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Inspire a generation

Ready for an adventure? 

Volunteer and inspire a generation.

Every year our team of volunteers work hard to support over 100,000 young people to experience adventure.  You just need to bring lots of energy, a positive can do attitude and willingness to be outside in the great British weather and we’ll provide the rest!

There are only a limited number of places available.  You’ll get a full training programme in how to instruct activities and work with young people as well as being provided with uniform, food, accommodation, out of pocket expenses and an amazing experience seeing young people develop. Most important though you’ll make lifelong friends and develop some amazing skills that will look great on your CV or university/job application.

UK Volunteers - 2021

Limited Places - don't miss out! If your are from the UK and want to volunteer in Autumn 2021 then you can apply below - placements start on 30th August

Scroll down for more information on Full Time volunteering and Green Volunteering or...

Apply to start in August 2021 (UK Applications only)

Please note you must be over 18 at the point you start your training with us.  Normally this programme recruits from the UK and across world.  In 2021 we are only able to accept volunteers already in the UK. For international volunteer opportunities check back here in the future.

UK and International Volunteers - 2022

Placements will begin on 7 February 2022, until 30 November 2022.  When applications are open you will be able to use the button below to apply!

To apply you will need to complete a form and submit copies of the information below as a PDF or JPG file (the form contains instructions for how to do this):

  • Your CV 
  • Membership Confirmation from your National Scout/Guide Organisation (for current Scouts or Guides only)
  • Reference letter – letter of recommendation from school/university or employer
  • Photo of you

We need all of the items above before we can continue your application - and you can start preparing these now even if you have not filled in the form.

 

Apply to start in Feb 22 (UK and International)

"Volunteering with Scout Adventures is the best decision I've ever made, I gained skills that I will take with me to every aspect of life, whether that be in my studies, at work, or just socially."

Ellen (UK)

Find out more

What is Scout Adventures? 

Scout Adventures is part of the Scouts here in the UK, we are a network of centres across the country.  Our aim is to provide opportunities for life changing experiences for young people through the provision of residential experiences and adventurous activities.   To find out more have a look at the about us section and our centres pages

Full time volunteering 

As a full time volunteer at Scout Adventures you will be the heart and the hands of what we do. Bringing your love of the great outdoors to thousands of young people, and transforming our centres into safe spaces where groups can learn, explore and take part in unforgettable adventures.

Find out more about how this works and what your experience will look like by downloading the pdf here.

 

Green volunteering

This is an extension to the opportunities above.  You’ll work alongside the rest of the team to inspire a generation of young people to be Green Champions, and have the adventure of a lifetime. We are specifically looking for people who are passionate about the planet and enthusiastic about education.  To join us for this opportunity you’ll need to already have some understanding of environmental issues, it’s likely you’ll have a relevant A-level (or equivalent experience) and you might even be studying a relevant subject at University. 

For more information click here or download the pdf here.

You can apply for both Full Time and Green Volunteering by clicking the button below!

Apply to start in August 2021 (UK Applications only)

 

"Whether you’re looking for experience working with young people, want to take a year out before your next steps or just love the outdoors, a placement with Scout Adventures is for you. Sharing daily life, both at work and in your free time, with your fellow volunteers is one of the things that makes the Scout Adventures experience so special. You’ll start your placement with a truly diverse team of individuals, but quickly realise you have more in common than you could have imagined. The best part for sure is you’ll finish your placement with a second family - and a stack of Scout Adventures memories that will last a lifetime."

Scott (UK)

Senior Volunteers 2022

Scout Adventures is gearing up for a big year in 2022.  We're dreaming big and working hard to get as many people back out and having an adventure as possible.  As we move towards fully re-opening, we're searching for some enthusiastic seniors to be at the heart of leading us in the right direction.  

We’re looking for people to re-join our team who are just as passionate as we are about getting young people outdoors to have an adventure as we are. To be one these people, you will have some great leadership potential and some instructing experience and will be happy to support all aspects of operating a busy activity centre.

In 2022 you'll get the chance to work across three centres in the south of England, Gilwell, Youlbury and Broadstone Warren.  As part of the team split between these centres, you'll be enabling tens of thousands of young people to have an adventure in the outdoors.

Download the full application pack here.

Don't forget, you need to have volunteered with us for at least one season before to be eligible to apply as a senior!

 

Apply to be a Senior volunteer in 2022 now

UK Volunteers - 2021

Limited Places - don't miss out! If your are from the UK and want to volunteer in Autumn 2021 then you can apply below - placements start on 30th August

Scroll down for more information on Full Time volunteering and Green Volunteering or...

Apply to start in August 2021 (UK Applications only)

Please note you must be over 18 at the point you start your training with us.  Normally this programme recruits from the UK and across world.  In 2021 we are only able to accept volunteers already in the UK. For international volunteer opportunities check back here in the future.

UK and International Volunteers - 2022

Placements will begin on 7 February 2022, until 30 November 2022.  When applications are open you will be able to use the button below to apply!

To apply you will need to complete a form and submit copies of the information below as a PDF or JPG file (the form contains instructions for how to do this):

  • Your CV 
  • Membership Confirmation from your National Scout/Guide Organisation (for current Scouts or Guides only)
  • Reference letter – letter of recommendation from school/university or employer
  • Photo of you

We need all of the items above before we can continue your application - and you can start preparing these now even if you have not filled in the form.

 

Apply to start in Feb 22 (UK and International)

Green volunteering

This is an extension to the opportunities above.  You’ll work alongside the rest of the team to inspire a generation of young people to be Green Champions, and have the adventure of a lifetime. We are specifically looking for people who are passionate about the planet and enthusiastic about education.  To join us for this opportunity you’ll need to already have some understanding of environmental issues, it’s likely you’ll have a relevant A-level (or equivalent experience) and you might even be studying a relevant subject at University. 

For more information click here or download the pdf here.

You can apply for both Full Time and Green Volunteering by clicking the button below!

Apply to start in August 2021 (UK Applications only)

Senior Volunteers 2022

Scout Adventures is gearing up for a big year in 2022.  We're dreaming big and working hard to get as many people back out and having an adventure as possible.  As we move towards fully re-opening, we're searching for some enthusiastic seniors to be at the heart of leading us in the right direction.  

We’re looking for people to re-join our team who are just as passionate as we are about getting young people outdoors to have an adventure as we are. To be one these people, you will have some great leadership potential and some instructing experience and will be happy to support all aspects of operating a busy activity centre.

In 2022 you'll get the chance to work across three centres in the south of England, Gilwell, Youlbury and Broadstone Warren.  As part of the team split between these centres, you'll be enabling tens of thousands of young people to have an adventure in the outdoors.

Download the full application pack here.

Don't forget, you need to have volunteered with us for at least one season before to be eligible to apply as a senior!

 

Apply to be a Senior volunteer in 2022 now