Giving back will improve your wellbeing, equip you with skills for the future, and help you make a positive impact on the lives of young people.
At Scouts we celebrate difference and welcome everyone.
Whatever your background, identity or ability, there’s a volunteer spot with your name on it.
Whether you join us to directly support young people, or behind the scenes, as a volunteer manager, treasurer or fundraiser, we’ll match you with a role that suits the skills you have to share and those you’d like to gain.
Volunteering can be a brilliant way to boost your mental wellbeing. It’s a great feeling knowing you’re helping young people get skills for life, and you might even learn a lot about yourself along the way.
Scouts can make you feel good in other ways too. We’ll guide you to an opportunity where you’ll:
- Make friends and meet people
- Try new things and challenge yourself
- Get outdoors and get stuck in
- Positively impact your community
- Create vital opportunities for young people
- Make memories that’ll last a lifetime
If you can only occasionally help, that’s OK. Whether you’d like to be an activity planner, tea-maker or craft creator, we appreciate any time you can spare.
Discover what you can do
Whether you want to work with young people directly or help out behind the scenes, there’s something for everyone at Scouts.
Volunteering behind the scenes
Want to make a big impact behind the scenes? Your time and skills can make a difference in so many ways.
Not all volunteers work directly with young people. Locally, regionally and nationally, many help out in other ways.
Working in teams, they might:
- Get the best out of volunteers, using their people and leadership skills
- Spread the word about Scouts to attract new members
- Help with admin, fundraising, finances, operations or governance
- Keep everything running smoothly on the ground – from serving tea and coffee, helping to tidy up after meetings or sessions, driving or keeping meeting places in tip top condition
Not sure how you’d like to help yet, or how much time you have to give? No worries. We can chat you through a whole host of options – including flexible and occasional volunteering.
Volunteering with young people
Team player? Love supporting young people? Great at planning?
Most of our volunteers work directly with young people aged 4-18 through our Squirrel, Beaver, Cub, Scout and Explorer groups, known as sections – helping young people gain skills for life through activities and adventures.
Working in teams, they might:
- Welcome young people and families to sessions and events
- Make sure everyone’s safe, supported, included and having fun
- Help to plan and lead activities
- Get involved with days out, camps and expeditions
- Share and learn skills – from coding to cake decorating to canoeing
- Celebrate young people’s achievements big and small
No previous experience with young people? No problem. Whether you’d like to help out week-after-week or whenever-you-can, we provide training, learning opportunities and cups of tea – every step of the way.
Local volunteering opportunities
We have a number of volunteering opportunities available in our District team. Check them out by clicking below.
Find your local group
Looking to join Blackpool Scouts? Find your nearest Scout Group and let the adventure begin..
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- 8th Blackpool Scout Group
- Williamson Explorer Scout Unit
- Tenzing Explorer Scout Unit
- Tigers Explorer Scout Unit
- 1st Norbreck Scout & Guide Group
- 1st Staining Scout Group
- 57th Blackpool Scout Group
- 51st Blackpool Scout Group
- 45th Blackpool Scout Group
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- Central Blackpool Scouts
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- 1st Bispham Scout & Guide Group