1st Harefield Scout Group – Assistant Helper
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Scouting in the UK is organised through The Scout Association.
The purpose of Scouting is to help young people, aged 6-25 years old, achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
With over 520,000 members in the UK, Scouting is the largest mixed youth organisation in the country.
As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership. A study found that over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.
Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:
Assistant Leaders and helpers are responsible, with Leaders, helpers and members; for planning and running the weekly activities for either Beavers, (6-8 years old) Cubs (8-10.5 years old) or Scouts (10.5-14 years old). You can volunteer with whichever age section you would like.
It is a fun and rewarding role, allowing you to watch the young people enjoy the activities you organize, as well as being involved in their development as they grow in confidence and ability.
The Scout Association provides a wide range of books and electronic resources to aid volunteers plan their activities together with an award winning training scheme and on-line programme resources.
Harefield Village, Scout HQ in the park lands at Taylors Meadow, UB9 6LD
You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.
- No specific skills / qualifications required
- Full training and support given.
- Some experience of working with children/young people may be useful but not essential
- DBS check required but paid for by Scouts
- Improve your CV and put your skills to good use.
- Try new things and gain qualifications (Nationally recognized and awarded training scheme).
- Become an active member of your community.
- Do something out of the ordinary.
- Discount at some outdoor stores such as Cotswold.
- Meet new people, make friends and have fun!
- Travel expenses reimbursed
- Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
- All hours contribute to the Brunel Volunteers Award, which may lead to an invitation to the annual Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony in May