Volunteering Vacancy:

District Beaver/ Squirrel Waiting List Coordinator

Help us offer a professional face of Scouting from a parent’s very first contact


Role Description

Find out more about the District Beaver/ Squirrel Waiting List Coordinator position

A joining enquiry is often the first interaction a young person and their adult have with Scouts, so we want to make sure it’s handled in a positive and efficient way. Every week we receive a number of “would like to become member” requests from Parents of future Squirrels and Beavers. Some are potential future helpers and leaders, while some parents are so keen they sign up multiple times to be assured of getting a space for their child. Your role is to help us offer a professional face of scouting from this very first contact.

  • Maintain a “Register of Interest” which includes anyone who is too young to join the sections at the moment and a “Waiting List” includes anyone who is old enough to join Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers but is waiting for a space to become available.
  • Facilitate Transfers of current members and provide priority places to young people changing one from group to another, e.g. if parent is relocating to the area.
  • Maintain responsive email and telephone contact with parents on the waiting list so they know their child’s status for getting a place.
  • Review the waiting list at the start of each school term so that you have an accurate picture of future vacancies, and of times when you are likely to be full.
  • Keep the District and Groups informed so that we can find spaces for all young people who want to join so nobody misses out.
  • Support and promote adult recruitment efforts, identify growth opportunities to open a new section when 12 or more YP are on a live waiting list.

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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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