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Week by week, our volunteers empower thousands of young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They shape young people’s lives for the better, and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too. 
Today, there are nearly 60,000 young people on the waiting list to join us in the UK. We’re more relevant and more needed than ever, but it’s not always easy to keep up with the demand.

That’s where you come in.

You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent.  Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about mini bus drivers and first aiders. We’re talking about students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.
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.  Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity in the local village hall, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread for a group of very hungry seven year olds – no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.
We provide the training. You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.

Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is!

See below for opportunities near you.

Local Volunteer Vacancies

Here are just some of the ways you could lend a hand and support Adur Valley District Scouts:

Leaders and Assistants

You can decide how much or little time you wish to give and which age range you work with.

  • Squirrel Scouts – 4 to 6 years
  • Beaver Scouts – 6 to 8 years
  • Cub Scouts – 8 to 10½ years
  • Scouts – 10½  to 14 years
  • Explorer Scouts – 14 to 18 years

As a leader or assistant you will work with other volunteers to plan, organise and deliver activities, events and awesome experiences!

Location: Any Group…. You can choose where you get involved from Sompting to Southwick and all the groups in between!

Contact Cameron

Secretary (Trustee)

You’ll undertake various administration tasks, including taking minutes of meeting (approx. 6 per year), writing letters/emails and supporting other volunteers in the management of the Scout Group.
This is a trustee role and so you must be eligible to be a charity trustee and aged over 18 years.

Location: 1st Henfield

Contact Cameron

Group Scout Leader (Manager)

You will be responsible for leading the Scout Group, ensuring that we provide good quality Scouting for young people, and taking us forward into the future. You will need to be capable of providing effective management and support for people of all ages.
You should have good IT skills and access to your own email and computer.
You should be prepared to attend evening meetings locally (approx. 4-6 per month) and undertake other tasks from home at a time that suits you. Approximate time commitment between 4 and 8 hours per week.
This role could be shared or aspects delegated to a Deputy Group Scout Leader.

Location: 1st Sompting

Contact Cameron

Appointments Secretary (Administrator)

Take the lead in ensuring new and existing volunteers progress through our joining, vetting, induction and review processes.
You’ll support volunteer line managers to on board new volunteers and update volunteer records in our online membership system.
You’ll track progress and help ensure the District remains complaints in DBS checking volunteers and completing mandatory training.
Working with the Appointments Chair and panel members you’ll arrange welcome meetings for new volunteers to the District to check their suitability for the role they have applied for and help get them started on their scout volunteer journey.

All admin tasks are undertaken from home, with occasional meetings in Lancing, Shoreham or online.
Time commitment is approximately 4 to 8 hours per week, with one or two evening meetings per month.
This role could be undertake as part of a team.

Location: District wide role. Undertaken from home

Contact Cameron

Joining Administrator

You’ll be a central contact point for youth joining enquiries for the District and work in partnership with the membership contacts at our eleven Scout Groups to ensure young people are able to join as quickly as possible.
Where necessary you’ll help Groups manage their waiting list and keep parents updated on when their child is likely to start.

Location: District wide role. Undertaken from home

Contact Cameron

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