Volunteering opportunities

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Our volunteers are our everyday heroes!

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!

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You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. 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 students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.

We provide the training. You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life. Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is…

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160,000 volunteers like you, helping more than 460,000 young people each year to build #SkillsForLife


District Active Support Member

Where: Harlow & District

The flexible nature of Active Support lends itself to people who want to be involved in Scouting and benefit from opportunities for flexible volunteering. Active Support can take up as much or as little time as you wish. Each Active Support Member is responsible to the Active Support Manager for carrying out the work of…Find Out More

Colony Assistant (Beavers)

Section Assistants are adult volunteers who assist the Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders in delivering the programme to young people in Scouting. You will help to deliver a balanced programme including running games and activities as part of weekly section meetings and other section events, assisting young people to achieve badges and awards, assisting…Find Out More

Pack Assistant (Cubs)

Section Assistants are adult volunteers who assist the Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders in delivering the programme to young people in Scouting. You will help to deliver a balanced programme including running games and activities as part of weekly section meetings and other section events, assisting young people to achieve badges and awards, assisting…Find Out More

Troop Assistant (Scouts)

Section Assistants are adult volunteers who assist the Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders in delivering the programme to young people in Scouting. You will help to deliver a balanced programme including running games and activities as part of weekly section meetings and other section events, assisting young people to achieve badges and awards, assisting…Find Out More

District Appointments Secretary

Where: Harlow & District

The District Appointments Secretary supports the District Appointments Chair to ensure the smooth functioning and sound administration of the District appointments process, in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association. By using this form, you agree with the storage and handling of your data by Harlow District Scout Council and its…Find Out More

Drey Assistant (Squirrels)

Section Assistants are adult volunteers who assist the Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders in delivering the programme to young people in Scouting. You will help to deliver a balanced programme including running games and activities as part of weekly section meetings and other section events, assisting young people to achieve badges and awards, assisting…Find Out More

District Secretary

Where: Harlow & District

The District Secretary supports the District Chair to ensure the smooth functioning and sound administration of the District in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association. By using this form, you agree with the storage and handling of your data by Harlow District Scout Council and its subsidiary Groups for the…Find Out More