What do volunteers do?

This everyday adventure is only possible thanks to our team of adult volunteers, who support Scouts in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people, to helping manage a local community based Group, to being a charity Trustee. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.

Our award winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.

County Roles

Lead Volunteer – District Commissioner – Wansbeck Scouts

Northumberland Scouts are currently in a position to search for a lead volunteer to take Scouting forward in Wansbeck Scouts. The individual (or team of individuals) will provide support for all members of the district whilst leading and growing the district.

Assistant County Commissioner for Beavers Support

We are very excited to be growing our Programme team within Northumberland Scouts

• Assistant County Commissioner – Beavers Support
(Role Description: https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/running-things-locally/recruiting-and-managing-volunteers/role-descriptions/countyarea-roles/)
To help head up our Beaver (6-8 years old) provision across the county with close links with ADC Beavers (Assistant District Commissioners) and colonies.

With this roles, you are not alone, but part of a growing Programme team supporting each other and the Northumberland Scouts to embed a fun, rewarding, exciting, adventurous, youth shaped, challenging, quality programme!

Of course in doing so, our young people will achieve more skills and opportunities, and this will be reflected by the amazing achievement of their Top awards!

• If you would like to find out more about the role, we’re more than happy to have a chat.

• If you would like to apply, please email Sam Lacey (Deputy County Commissioner) at [email protected] outlining why you would like to apply and your biggest aspirations for the role.

• If you know anyone who you think would be suitable at the role then also, please get in touch too.

No one likes to put themselves forward, but please do, these roles are a great opportunity to help drive Northumberland Scouts in a fantastic direction.

If you think you’re not good enough, or maybe you feel perhaps are too young or too old, or ‘I’m only a section leader’, or ‘ I’ve only been in Scouts a year’ etc, we still want to hear from you! If you have the skills or are willing to learn, and you have the dedication and enthusiasm, then put your name forward.

Appointments Committee Member

You will be be in a role pool of people who attend virtual / face to face Appointment Committee to meet with candidates for roles within Northumberland Scouts. See Here

Interested? Email Committee Chair, [email protected]

Local Awards Advisory Group Member

LAAGs support the County Commissioner in the process of recommendation, decision and administration of award nominations, ensuring the processes and Award criteria are met. See Here

Interested? Email Committee chair, [email protected]

Appointments Advisory Committee members do not require to have current or previous experience in Scouting.

We are looking for lots of individuals who may be interested to get in touch.

We are looking for members involved in the programme side of Scouting, not involved in the programme side of Scouting, 18-25year olds, 25+ year olds. If you are interested – there will be a role for you!!!

Please get in touch with our Appointments Committee and Local Awards Advisory Committee chair, Liam if you would like to get involved or would like to find out more! Contact Liam Walsh

Group Roles

Our amazing Groups are always looking for enthusiastic adults to join the adventure in all our groups helping provide young people with the skills for life.

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