Are you an adult? Do you want to develop young people, have fun and build new skills? Become an adult volunteer! Adults get as much from Scouting as our young people.
You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.
Volunteering with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you help out once a fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play, ranging from leadership to running residential experiences and first aid, to being part of our governing committee. No matter how you get involved, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported.
Many of our helpers and leaders are parents of our youth members because they’ve seen firsthand how Scouting benefits young people and want to give something back. It’s also a chance to spend more time with your children and learn new skills.
Volunteers are always welcome at 1st Trumpington! Sometimes we also have specific vacancies, where we need a volunteer for a specific role. Check below for our current vacancies.
Group Scout Leader
Do you love being on a team?
Our section leaders are busy delivering fun, challenging programmes for young members. The Group Scout Leaders’ job is to make sure our leaders have everything they need. That includes training, advice, facilities, funds and new recruits. As a Scout Leader you can also join in the sections’ activities. It’s an important job and it’s very rewarding. The main part of it is talking to people, especially our team of volunteers, and being in contact with the resources available at District and County level. Being organised and responsible helps, as does having some experience of Scouting yourself – however plenty of GSLs are new to scouting. You’ll have lots of help yourself from the Executive Committee, your team of leaders, our outgoing GSL, and the Cambridge and Cambridgeshire scouts organisations. Challenge yourself, and help your local community!
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Can you boil water?
If you want to help young people gain confidence and skills, we need you to become a Scout Leader. 1st Trumpington Scouts depends on people like you! It’s the leaders who really make Scouting happen for our young members. No special skills are required. We have a great team and you’ll get lots of support. Whatever life experience you bring to the role is an added bonus. You’ll join either the Scouts, Cubs or Beavers sections. Each section meets most weeks during term time, with other activities from time to time organises activities at other times. We keep things relaxed and fun and always aim to have a few more leaders on the team than we necessarily need at the meetings each week. If you’re interested but not sure if it’s for you, consider this our invitation to you to come and try us out yourself for four weeks and find out what it’s like. It’s really a walk in the park – with 20 kids of course!
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Executive Committee Members
Busy Bodies and Nosey People Required!
Our Scout Group needs adults who can help us manage what we do with our young people and how we do it! People who are nosey because they care! As a small charitable organisation we need to do things right. This is why we need you on our Executive Committee, which meets twice a term. This “Executive Committee” offers support a bit like a board of governors does to a school, and the committee is made up of a number of people. We need you to be our critical friend and tell us what you think so if you are nosey because you care get in touch.
Yarn spinners and shaggy-dog tale tellers required!
We need you to tell our story and help our group thrive and grow. We need young people, parents, potential leaders, volunteers, and friends in Trumpington all to know about their local scout group, and how they can be a part of it. That’s why we need you to be our Communications Officer. If you’re good at reaching out to people you can make a big difference for us! You’ll get lots of support from the leaders and the rest of us on the executive committee. We need you to tell our story – so if you like telling stories and making a difference, get in touch!
Can you help keep us on the straight and narrow?
We are looking for an organised person who can help us to ensure all of the group’s administration is kept in check. Someone who can file and maintain information and make sure it gets to the right person. Someone who can answer queries and keep all our important information in the right place.
As Group Secretary you’ll help run the group as a member of the Executive Committee, make sure we don’t forget anything we need to do, and act as a point of contact. We can show you what to do and how to do it and you’ll get lots of support from the chairperson and treasurer. It really is as easy as it sounds, and being our Group Secretary is a vital role that means the leaders get to do the planning that means the young people have more fun stuff to do.
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