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 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.

This February (2019) we've just welcomed over 100 new volunteers from 30 countries from around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Asia and Africa. They'll help us deliver amazing experiences to thousands of young people across the UK.

In August 2018 we had 30 volunteers join us to support Scout Adventure centres across the UK. They came from across the globe including Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Georgia, Germany, Mexico, Nepal, South Africa, South Korea, Uganda and the UK.

Around 90 volunteers also joined us from around the world in February 2018. 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.

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 

    May – Aug 2019 -  Gilwell Centenary Summer Camp Programme - placement now full.

    February 2019 to October 2019 – placement now full.

    August 2019 to August 2020 - placement now full.

    February 2020 placement - applications are open. Please ensure you read all of the guidance notes before applying.

    For any other enquiries please email us

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