Volunteer Support

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We’d like to offer recruitment guidance and support to our members.

Volunteering can help you make friends, learn new skills, advance your career, and even feel happier and healthier. 

As a South East Scotland member do you wish to share news about our volunteering opportunities? Are you interested to learn what we are doing Regionally to support you? Well, read on….


1. Scouts Volunteers Guide for Beginners:

In this handy Scouting volunteering guide for beginners, we answer common questions, give you some volunteering options and explain how helpers can use their time best to support young people. Members can use this web page and content to facilitate new volunteer conversations and share with potential new parents, carers or other people who may be interested in volunteering with Scouts. It’s crammed full of informed choices and information to help them get involved in a way that’s right for them. 

Please click on the below image for more.

2. Your Scouting Support Officer Kirstie is out and about

Kirstie has already been to Borders College in Galashiels and has engaged with students for volunteering opportunities locally.

Over the next few weeks she will be spending time promoting recruitment and opportunities:

– Volunteer Midlothian event in Dalkeith – February 9th
– Knox Academy Secondary School event in Haddington – February 9th
– Napier University Student Opportunities Week (Sighthill Campus) – February 14th
– Edinburgh University volunteering event in Edinburgh – February 15th
– presenting to students at the Moray House Education and Sports Centre – February 20th
– Heriot-Watt University volunteering event – February 22nd

Please do get in touch if you have any events or ideas you wish to speak to Kirstie about. Or why not pop along to one of the above and join Kirstie to speak about your local vacancies if you can.

Email Kirstie for a chat. 

3. Do you have a recruitment question?

Scouting Support Officer Kirstie is available to answer any questions you may have and constantly provides recruitment information, guidance, and aids to DC/DDCs and GSLs if you have any please do get in touch. The SSO also heavily supports the wider Regional Team from Inclusion to Communications. 

Ask Kirstie.

4. Quick fire ideas to help you run a local recruitment campaign yourself

Kirstie will be happy to discuss ideas, and help with support materials and recruitment advice.  You can also book on the Growing Scouts Training which is all about adult recruitment and retention (as well as young people) – click here. In the meantime, click on the below images and check these out to help you find new volunteers:

5. Share our other local volunteer stories

South East Scotland Scouts is full of ordinary people making an extraordinary difference in young people’s lives and learning a whole lot along the way.

Read their stories and share their stories to help others find the perfect volunteer role for them. Whether they want to work with young people directly or help behind the scenes, there’s something for everyone at Scouts.

What else?

Why not tap into a business audience?

Adding volunteering to your LinkedIn profile is a great way to give potential employers a deeper look into who you are and what matters to you —especially if your volunteer work relates to your profession or to your industry. 

So calling our #scouts network – is yours up to date? Time for some LinkedIn housekeeping! Then spread the word.

You can become our LinkedIn friend too if you like. Click here for more.

In fact, everyone can join in our conversation on FacebookTwitter and Instagram too! 

Please remember - if you/a new volunteer enquiry has no previous experience of Scouting or Guiding - that's ok! Everyone is welcome no matter their background or skills. Please do get in touch.