Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers are our everyday heroes!

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.  Our volunteering opportunities are as varied as you!

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You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. 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 students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.

We provide the training. You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life. Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is…

Whether running a group of Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, or even Explorers, this is only a small part of the amazing team we have at 6th Gosport, and we are so glad you would like to get more information/jump on board. Whether that is with the direct support of the young people, managing the adult volunteers or finances, recruitment, maintenance, or fundraising etc. Everyone matters.

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Over 120 Children are supported by a team of dedicated volunteers at 6th Gosport. But always on a drive to help serve more children in and around Gosport we are always looking for more. 

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Executive and Administrative Opportunities

Outline: To work in partnership with the Group Executive Committee to:

Externally: create promotional positive media coverage in print, online and broadcast which helps create a modern perception of 6th Gosport Scouting and understanding that we provide Skills for Life.

Internally: manage and create a number of channels to keep adult and youth members informed and engaged about opportunities, ideas and the Groups work.

Responsible for: No direct reports

Co-ordinate media across the group and all sections, in liaison with Group and Section Leaders.

Responsible to: Group Chairman

Main Contacts: Group Scout Leader, Section Leaders, Group Executive Committee, Assistant District Commissioner Media and Communications, HQ Media and PR Team, The Media (Press, Broadcast, Web) and Members of the Public

Appointment Requirements: To understand and accept The Scout Association’s policies. Module 1, Essential Information and GDPR training must be completed within 5 months.

 

Main tasks

  • Be aware of, value and support the “Scout brand”
  • To seek out and identify local “on brand” good news stories happening in Scouting
  • Oversee the group’s website and social media channels to ensure they have an on brand, consistent set of quality stories and information. .
  • Help turn events into brand opportunities to communicate our group strategy.
  • Craft and develop a media package to support stories (Images, Quotes, video, release, Data, etc)
  • Pitch to Print, Online Radio and TV outlets
  • Aim for 1 item a week on social media, 1 item a week on the website and 1 item a month in external media that promotes Scouting and Volunteering
  • Deliver media events
  • To monitor local media coverage and to feedback success stories to local Scouting and HQ PR team
  • Devise and maintain a rolling 12 months media plan that includes targets and outcomes
  • To develop and maintain a list of local media contacts
  • Identify and develop young spokes-people to help craft, communicate and deliver stories
  • Share good practice
  • Assist with press releases and support with charity applications and fundraising. 

Personal specification

Any person appointed to this role should be a team player, who gets satisfactions from seeing a job well done, they will have an eye for detail and should have a ‘roll your sleeves up’ attitude to get involved with ensuring delivery if things get tight.

They will have a sense of humour and be an ambassador for Scouting who can represent the Group if needed in media coverage and interviews.

Skills and Experience

Essential                                                                      

  • Ability to communicate with stakeholders of all levels
  • Digital skills including written and media
  • Able to work quickly and flexibly often to tight or moving deadlines
  • Able to create engaging and informative communications
  • Able to pull together collateral to produce a quality on brand experience.

Desirable

  • Experience of a communication or media role
  • Experience of using a website.
  • A good understanding of Scouting
  • Existing contacts within media

 

Outline: To work in partnership with the Group Executive Committee to:

Plan, manage and co-ordinate all aspects of building and grounds maintenance and repairs within the group. Responsible for ensuring all Health and Safety requirements are being met. Establish and maintain relationships with external contractors and control the hiring and co-ordination of their work on site.

Responsible for: No direct reports

Co-ordinate maintenance and repairs across the group.

 

Responsible to: Group Chairman

Main Contacts: Group Scout Leader, Section Leaders, Group Executive Committee & Contractors.

 

Appointment Requirements: To understand and accept The Scout Association’s policies. Module 1, Essential Information and GDPR training must be completed within 5 months.

 

Main tasks

  • Establish a reporting method and co-ordinate all building repairs as required.
  • Ensure all Health and Safety obligations are being met.
  • Devise a rolling 5 year plan of maintenance required and implement.
  • Co-ordinate contractors for ground maintenance ensure area remains safe for use at all times of the year.
  • Control safe and compliant storage of gas cylinders on site.
  • Establish and manage inspection, care and ownership of Oak tree’s within grounds.
  • Any other role agreed by the executive committee in line with the building and grounds.
  • Carry out DIY fixes where possible.

Personal specification

Any person appointed to this role should be a team player, who gets satisfactions from seeing a job well done, they will have an eye for detail and should have a ‘roll your sleeves up’ attitude to get involved with ensuring delivery if things get tight.

