Volunteering is easier than you think, and it’s #GoodForYou

We’re always looking for more inspirational adults with amazing skills. You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Not all volunteers wear uniform and have a weekly commitment. Lots of our volunteers fill ‘behind the scene’ roles to help keep the Group moving!

Are you good with communication? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.

Scouting is about everyday people working as leaders and supporters in the Scout group to off opportunities and experences to young people. Our volunteers help provide young people with the skills they’ll need for life.

As long as you are over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting and there is no upper age limit for adult volunteers.

Ways to get involved

Volunteering with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you help out once a week, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is a role you can play, and no matter how you get involved, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported.

What’s in it for me?

As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership. A study found that 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.


We have a number of vacancies within 8th Chelmsford Scout group, example of these are listed below but there is always a role for you so please do get in touch.

  • Section leaders and supporters - Running and supporting one of opur sections (Age range from 4 to 14yrs)
  • Exec committee members - Help with the behind the secene running of the group, this is a key position to ensure we have everything in place to continue to offer the young people Scouting at our group.
  • Hall committee members - Help with the running of the hall.  From taking bookings, organising maintance and servicing to making sure we have enough toilet roll and everything else in between.
  • Group supporter - Provides additional help when ever needed.  Things like section meetings, camps, fundraising activities or anywhere help is required.

 If you’ve got a skill, or a willingness to give back to your community, please get in touch and we’ll find a role that works for you.

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