Volunteering at 90th Bristol

Whatever your skills, experience and interests, we can find a role for you!

Scouting is growing in popularity, with increasing numbers of boys and girls joining the adventure.

But because the demand from young people far outstrips the numbers of adult volunteers we have available to help, thousands of young people across the country are still on waiting lists to join.

We need your help to allow more young people to experience the challenge and adventure of Scouting.

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What can Scouting do for me?

Our adult volunteers get just as much fun from Scouting as young people. As well as helping young people to enjoy the adventure of Scouting, you also get the opportunity to try a whole range of different activities and new experiences.

We can also help you develop your current skills and learn new ones. Volunteering in Scouting can enhance your CV or simply allow you to pursue your interest in a specific hobby.

You don’t need to have previous experience in Scouting, just energy and enthusiasm. All of our adult volunteers receive full induction and ongoing training and support.

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How can I help Scouting?

There are many ways in which you can give your time to help Scouting whatever your gender, age, abilities and skills. Most of our volunteers have full-time jobs and help out on a flexible basis, around their other commitments.

Whether you can spare two hours a week or one day a month, we need volunteers to help young people experience the challenge and adventure of Scouting.

Simply let us know your availability and how much your would like to help and we will match this to roles within our group or local area.

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Opportunities for you!

There is a whole range of different volunteering opportunities available to you through Scouting. For example:

  • Leaders to work with young people at weekly meetings.
  • Managers to lead and support teams of adults to deliver Scouting
  • Executive Committee members to help run the Group ‘behind the scenes’.
  • Activity instructors to provide adventurous activity to young people
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Why help?

There are many reasons why adults choose to volunteer for Scouting. Here are some that existing volunteers have given:

To give something back to the community

I believe the kids get such a lot out of it; I just put a bit back for what the kids take out.

To support the leaders

They give so much, you’ve got to give some of that back.

Because volunteering is a ‘good thing’

I just personally believe that you should always do some kind of voluntary work…otherwise nothing would get done in this world.’

As an enabler, so the Leader can do more

If I can help Sam, our Leader, out by doing the little things, then it means she has got more time to give the kids and then they get more out of it.

To spend more quality time with your child

David used to go on his PlayStation2 while I read the paper after school and work – now we get a chance to do activities together.

To develop your own skills

I hadn’t used a compass since I was a scout. After I learned how to use one again, I take one out on family walks. We get lost less than we used to!

To enjoy and rediscover adventure for yourself

We had a water fight at beavers the other week, it was great!

Chief Scout Bear Grylls says:

I wasn’t involved in scouting until someone asked me and I jumped at the chance. Adventure isn’t just for young people or those of us already wearing neckerchiefs; it’s for everyone. There’s lots of talent among our 800,000 parents. Let’s bring some of that into scouting. Just ask – that’s all it takes.’


How Can I Get Involved?

To find out more or to volunteer at 90th Bristol Scout Group, fill in our Volunteering Application Form and our Group Scout Leader will contact you to arrange an informal chat. This will give you the opportunity to find out more about Scouting and what roles the group has available.

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