Volunteers are pivotal to the running of our Scout Group. We encourage everyone to get involved in Scouts whether as an occasional helper at weekly sessions, helping with catering or activities on a camp, joining our friendly and energetic leadership team or becoming a member of our executive committee who help behind the scenes with the smooth running of the Group.
The Scout Association offers an award-winning training scheme for volunteers and we aim for you to get as much out of Scouting as you put in. Time spent volunteering in Scouts can help your own work and personal life as well as enable you to embark upon some of the adventures you may have missed out on in your own childhood.
You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Scout or a Guide when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent. We welcome volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about mini-bus drivers and first aiders. We’re talking about students who need to volunteer as part of their course and parents or grandparents who volunteer so they can spend more time with their family.
Many of our Leaders and Section Assistants are parents, carers or grandparents with busy lives and we have found success in flexible volunteering where 5 or 6 leaders share the planning and delivery of the term’s program, organising 2-3 sessions per term with the benefit of various pre-planned, external activities available.
Every week our volunteers empower the children and young people of Winchester to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They shape young people’s lives for the better and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.
Whatever your skillset, get involved and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in. Whether you’re helping a leader to run a craft activity in the Holy Trinity Church hall, organising a night away, or helping make breakfast for a group of hungry Cubs – no two sessions or activities are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great. Full support, DBS checking and training are provided.
Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.