Do more, share more, be more

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 160 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 team building 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.

In February we welcomed over 100 new volunteers from 30 countries from around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Asia and Africa. They are helping us to deliver amazing experiences to thousands of young people across the UK.

In August 2019 we have over 40 volunteers joining us to support Scout Adventure centres across the UK. They are coming from across the globe including Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Uganda, USA, Venezuela and the UK. 

Please download our Volunteer Programme brochure here

    "My experience at Lochgoilhead centre was awesome beyond my expectations, most exciting was the fact that the centre took time to teach me in less than 3 months skills that others learn in many years. I’m more confident and wish others could learn the same as me. "

    Flavia (Zambia)

    "It is impossible to imagine how much the Scout Adventures volunteer programme can blow your mind and change everything. I learned to value the day to day, to count experiences and not things."

    Barbara (Argentina)

    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 

    February 2020 applications are now closed. 

    August 2020 applications will open in January 2020. 

    For any other enquiries please email us at

    To apply 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)
    • Your CV and letter of reference ready to attach to your application form