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Could you volunteer some time to support our Region?

If you have some time on your hands, would like to use your skills and expertise, and would like to support Scouting in South East Scotland, then read on to find out about our amazing volunteering opportunities.

We are looking for a number of volunteers to support the functioning of our virtual Regional Office which provides a range of important services, ensuring that we effectively support our adult volunteers and young people.

Specifically, we are looking for:

Finance Volunteers – Good with numbers?

We are looking for a volunteer(s) interested in assisting the Regional Treasurer to record the Regional finances. You don’t need formal financial qualifications – just a capacity to work effectively with finances and be able to give a few hours regularly of your time volunteering from your own home.

At a glance
We’re looking for an enthusiastic Finance Assistant to join our fun and friendly Central Services Team! This is an exciting role that makes a big difference. You’ll work with the Regional Finance Team to support the day to day finance administration including entering invoices and credits for our members and suppliers onto our accounts packages.

If you’re friendly and approachable, a real people person, have a great eye for detail, and really know your stuff on admin and customer support, we’d love to hear from you!

Also, this is great for boosting your CV skills and employability potential.

For more information please email Scouting Support Officer Kirstie for more information.

Admin Volunteers – Good at getting things done?

This new opportunity can be done from home so is open to all those living in Edinburgh, Borders, Midlothian and East Lothian. You don’t need formal qualifications – just good planning and organisation skills and be able to give up to 3 hours per week of your time volunteering from your own home.

Our Regional Strategic Plan is to equip more young people with the skills for life. Admin and logistics are an important part of our plans and Scouting as a whole. They help to ensure the safe and effective running of any section, Group, District or Region. The Regional Administrator will support the Regional Commissioner to ensure the smooth functioning and sound administration of the Region in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of Scouts. 

We’re growing our friendly and talented team to help us deliver more skills for life across Scotland. We make a big difference. You could too. To deliver our ambitious goals and in line with the exciting Scouting Volunteer Experience Transformation Project, we have an exciting opportunity to join the Team. Oh, and it’s good fun too!

For more and to contact us about this opportunity please visit HERE.

Training Support Volunteers – Good at helping to develop others?

We are looking for a volunteer(s) to support and provide our training function, helping with admin around the training we provide as well as ensuring our training equipment is fit for purpose. You don’t need qualifications – just a desire to help ensure our adult volunteers have the training they need to support our young people and be able to give up to 3 hours per week of your time.


Trainers are key to the volunteer training scheme at the Scouts. As a volunteer, we value their contribution to delivering the #SkillsForLife to our young people and in helping make Scouting as much an adult experience as it is for the young! If you’ve decided to help others to complete their training then we have the resources and tips to support you. If you have the personal skills (no prior formal qualifications are required), interest and means please reach out to the Training Team for an informal chat. Thanks! 

For more about the varied opportunities including Training Advisers, Training Delivery Managers, and Assistant roles to support all 7 Districts please visit HERE.

The Assistant Regional Commissioner (Communications) – is vacant. But we like to look at things more as a Communications Team member position is vacant. Join the team and come and have fun. To find out more or have a conversation please email: or visit HERE

You can make a difference!

The ARC (Communications) – or Comms Team member!! – is a key role which has responsibility for ensuring that Scouting in the Region is appropriately promoted using various media channels, and that communication tools are used effectively to make and keep in contact with both internal and external audiences. It’s exciting and fresh with lots of scope for personal development.

No Scouting experience, no problem! Some interest or knowledge in marketing and communications skills are desirable for the right person to enjoy this position.

We wish to make more use of local media for positive and proactive news stories to support our seven Districts and 89 Groups. The role also includes the coordination of communications in general. This can include websites, social media accounts and working with local media contacts. Effective communication involves a range of tasks and skills, most often undertaken by a team or by a single individual with multiple talents. We wish to create a communications team to enable a number of areas to be broken down into smaller tasks. Sounds great, well it is!

District Commissioner Announcement

Martin Elliot, Regional Commissioner, is pleased to appoint Jo Mitchell as the new District Commissioner for Craigalmond District.  Jo will take over from Mark Hesketh in February 2023. 

In her new role, Jo will be responsible for managing the District’s Leadership Team, including its Group Scout Leaders, and providing strategic leadership to Scouting in the District.  

Jo is currently Deputy District Commissioner in the District and in this role has provided support to Mark and to various groups in the District. You can find out more about her Scouting journey in this recent Meet the Volunteer feature.  

Jo Mitchell