Inspire a generation


Inspire a generation

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 someone to join our team who is just as passionate as we are about getting young people outdoors to have an adventure as we are. 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 accross 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.


Apply here to be Senior 2022








"As a Senior Volunteer, I enjoyed the most having the opportunity to help out and support others on their own volunteering path. The experience gave me the confidence needed to be someone that goes out and does what has to be done while sharing, leading and encouraging a great team"

Barbara (Argentina)

Ready for an adventure? 

Volunteer and inspire a generation.

Not sure what this year might bring but know you want to make a difference, support young people and have a great time? Then this is the experience for you.

Every year our team of volunteers work hard to support over 100,000 young people to experience adventure.  This year is a little different but we’re still working with thousands of young people and we need help from UK volunteers to inspire a generation of young people on both our Adventure and Generation Green programmes.

We’re looking for UK volunteers to join us for a 3 or 6 month placement, based at either Gilwell Park, the home of Scouting, or at Great Tower, in the heart of the Lake District.

Limited Places - don't miss out!

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.

Placements start on 30th August.  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!

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


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.

"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!




"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)