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Transforming your Volunteer Experience

Simplifying Volunteering

working in teams
on tasks with
clear purpose

Clearer roles with
titles that
everyone can

Clear expectations on
both sides, with a
commitment to building
a positive volunteering

contributing in a way
that matches their
skills, interest and

culture of
diversity &

When is all this happening in South East Scotland?

What’s my role again?

We’re simplifying volunteering with Scouts by bringing the number of role titles down from over 400 to just 10.

Teams Based Approach

Map volunteers into teams based on tasks. It may be volunteers consider joining other teams. 

Trustee Boards

Executive Committees are now moving to Trustee Boards


Some roles won’t exist at all after transition. Instead they will be covered by what we’re calling an Accreditation.

National Resource links

How we’ll simplify how we volunteer together for positive volunteering everyday

Discover the local teams within our new structure and what responsibilities they have

Find out which current volunteer roles on Compass will or won’t directly migrate to new teams on

Find out what Our Volunteering Culture is and what it means for you

How to use accreditations that give someone our permission to take on a task or responsibility

How Trustee Boards are set up to focus on governance

Find the guidance and support you need as a Scouts Trustee