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Week by week, our volunteers empower thousands of young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They shape young people’s lives for the better, and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.

Today, there are nearly 60,000 young people on the waiting list to join us in the UK. We’re more relevant and more needed than ever, but it’s not always easy to keep up with the demand.

That’s where you come in.

You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent.  Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about mini bus drivers and first aiders. We’re talking about students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.

Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in.  Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity in the local town hall, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread a group of very hungry eleven year olds - no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.

We provide the training. You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.

Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.

There are many different ways Adults can volunteer at our Scout Group and all our volunteering roles are flexible enough to work around the time you are able to give

Whether it’s a Leader within one of our youth sections, an Occasional Helper that volunteers their time for a specific event or activity, a member of our Executive Committee, or someone who can pop along to help us keep our Headquarters looking it’s best or  there’s bound to be role that will suit any Adult wanting to volunteer.

Check below to see how you could help out:

Support the operation of the Beaver Section; in particular, the planning and delivery of the Programme to the Beaver Section (6 to 8 years), with the help of other Assistant Beaver Leaders.

Support the operation of the Explorer Section; in particular, the planning and delivery of the Programme to the Explorer Section (14 - 18 years), with the help of other Assistant Explorer Leaders.

To give parents and the wider community a better understanding of what Scouting provides to local young people and to keep people informed of opportunities to support the Scout Group.

Support the operation of the Cub Scout Section; in particular, the planning and delivery of the Programme to the Cub Section (8 to 10.5 years), with the help of other Assistant Cub Leaders.

Can you organise fundraising events that inspire the whole family?

Yes?

An occasional helper normally helps out on trips, with activities and sometimes at meetings, but only when they are available and have the time to spare. Occasional helpers do not have to have children within the scout section- anyone is welcome to volunteer their time.

Support the operation of the Scout Section; in particular, the planning and delivery of the  Programme to the Cub Section (10.5 to 14.5 years), with the help of other Assistant Scout Leaders.

 Longford Scouts is an active Scout Group based at the Ranche in Longford Park, Stretford in Manchester. We accept boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 18. We are a registered charity.