Help us deliver #skillsforlife

Durham Scouts is growing and going from strength to strength, but with more young people wanting to join every week we need more adult volunteers to help us develop and deliver fun, exciting and challenging programmes that help us deliver Skills for Life.

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Durham Scouts

Durham Scouts is growing and going from strength to strength, but with more young people wanting to join every week we need more adult volunteers to help us develop and deliver fun, exciting and challenging programmes that help us deliver Skills for Life.

We want to provide all young people (girls and boys) in Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland, County Durham and Darlington with the best possible opportunities in life and we’d love you to help us achieve that.

We have opportunities for you to work directly with young people, but there are also plenty of other jobs you can do to support our section leaders. Whatever your skills or experience, however much time you have to give, we can help you put your skills and time to good use and we can guarantee that you’ll have a great time enjoying ‘the game of Scouting’

Use the form above to get in touch to find out more, and feel free to let us know what you’d like to do help us build Skill for Life in the next generation.

A message from David Stokes, County Commissioner

Benefits

Adult helping Beaver with craft

Recent research has shown that the majority of people who volunteer report having improved life satisfaction and improved self-esteem and also have reduced feelings of loneliness and stress. Nearly two thirds also said that since starting volunteering they have developed useful employability skills; with a majority saying they feel more confident and more motivated in their jobs.

As a volunteer with Durham Scouts you’ll not only help our young people develop Skills for Life, but you’ll also develop your own transferable skills which you can take into education and employment. You’ll also get to take part in new adventures, experience the great outdoors (if that’s your thing), make lots of new friends and have a lot of enjoyment.

Put simply, volunteering with Durham Scouts is good for you, good for your CV, good for our young people and is great fun!

Opportunities

As well as opportunities in local sections and Scout Groups, we have some key opportunities volunteering with Durham Scouts. No Scouting experience is necessary for these roles and support will be provided from our experienced volunteers.

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Are You Good with Paper?

County Secretary
We’re looking for a County Secretary to help with formal correspondence, prepare minutes of Executive Committee meetings and support other trustees with some administration. It’s genuinely an average of an hour a week and it would make a big difference to the governance of our charity.

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Are You Good With People?

ACC (Adult Support)
As the Scout Association refreshes our adult recruitment, appointment, mentoring and review processes we’re looking for someone to take the lead in rolling out these new and improved processes in Durham. A background in HR would be ideal, but you really just need to get on with people

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Can You Help us Find a Few Quid?

Fundraising Committee Members
We are continually looking for opportunities to grow and develop Scouting in Durham, and raising funds is key. We’re looking for people with experience making grant applications and raising funds to help with our strategic growth and development plans

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Are You Looking for Management Experience?

Group Scout Leaders
It’s hard to gain the experience to move in to management, and the right volunteering role might be what you’re looking for. What we’re looking for is volunteers who can help manage local Scout Groups, which requires good planning skills, good management skills and the ability to get on well with people