They will have a sense of humour and be an ambassador for Scouting who can represent the Group if needed.

 

Skills and Experience

 

Essential                                                                      

  • Ability to communicate with stakeholders of all levels
  • Able to work quickly and flexibly often to tight or moving deadlines
  • An interest in maintenance, DIY and project management. 

Desirable

  • Experience of a maintenance management role.
  • Experience of communicating with external agencies and contractors.
  • A good understanding of Scouting
  • Existing contacts within maintenance.

Parent Reps are really important to the Group and they play a valuable role in the management of the Group. They are there to raise any issues parents may have with their child’s Section, or as a point of liaison if a parent feels they have any great fund-raising ideas, or wishes to help out at an event or activity. 

Would you like to get involved with the decisions that make your child’s Scout Group run?
Do you have skills from work that you could bring to our Group?
Then becoming a Group Exec Parent Rep may be the role for you!

Group Executive Committee meets around 6 times a year plus the AGM and is made up of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Section Leaders, Fundraising Committee rep and Section parent reps. The committee is an integral part of our Group and extends support to the Group Scout Leader in meeting the responsibilities of their appointment and that of the Charity Commission. The committee is responsible for:

  • The maintenance of the Group’s equipment
  • The raising of funds and the administration of the Group’s finance
  • The insurance of person and equipment
  • Assisting with the recruitment of leaders and other adult support
  • Organising social events

Being a parent rep you would:

  • Play an important part in helping the committee provide good scouting for our young people
  • Be the voice of your Section parents at executive meetings
  • Offer opinions and advice on topics that affect the Group
  • Help the Group develop as it grows

We currently have parent rep vacancies for Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
If you’re interest and can help, why not apply for the post? It looks great on the CV too!

Parent Reps are really important to the Group and they play a valuable role in the management of the Group. They are there to raise any issues parents may have with their child’s Section, or as a point of liaison if a parent feels they have any great fund-raising ideas, or wishes to help out at an event or activity. 

Would you like to get involved with the decisions that make your child’s Scout Group run?
Do you have skills from work that you could bring to our Group?
Then becoming a Group Exec Parent Rep may be the role for you!

Group Executive Committee meets around 6 times a year plus the AGM and is made up of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Section Leaders, Fundraising Committee rep and Section parent reps. The committee is an integral part of our Group and extends support to the Group Scout Leader in meeting the responsibilities of their appointment and that of the Charity Commission. The committee is responsible for:

  • The maintenance of the Group’s equipment
  • The raising of funds and the administration of the Group’s finance
  • The insurance of person and equipment
  • Assisting with the recruitment of leaders and other adult support
  • Organising social events

Being a parent rep you would:

  • Play an important part in helping the committee provide good scouting for our young people
  • Be the voice of your Section parents at executive meetings
  • Offer opinions and advice on topics that affect the Group
  • Help the Group develop as it grows

We currently have parent rep vacancies for Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
If you’re interest and can help, why not apply for the post? It looks great on the CV too!

Parent Reps are really important to the Group and they play a valuable role in the management of the Group. They are there to raise any issues parents may have with their child’s Section, or as a point of liaison if a parent feels they have any great fund-raising ideas, or wishes to help out at an event or activity. 

Would you like to get involved with the decisions that make your child’s Scout Group run?
Do you have skills from work that you could bring to our Group?
Then becoming a Group Exec Parent Rep may be the role for you!

Group Executive Committee meets around 6 times a year plus the AGM and is made up of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Section Leaders, Fundraising Committee rep and Section parent reps. The committee is an integral part of our Group and extends support to the Group Scout Leader in meeting the responsibilities of their appointment and that of the Charity Commission. The committee is responsible for:

  • The maintenance of the Group’s equipment
  • The raising of funds and the administration of the Group’s finance
  • The insurance of person and equipment
  • Assisting with the recruitment of leaders and other adult support
  • Organising social events

Being a parent rep you would:

  • Play an important part in helping the committee provide good scouting for our young people
  • Be the voice of your Section parents at executive meetings
  • Offer opinions and advice on topics that affect the Group
  • Help the Group develop as it grows

We currently have parent rep vacancies for Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
If you’re interest and can help, why not apply for the post? It looks great on the CV too!

Parent Reps are really important to the Group and they play a valuable role in the management of the Group. They are there to raise any issues parents may have with their child’s Section, or as a point of liaison if a parent feels they have any great fund-raising ideas, or wishes to help out at an event or activity. 

Would you like to get involved with the decisions that make your child’s Scout Group run?
Do you have skills from work that you could bring to our Group?
Then becoming a Group Exec Parent Rep may be the role for you!

Group Executive Committee meets around 6 times a year plus the AGM and is made up of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Section Leaders, Fundraising Committee rep and Section parent reps. The committee is an integral part of our Group and extends support to the Group Scout Leader in meeting the responsibilities of their appointment and that of the Charity Commission. The committee is responsible for:

  • The maintenance of the Group’s equipment
  • The raising of funds and the administration of the Group’s finance
  • The insurance of person and equipment
  • Assisting with the recruitment of leaders and other adult support
  • Organising social events

Being a parent rep you would:

  • Play an important part in helping the committee provide good scouting for our young people
  • Be the voice of your Section parents at executive meetings
  • Offer opinions and advice on topics that affect the Group
  • Help the Group develop as it grows

We currently have parent rep vacancies for Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
If you’re interest and can help, why not apply for the post? It looks great on the CV too!

Parent Reps are really important to the Group and they play a valuable role in the management of the Group. They are there to raise any issues parents may have with their child’s Section, or as a point of liaison if a parent feels they have any great fund-raising ideas, or wishes to help out at an event or activity. 

Would you like to get involved with the decisions that make your child’s Scout Group run?
Do you have skills from work that you could bring to our Group?
Then becoming a Group Exec Parent Rep may be the role for you!

Group Executive Committee meets around 6 times a year plus the AGM and is made up of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Section Leaders, Fundraising Committee rep and Section parent reps. The committee is an integral part of our Group and extends support to the Group Scout Leader in meeting the responsibilities of their appointment and that of the Charity Commission. The committee is responsible for:

  • The maintenance of the Group’s equipment
  • The raising of funds and the administration of the Group’s finance
  • The insurance of person and equipment
  • Assisting with the recruitment of leaders and other adult support
  • Organising social events

Being a parent rep you would:

  • Play an important part in helping the committee provide good scouting for our young people
  • Be the voice of your Section parents at executive meetings
  • Offer opinions and advice on topics that affect the Group
  • Help the Group develop as it grows

We currently have parent rep vacancies for Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
If you’re interest and can help, why not apply for the post? It looks great on the CV too!

Parent Reps are really important to the Group and they play a valuable role in the management of the Group. They are there to raise any issues parents may have with their child’s Section, or as a point of liaison if a parent feels they have any great fund-raising ideas, or wishes to help out at an event or activity. 

Would you like to get involved with the decisions that make your child’s Scout Group run?
Do you have skills from work that you could bring to our Group?
Then becoming a Group Exec Parent Rep may be the role for you!

Group Executive Committee meets around 6 times a year plus the AGM and is made up of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Section Leaders, Fundraising Committee rep and Section parent reps. The committee is an integral part of our Group and extends support to the Group Scout Leader in meeting the responsibilities of their appointment and that of the Charity Commission. The committee is responsible for:

  • The maintenance of the Group’s equipment
  • The raising of funds and the administration of the Group’s finance
  • The insurance of person and equipment
  • Assisting with the recruitment of leaders and other adult support
  • Organising social events

Being a parent rep you would:

  • Play an important part in helping the committee provide good scouting for our young people
  • Be the voice of your Section parents at executive meetings
  • Offer opinions and advice on topics that affect the Group
  • Help the Group develop as it grows

We currently have parent rep vacancies for Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
If you’re interest and can help, why not apply for the post? It looks great on the CV too!

Youth Centered Oppertunities

Outline: The Explorer Scout Leader is the Section Leader for an Explorer Scout Unit. They are responsible for developing and providing quality Explorer Scouting and working with the District Explorer Scout Commissioner in developing and supporting Explorer Scouting in the District as a whole. This may be with the help of Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders, Section Assistants, Young Leaders and members of Scout Active Support as appropriate. Some of the tasks for which the Explorer Scout Leader is responsible may be delegated to others in the Unit, including Assistant Leaders and Section Assistants.

Responsible to: District Explorer Scout Commissioner.

Main Contacts: Explorer Scouts, parents/carers of Explorer Scouts, District Explorer Scout Commissioner, District Explorer Scout Administrator, Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders, Section Assistants, Assistant County Commissioner (Explorer Scouts), Group Scout Leaders, Scout Leaders, County Scout Network Commissioner, Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leader).

Appointment requirements: Must successfully complete the appointment process (including acceptable personal enquiries and acceptance of The Scout Association's policies). During the five months of Provisional Appointment the relevant Getting Started modules must be completed. A Wood Badge must be completed within three years of Full Appointment, and ongoing safeguarding and safety training completed as required. It's expected that whilst volunteering for this role you will
undertake regulated activity.

