Volunteering Vacancy:

Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders

Help needed to ensure all Scouts in Warwick have the opportunity to become Explorer Scouts

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Role Description

Find out more about the Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders position

Explorer Scouts are so popular in Warwick District that with your support we will be opening a 5th Unit targetting the north end of Warwick town and surrounding villages of Hatton. You might go into work most Thursdays with essence of woodsmoke lingering, but you’ll be grinning at your desk knowing you are personally growing tomorrow’s leaders!

  • Organising weekly learning and teambuilding opportunities for an engaged and diverse group of teenagers.
  • Almost every 3rd week will be outdoors with an activity session run in the woods. Firelighting, backwoods, navigation, adventurous first aid etc.
  • Coaching and teaching young people. We equip them with skills for life – the sorts of things schools can’t or won’t provide.
  • Be one of the responsible adults ensuring the safety and success of weeknight and weekend adventures. All training is provided free of charge.
  • Lastly – to have fun!.

What impact will this have?

  • Help grow future leaders of the Scout movement.
  • Help young people transform themselves from children into adults.
  • Provide them with range of activities supporting stress-relief from exam pressure.
  • Help them form an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, and develop themselves accordingly.
  • Career coaching – help young people navigate the numerous routes to success.
  • Introduce and improve skills for life. Helping young people prepare themselves for the wider world.
  • Helping young people become an active and engaged member of society, as well as a global citizen.

Commitment

  • Weekly commitment on a Monday or Wednesday (night to be confirmed). We need volunteers who can turn up every week, and help us plan termly and deliver a fun and engaging programme, working alongside young people.
  • We also need help with occasional weekend adventures (typically once per half term). These are flexible but volunteers are expected to pitch in and join approximately 4 each year. These are really fun though, and often the reason most of us became volunteer leaders in the first place. All volunteer positions are subject to a DBS check, which we provide free of charge.

Expenses

  • Out of pocket expenses paid. Most weekend opportunities are free of charge to volunteers.

Apply (or nominate someone) for this position

We welcome enquiries from people outside of Scouting, as well as exsiting members who may want to explore a role with a higher level of responsibility, developing new skills, abilities and set themselves new personal challenges – all of which can be used in and outside Scouting.

All roles are open to people aged 18 and above unless otherwise indicated.

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Great reasons to volunteer

You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to volunteer with Scouts – we’ve already got him as our Chief Scout – but if you're a smiler, an inspirer, an activity planner, a great tea-maker, the best sandwich-maker in Warwick, or a really good all rounder, then you could be amazing for Scouts, and Scouts could be amazing for you.

Here are just some of the amazing reasons:

  • Share your experience and skills with young people while developing yourself
  • Have fun and meet new people in the area
  • Inspire a generation (who will never forget what you did for them)

We’ll give you a warm welcome, make sure that you have all the support you need, give you access to easy-to-understand training and resources online, and the flexibility to get involved in a way that works for you.

At Scouts, every week is different, amazing and rewarding - for everyone that takes part.

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