Volunteer with Us

Volunteer with Lowry!

Volunteering with Scouting is easier than you think…!

Scouting is about everyday people working as Leaders and supporters in Scout Groups in their local communities, giving young people confidence, a sense of purpose, life values and outdoor skills that are hard to find anywhere else – we call this everyday adventure!

Scouts only exists because our volunteers make it happen.

Week by week our volunteers empower young people in Lowry to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They shape our young people’s lives for the better and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process too! We’re more relevant and more needed than ever, but it’s not always easy to keep up with the demand.

That is where you come in.

Part of Scouting’s modern appeal to adults is our approach to flexible volunteering, it’s great when people can make a regular commitment to help to provide weekly scouting to young people, but we know it is not always possible. People nowadays have busy, often unpredictable lives – meaning that they can not commit set hours, on set days.

All our volunteering opportunities are based on a flexible volunteering model, meaning that if you are unable to make the meeting its fine, we do not expect everyone to be available every week. Scouting is still scouting, whether you are involved once a week, once or twice a month, every six weeks or even once a year; and whether you are in the thick of activities with a group of young people or working behind the scenes in a management, trustee or support role.

Everyone has something to offer as far as supporting Scouting is concerned, whatever your age or ability, and there are lots of ways to get involved.

You do not 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 are only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We are talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We are talking about minibus drivers and first aiders. We are 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 will get more out than you put in. Because whether you are helping a leader to run an activity in the group hall, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread for a group of very hungry eleven-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, make memories for life and some great friends too.

Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is. Click here to register you interest in becoming a volunteer.

 

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls