We currently have the following volunteer positions available (as of June 2022).
All adult volunteers go through enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance for work with children as part of their induction process.
To enquire about any of the roles listed below please send an email to the Group Scout Leader.
Our wonderful team of volunteer Leaders allows the magic to happen! Each week during term-time our three sections meet so that Scouts, Cubs and Beavers can have fun, learn and develop. Whether you choose to don the uniform or not, you can take on one of the challenging and rewarding roles below.
A vital role for enthusiastic people who like to get stuck in with fun activities. This uniformed role is normally job-shared with other volunteers, thereby reducing the regular term-time commitment.
Each section (Scout, Cub Scout & Beaver Scout) is managed by a Section Leader, supported by Assistant Leaders. All Leaders meet up each term to plan the programme, sharing the running of sessions to suit their other commitments.
Basic training is provided and a minimum of one uniformed Leader attends each Scouting session.
While our Leaders and Assistant Leaders plan and deliver the weekly sessions, we also need adult volunteers to assist in making the sessions safe. We therefore need reliable volunteers to pitch in and help. This role is normally job-shared with other volunteers, thereby reducing the regular term-time commitment.
Our Section Assistants often join the termly planning meetings, and some choose to wear the uniform, but neither of these are mandatory - you can choose your level of involvement in order to suit your own circumstances. Basic training is provided.
The Group Scout Leader (GSL) has overall responsibility for the safe operation of the Scout Group. We are looking for an adult volunteer to join us as Assistant GSL, working with the GSL to run the Group. Responsibilities would largely involve the management of adult volunteer Leaders in the Group, including their recruitment and development.
Other elements of the role include interfacing with District/County Scouts, the Group Executive Committee and with local community organisations. No previous experience is required, although some experience of management in the charity sector and/or youth groups would be useful. Time requirements can be tailored to the volunteer’s work/family commitments.
Executive Committee Roles
For many people the option to volunteer on a specific evening every week is not an option, due to work or family commitments. That doesn't need to be an impediment as every Scout Group needs a team of Trustees in order to allow it to run. Our Exec team meets once each term in order to manage the Group finances and to ensure that Scouting at 1st Weybridge can happen safely. In general no previous experience is required, but we often find that our volunteers have relevant skills that they can bring to a role.
The Exec roles below are currently available for new volunteers. All roles require that volunteers become Trustees of the Group.
We are looking for an accountant or someone with book-keeping experience to look after the Group's finances.
The role involves:
Being a full and active participant in Executive Committee meetings
Managing the Group accounts, section budgets and volunteers' expenses
Willingness and eligibility to act as a Charity Trustee for the Group
Contributing to the strategic aims and future development of the Group
The ideal candidate would have:
Strong organisational & communication skills
Ability to work as part of a team
Previous experience of financial management or the role of a Charity Treasurer
Able to analyse financial information effectively and to summarise the results for different audiences
Good IT skills
Our outgoing Treasurer will provide a full handover to the new volunteer.
Fundraising and Events Manager
We are looking for another person to join our Fundraising team. The role is vital for our fundraising activities and the Group’s presence on social media.
The volunteer will be required to organise events such as the quiz night and the Group’s stall at the Oatlands Village Fayre. There are other event ideas in the pipeline and fresh ideas are always welcomed.
Requirements for the role are enthusiasm, reliability and people skills suited to organising events while coordinating with the rest of the Executive Committee.
HQ Site Manager
The Site Manager is responsible for ensuring that the 1st Weybridge Scout Group HQ in Springfield lane is safe and secure for all users.
The role requires basic DIY capabilities and an understanding of risk, including the use of ladders, COVID and equipment safety.
Typically this role involves an average of about 3-4 hours per month on routine and ad-hoc tasks. The outgoing Site Manager will provide a thorough handover and a period of support for the new role holder.
We are looking for parents with children in our Cub Pack and Scout Troop (or parents with children on the waiting list for those sections) to become members of the Executive Committee.
The Parent Rep role is important in making sure that views and suggestions from parents are brought to the Exec so that they can be taken into account when decisions are made about the running of each section, and the Group as a whole.
Frequent attendance at drop-off and pick-up would be an advantage so that the Parent Rep is available to chat with other parents, but this is not essential if communications via electronic means are established within the section.