Over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.

There are some fantastic reasons to volunteer with The Scouts. Not only can you set yourself up with some life changing skills, but you get to help shape the future of the next generation to help enable them to do more, learn more and be more.

Volunteering can come in lots of different shapes and sizes, from a couple of hours a month to an hour or two a week, and not all our roles have to involve young people as there are executive and organisation roles available too.

10 Reasons to Volunteer

We asked our Scouts what their favourite reasons for volunteering with us are. Scroll down to see what they had to say.


There is always somebody to laugh at your terrible jokes.


You adopt a new family that never stops extending.


When you don’t feel like you’re good enough, there are people around you who think you’re the best!


Your encouragement gives a young person hope.


Your support can put a smile on a young person’s face when they are having a tough day.

Are you ready to inspire the next generation?

Inspire the next generation of young people to help them achieve to their maxiumum potential, and gain some life changing skills in the process.

Do More. Share More. Be More.

Put your skills to use, learn new ones, and contribute to an amazing life-experience for you and your local community.


By being you, you can teach others that it’s ok to be themselves.


By becoming a leader you can lead young people on the adventure of a lifetime.


You become more than a volunteer, you become somebody’s mentor.


You develop relationships that stand the test of time.


Your dedication to Scouting helps somebody to achieve awards!