Volunteering

One of our Leaders being interviewed by the BBC about her role as a volunteer.

It takes an awful lot of work to run a large Sea Scout Group with almost 150 youth members, a large headquarters building and camping and boating equipment to maintain.

Could you help?  We can never have too many volunteers; the more we have the more we are able to spread the workload or share jobs.  And it is not all about work; many of our volunteers have learnt to sail or kayak through the Group and enjoy using our boating facilities and going camping.

If you think you can help in any way please contact us through volunteer@elingseascouts.org.uk or send a  message by Getting in Touch.  Volunteering does not necessarily mean donning a uniform; you can help out with fundraising, equipment maintenance, providing refreshments at events or providing skills training to our young members.  We also need administrative skills to help run our Group Executive.  Many of the non-leadership roles can be done on a part time or ad-hoc basis, but we do ask you to keep any commitments you made.

Leaders receive plenty of training for their roles, learning new skills for life, which will be useful in their day to day life or regular work.  There are also training courses to help the executive committee understand their roles, so even if you are new to Scouting we will help you settle in.  With all sections having full memberships and having to operate waiting lists, parents of potential youth members who are regular volunteers receive priority over non-helpers (please see our Waiting List Policy for full details). 

 

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