Volunteering

Are you an adult? Do you want to develop young people, have fun and build new skills? Do you want Trumpington to have a local scouts group? 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? Maybe you like telling stories? 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. Nearly everybody in Scouting is a volunteer, so there is lots of support and resources to help you, even if you’ve never been involved in Scouting before. Our main planning cycle is at the beginning of each school term but we welcome new volunteers at any time.

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.

Akela / Cubmaster

Can you help our cubs earn their badges?
Our cubs section needs four volunteers to get it going after a break over lockdown. You’ll be joining our existing two leaders to complete the team. One of the roles is Section Leader, who brings the team together and also works with our Group Scout Leader. As a team you’ll pick badges you want to work towards each term. Most weeks you’ll plan a fun and challenging game and one or two badge-related activities. Most terms you’ll be able to take your Cubs on a Group, District or County activity outside of the weekly meetings – or plan one in yourself. Being a leader is a lot of fun. It is also the most important volunteer role in Scouting. If you are organised and would enjoy helping our cubs challenge themselves, learn by doing and have fun doing it, you could help make Scouting happen for our cubs section. Get in touch.

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 acting GSL, and the Cambridge and Cambridgeshire scouts organisations. Challenge yourself, and help your local community! 
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Leaders

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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Communications Officer

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!