We’re looking for volunteers from all over the world, including the UK and Europe, who want to have fun, make friends and learn skills for life. Each year we recruit around 150 volunteers to help us run Scout Adventures across the UK.

You could be doing anything from leading a kayaking session to checking-in guests, to running a game for 50 Scouts.

Based at one of 12 sites around the UK, the view from your room could be anything from acres of beautiful woodland to lakes that stretch as far as the eye can see!

Long-term volunteers stay for placements of between 8 and 12 months at a time. Available placements vary from centre to centre, but the main volunteer intakes start in February for the summer season and August for the winter.

Around 90 new volunteers joined us from around the world in February 2018 to support Scout Adventure centres across the UK. They came from Argentina, Uganda, Germany, Azerbaijan, Australia, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Ecuador, Brazil, South Africa, China, South Korea, Kenya, Turkey, Mexico, Egypt, Russia, Costa Rica, The Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Honduras, Spain, Zambia and Denmark.

    "'The best thing I’ve received from Gilwell Park is friends! Through the hard work and having lots of fun together, now we are all good friends for our entire lives.'"

    Nuri (Korea)

    "'All I had to do was take six short months out of my life, but I will remember it forever. I got everything I need here, a challenging job, friends from around the world and a beautiful working environment.'"

    Bence (Hungary)

    What to expect

    • Free food and accommodation
    • Out-of-pocket expenses
    • Full training and support
    • Make new friends
    • Fun
    • Make a difference to young people

    Can I apply?

    Absolutely! You might be on a gap year, taking a break from the world of work, or just looking to flex your volunteering muscles and get some work experience – either way, we want to hear from you.

    We don’t ask for specific qualifications or experience – we’re just looking for bags of energy and enthusiasm, a passion for creating safe and exciting experiences for our visitors and a willingness to be outdoors – whatever the weather!

    Our placement dates 

    All of our places for 2018 are now full, please keep checking back at this website for updates and dates for 2019.

    For any other enquiries please email us volunteering@scoutadventures.org.uk

    Want to know more

    If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Scout Adventures; please click here to download a copy of our volunteering information pack

    Apply here

    Are you ready to take the next step toward joining us as a volunteer? 

    Before you start please ensure you have read the following:

    • This application will take around 20 minutes; so please ensure that you have enough time before starting.
    • Applications cannot be saved until completed; so ensure to finish your application before closing your internet browser.

    You're also going to need:

    • A photo of yourself (saved as either a .jpeg, .gif or .png)
    • Your Scouting Membership number (UK applicants only)

    Please find our online application form by clicking here.