Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in. Our volunteering opportunities are as varied as you and there is plenty to chose from in the Preston area! Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity in the local town hall, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread a group of very hungry eleven year olds – no two meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.
One of the biggest myths about Scouting is that Groups are closing down due to a lack of young people wanting to become Members. Nothing could be further from the truth; in the UK there are over 500,000 people enjoying Scouting Scouting is a growing Movement!
160,000 volunteers like you, enabling more than 450,000 young people each year to build #SkillsForLife
What do Scouts do?
Sections usually meet on one evening during the week, although they may also go to camps and other days out throughout the year.
Whilst the activities they take part in will depend on their age, each Section gives young people the opportunity to learn by doing.
Leaders in The Scout Association are trained to deliver this programme, ensuring our young people stay safe while they enjoy themselves and learn.
What to expect:
- A warm welcome
- Flexibility to get involved in a way that works for you
- Easy access to training and resources online
- Friendly ongoing support from local volunteers
No two weeks are the same, but the impact you make is always great.
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
- To support the Leaders
- Because volunteering is a ‘good thing
- As an enabler, so the Leader can do more
- To spend more quality time with your child
- To develop your own skills and do something practical
- To enjoy and rediscover adventure for yourself
- To live a healthier more active lifestyle
They won’t remember you unlocking the meeting place every Tuesday….
They remember this.
Ready to join?
Simply fill out our form and your local group will be in touch.
Meet some volunteers
Hear more from The Scouts volunteers about what being involved means to them.
Checkout our volunteering opportunities
Click the button below to see roles that we are looking to fill
Scouts Member Benefits
As a volunteer, unlock a range of discounts and more. Look out for the teal ‘Member offers’ banners across our Supporters page.