Frequently Asked Questions

Volunteering & joining as an adult

How can I join?

Volunteering with us is great fun and hugely rewarding! There are loads of ways to get involved with the Group, some of the common ones are listed below but this isn't an exhaustive list - if you want to get involved, please talk to us:

  • join our leadership team and help us run one of our sections; if you don’t want to become a full leader, you can join us as a Section Assistant or Occasional Helper.
  • become part of the 1st Hensingham Scout Active Support – this team helps out as and where they can – it might be transporting equipment to an event, helping with catering at one of our camps, or providing extra adults to help run a one-off activity for one of the sections!
  • come and share a skill or interest with one of the sections - don't worry, we can help you plan and run the session!
  • join our Group Executive, this is the team who help manage the group and make sure the section leaders have the resources and support they need.
  • help organise a one-off event, it could be sorting out the rota for a bag pack, or a bigger fund-raiser.
  • help us keep the website up to date, or publicise our adventures in the local media.
  • help our leaders maintain the equipment in the stores. 

Scout_Cub_kayak_games.jpgIf you’ve got a special skill or interest that you’d like to use or share, please talk to us – we won’t say no!

Download details of our current volunteering opportunities here: pdficon_large.png

 

I want to help, what do I need to do?

Speak to your child's leader or the Group Scout Leader.  We'll discuss the different opportunites and find a role that works for you, as well as helping us!

All adults have to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (see the Safety & child protection FAQs).

Depending on your role, there may be additional training requirements - we'll explain this when we talk about what role you want to do.

If you do need to do training for your role, don't worry - there are lots of different ways you can complete the training to fit around your other commitments.  You'll have a training advisor to support you, and the other adults in the Group and District are always willing to help.

 

I wasn't a Scout - can I become a leader?

Absolutely! In fact, not all of our leaders were Scouts themselves.  There's a full training programme that will teach you a lot of the basics and our more experienced leaders are always happy to share their skills and knowledge.

 

I’d like to help but I’m not sure how much time I can give.  Can I still be involved?

Yes, yes, yes!  We’re grateful for any time you give us & we'd love to have you as part of the team!  Several of our existing leaders and adult volunteers use flexible volunteering to support Scouting around work, family and other commitments so you’re not alone!

There are loads of ways to help us - please speak to a leader and we'll find a role that suits you.


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