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Volunteer With Us

Why volunteer in Scouting?

Volunteering is not just about giving back, it goes both ways. It improves your wellbeing, gives you skills for the future, helps you make new friends and memories. Whether you want to work with young people directly or help behind the scenes, there's something for everyone at the

7th Southampton (Bassett) Scout Group.

So come and volunteer it’s #GoodForYou


Some facts you might not know:

  • None of our Leaders are paid – They all volunteer!

  • Most Leaders also have a full time job and a family.

  • Leaders get involved so that they can have fun, learn new skills and make new friends themselves.

  • You don’t need previous experience – All we need is energy and enthusiasm!

  • Many volunteers help out on a flexible basis, some volunteers only help out once a year.

  • Not all volunteers wear uniform.

  • Not all volunteers work directly with Young People. There are jobs such as DIY, event organising or doing the accounts.

  • All members are covered by insurance while taking part in Scouting.

  • New leaders undergo enhanced criminal record checks, to ensure they are fit to work with Young People and within Scouting.

Volunteering opportunities with the 7th.

Working with Young People

  • Beaver helpers needed (flexible bases)            Could you help out our Beaver Colony on a Wednesday evening?

  • Squirrels Leadership Team

       We are looking for Volunteers to lead our new           bright-eyed, bushy tailed Scouts in their                     adventures. Will you take the leap with us?

       - Squirrel Scout Leader

       - Assistant Squirrel Scout Leader

       - Sectional Assistants

       - Young Leader

  • Share your skills with Young People                 We are always looking for people to teach our Young People new skills or show and teach them new things. If you have a hobby or an interesting job, come down to a Section meeting and share your skills.

Working behind the scenes

  • Minutes Secretary                               Compile minutes of meeting, recording decisions and action to be taken and by whom. Make sure minutes are available to all board members before or at committee meetings. Keep copies of all minutes for future reference.

  • Fundraising Team                                       We are looking for a team of enthusiastic people to help organise our fundraising events and look for grant to help raise money to provide more opportunities to our Young People, bye new kit and improve our HQ.

Speak to your Section Leader today to show your interest, or contact us today!

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