Scout Group Support Volunteer

Organisation Name: York Scouts

Organisation Address:
c/o 1 Ploughmans Close, Copmanthorpe, YO23 3YG

Organisation's Cause:
Education & Learning

Type of Voluntary Activity:
Admin / Office Support
Campaigning / Lobbying / Ambassador
Community Work
Event Support
Marketing & Communications Support
Sports / Physical Activities

Location of Voluntary Activity:
Across York

Role description:
We have 26 Scout Groups run entirely by volunteers, providing opportunities for 2000 young people across York. All our groups need additional support from adults willing to help in the background, on an ad hoc basis, to free up leaders to plan and run activities. This support can be provided when it suits you, to fit around your other commitments. Tasks could range from administration work or looking after buildings and equipment, through to helping organise a specific activity, or weekend camp. Each Group also operates as an individual charity and needs volunteers to join their Committee of Trustees and fundraisers, to help deliver the charity’s objectives, by making sure it in solvent and well run.

Skills and behaviours needed for the role:
We have opportunities to use any skills you have, and will help you to develop other skills. Our adult volunteers are required to work with other adults, following our safety, safeguarding, first aid and data management guidance. Training is provided where required. 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:
One-off Volunteering
Ongoing Volunteering
Short term Volunteering
Skilled Volunteer
Work Experience

What will the volunteer gain/benefit from:
• You will use your skills to enable other volunteers to plan and deliver opportunities for young people to develop skills for life through fun and adventure. • You will have fun and meet new people in your area. • You will be rewarded by making a difference to a respected and important youth service, that has been proven to have a positive impact on young people. • You will find that you get even more benefits from Scouting than you put in.

When are volunteers needed: Your duties can be managed at a time which suits you, around your other commitments.

How to get involved:
Drop an email to or and we will assign someone to talk through specific opportunities. You may want to shadow another volunteer for a few weeks to see what is involved. We may 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