Make a difference in Mangotsfield

You don't need to be a superhero!

Scouting relies on people like you to help groups like ours thrive and our young people grow and develop. We’re a friendly, modern and forward thinking Scout Group and we’d love you to join our team.

What's in it for me?

Our team come from all walks of life and are just like you, they have busy family lives and jobs. Scouting offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership.


You don’t need to have any special skills. Do you enjoy being outdoors? Are you good with numbers? Enjoy water activities? Handy in the kitchen? A DIY whizz? You can volunteer and help in many ways.

How much time do I need to give?

Volunteering in Scouting is easy 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’s a role for everyone.

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 for 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.


Will I have to wear a uniform?

We are a uniformed organisation but the majority of our volunteers choose to wear either a polo shirt or hoodie to show they are part of the team.

Will I have to complete loads of training?

The Scout Association has an award winning training scheme available to all volunteers. The training requirement for the majority of roles in Scouting consists of two basic modules that can be completed online at home or with other volunteers locally.

Are volunteers DBS checked?

All adults working in Scouting complete a DBS check. This is quick and simple and can be arranged by us once you’ve started helping.

If I show an interest will I be chucked in the deep end?

No! You’ll be working with an established team of friendly volunteers and there will be loads of support.

Share your skills, gain new ones. Volunteer today