Volunteering is not just about giving back – it goes both ways. It improves your wellbeing, gives you skills for the future, and helps you make new friends (and memories) – It’s good for you.

Whatever your skill set, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise your support will make a massive difference to our members. No one in our Group gets paid – everything we do and achieve relies upon people like you. Our volunteering opportunities range from helping a leader to run an activity or meeting, assisting at a camp, running a fundraising activity or helping us with our administration and hut maintenance.

You might want to:

  • Try something new
  • Make friends 
  • Spend time with or gain experience with young people
  • Do something good for your community and yourself
  • Keep your body and brain active and happy – whether that’s by scaling mountains, sharing skills or helping with admin.

All end up making a huge difference to young people’s lives – gifting them with skills for life, and learning a whole lot about themselves along the way.

But don’t just take our word for it. Take theirs.

“I volunteer because it makes such a difference to those young people that take part, increasing their confidence and improving their mental health in what has been a very difficult time.”

Sharon Stanley – Skills Instructor – Chinley Scouts

“volunteering with beavers is pure joy. I smile so much seeing the children enjoying the session and hearing their stories. It is great fun to create activities and see how the beavers explore them. There is so much energy in our meetings.”

Moira McIntyre – Beaver Leader – Chinley Scouts

“Volunteering helps me feel like I’m a part of the community and that I am giving something back”

Simon Bottomley – Assistant Beaver Leader – Chinley Scouts

Make a difference, volunteer today

We are currently looking for help in the following areas:

  • Adult Training administrator – Help us to remind adults to keep their first aid etc updated.
  • Hut Bookings administrator – Help us manage party bookings at the hut.
  • Waiting list administrator – Help us contact parents on our waiting list when spaces are available.
  • Kit store organiser (quartermaster) – Help us organise our tents and other gear.
  • Assistant leaders and/or Leaders for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts – Help us run sessions.

You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. You’re never too old – it’s just as good at boosting your CV as it is keeping you active as you get older.

We provide the training. You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life. Sounds fun?

Help us deliver life changing opportunities to young people in our local community – contact us using the form below.

Volunteer as an adult