Scouting Section Assistant Volunteer

Organisation Name: York Scouts

Organisation Address:
c/o 1 Ploughmans Close, Copmanthorpe, YO23 3YG
We have over 20 Groups and volunteering opportunities across York.

Organisation's Cause:
Children / Young People / Families
Education & Learning

Type of Voluntary Activity:
Community Work
Event Planning Support
Practical work & DIY
Volunteering with Children & Young People

Location of Voluntary Activity:
Across York

Role description:
Assist a team of Scout Leaders and other adult volunteers with planning and delivering opportunities for young people to develop skills for life through fun and adventure. We have openings to help in all our age groups (6-25), at over 20 locations across York. Scouts is needed now more than ever. The pandemic has hit our young people and volunteers hard – with two thirds saying this impacted on their mental health. Having people positive role models to guide the way, and give that extra bit of encouragement is so important in times like these. We help young people step up, speak up, and find their place in the world. We help them to build friendships, teamwork, resilience and other skills for life.

Skills and behaviours needed for the role:
Everyone is welcome to bring whatever skills they have, and we will provide training and support, to help them utilise these and to develop new skills. As a minimum all adult volunteers are required to demonstrate they can work with adults and young people, following our safety, safeguarding, first aid and data management guidance. Volunteers are expected to support our values of Integrity, Respect, Care, Belief and Co-operation.

Will there be a DBS check? Yes

Driving Licence required? No

Volunteer's own vehicle required? No

Suitable for:
Ongoing Volunteering

What will the volunteer gain/benefit from:
• You will share your skills and experience with young people, while developing yourself • You will have fun and meet new people in your area • You will inspire a generation (and they’ll never forget it)

When are volunteers needed: The good news is you shape what you do and decide how much time you give. Scouts happens when a lot of us each give a little. We always have opportunities to add to existing volunteer teams, and have groups needing help every day. Most help is needed in evenings and at weekends, although volunteers can plan activities at any time, around their other commitments. We are continuing to provide Scouting opportunities for our young people during the current COVID Pandemic so we can get you involved as soon as you are ready.

How to get involved:
Drop a line to one of our District Team members via,or, or contact a Scout Group directly. We will assign someone to talk through the local options, and the vetting process. You may want to shadow some other volunteers for a few weeks first. We will need you to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and will guide you through the process to get you started.

Web link: Click here

Closing date: 03-01-2022