Adult Volunteers

Become a leader or a helper

Volunteer to work directly with young people. It is is easy, fun and flexible, and how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you help out once a fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play, and no matter how you get involved, we'll make sure you're properly trained and supported.

Many of our helpers and leaders are parents of our youth members, so they have seen first-hand how scouting benefits young people and want to give something back. It’s also a chance to spend more time with your children and learn new skills. Speak to your child’s leader to discuss how you might become involved.

As long as you're over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in scouting. They is no upper age limit for adult volunteers. If you are aged between 14 and 18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader.

You can learn new skills, or use your existing skills in new ways.


Make a difference and become a Trustee

Charity trustees are volunteers who make some of the most important decisions in scouting.They are members of a group known as the Executive Committee, and every Scout Group and District has one. The Executive Committee in scouting is like a board of governors in a school. Essentially it makes sure that the best quality scouting is delivered to young people in the local area.

For more information about what is involved in being a trustee please click here


Join the Winchester Scout Active Support Unit (SAS)

The Active Support Unit is a team of adult volunteers in Winchester to support the District Commissioner and the District Team and you can support us behind the scenes.

These can range from helping a Group or a Section with a particular issue to organising a fund-raising exercise or a District Quiz, to welcoming prospective new leaders tea and cakes at a recruiting or induction event. There is nothing that they haven't turned their hands to before.

Many have been in Winchester scouting for several years and apart from being keen to continue to serve Scouting they also enjoy an active social programme of walks, skittles evenings and meeting up in our best local pubs for a drink and a gossip.

So do get in touch. Come and join them. These are part of the reason why Winchester Scouts are growing at five times the national average. We are a big part of that success story. Come and find out why!


Tell us what experience or skills you'd like to share

Working with young people,  being part of a team,  leading a team,  managing or raising money,  sharing my skills with others,  safety and safequarding,  digital skills,  administration skills,  communications media or publicity,  governance,  outdoor and bushcraft skills, adventurous activities skills such as hiking/climbing/canoeing/sailing/etc.

Complete either the Contact Us form or the Adult Volunteer online application form on the right and send it to us, and then we can talk about how you can get involved.

Further down on the right you can find a whole range of descriptions of the roles you could play in scouting.

Get in touch with us and find our more.

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If you would like to contact us for more details or arrange to meet with a leader, please click the link below for our contact form.

Contact Us

Adult Volunteer Online Application Form

If you would like to join the adventure as an adult volunteer, please click the link below for our online adult volunteer application form.

Adult Volunteer Online Application Form


Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouting as our young people.


Role descriptions

Role descriptions are written to help you in find a suitable role in scouting.

When an adult takes on a new role in scouting it is important to agree both what you will do for scouting and what scouting will do for you.

You can see the range of Group roles here 

Scout Role Descriptions>


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