 

Main Tasks

Delivery of a Balanced Programme:

  • Delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating Balanced Programme for the Explorer Scout Section taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the Explorer Scouts.
  • Ensure the safe delivery of the programme in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.
  • Ensure that every Explorer Scout in the Unit has the opportunity to attend at least one night’s away experience each year.
  • Actively support and promote the achievement of badges and awards in particular Platinum and Diamond Chief Scout’s Awards, the Queen’s Scout Award, Explorer Belt and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
  • Actively co-operate with others at Group, District and County level to promote the Moving On Awards. This includes young people moving from the Scout Section to the Explorer Scout Section;
    or from the Explorer Scout Section to the Scout Network. This also includes promoting all options available to people within Scouting when reaching 18. These include Scout Network membership, Scout Active Support membership, and the full variety of adult appointments.
  • Actively work with other adults in the District and County, or with Groups, to support and promote District or multi-section activities and events.
  • Ensure that every member of the Unit has the opportunity to participate in all Explorer Scout activities within the District.
  • Ensure that those Explorer Scouts who want the opportunity to participate in the Young Leaders’ Scheme can do so.

Operation of the Section:

  • Work with the District Explorer Scout Commissioner and others to support recruiting and inducting appropriate Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders and Section Assistants.
  • Agree responsibilities with Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders, Section Assistants and other adult helpers, taking into account the development of the individual’s leadership potential.
  • Ensure accurate records are kept of the personal details and Scouting achievements of Explorers in the Unit in accordance with the Data Protection Act and pass these records to the County Scout Network Administrator when the Explorer Scout reaches the age of 17 or prior to moving to the Scout Network.
  • Regularly review the operation of the Unit and contribute to the review of the District programme.
  • Make and maintain good relationships with parents/carers of the Explorer Scouts.

Wider District tasks:

  • Follow the District’s financial procedures which must be in accordance with POR.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant District and County meetings. These may include meetings of the District Scout Council, District Explorer Scout Planning Forum and District Explorer Scout Meeting,
    and other meetings of leaders at District and County level.
  • If the Explorer Scout Unit has a partnership agreement with a Scout Group, attend and contribute to relevant Group meetings. These may include meetings of the Group Council(s) and Group Executive Committee(s).

Any of the above tasks for which the Explorer Scout Leader is responsible may be delegated to others in the Section, including Assistant Leaders and Section Assistants.

The only task that cannot be delegated is membership of the Group Executive Committee for Units with a Partnership Agreement (if the individual indicates their willingness to do so at the AGM).

Outline: Support the operation of the Section. In particular, assisting to provide and develop quality Explorer Scouting and the planning and delivery of the Balanced Programme, with the help of other Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders, Section Assistants, Young Leaders and members of Scout Active Support as appropriate. Some of the tasks for which the Assistant Section Leader is responsible may be delegated to others in the Section, including other Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders and Section Assistants.

Responsible to: District Explorer Scout Commissioner.

Main Contacts: Explorer Scouts, parents/carers of Explorer Scouts, District Explorer Scout Commissioner, District Explorer Scout Administrator, Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders, Section Assistants, Assistant County Commissioner (Explorer Scouts), Group Scout Leaders, Scout Leaders, County Scout Network Commissioner, Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leader).

Appointment requirements: Must successfully complete the appointment process (including acceptable personal enquiries and acceptance of The Scout Association's policies). During the five months of Provisional Appointment the relevant Getting Started modules must be completed. A Wood Badge must be completed within three years of Full Appointment, and ongoing safeguarding and safety training completed as required.

It's expected that whilst volunteering for this role you will undertake regulated activity.

 

Main Tasks

Delivery of a Balanced Programme:

  • Support the delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating Balanced Programme for the Explorer Scout Section taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the Explorer Scouts.
  • Support the safe delivery of the programme in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.
  • Support the Explorer Scout Leader in ensuring that every Explorer Scout in the Unit has the opportunity to attend at least one night’s away experience each year.
  • Actively support and promote the achievement of badges and awards, in particular Platinum and Diamond Chief Scout’s Awards, the Queen’s Scout Award, Explorer Belt and the Duke of Edinburgh’s
    Award Scheme.
  • Actively co-operate with others at Group, District and County level to promote the Moving On Awards. This includes young people moving from the Scout Section to the Explorer Scout Section; or from the Explorer Scout Section to the Scout Network. This also includes promoting all options available to people within Scouting when reaching 18. These include Scout Network membership, Scout Active Support membership, and the full variety of adult appointments.
  • Actively work with other adults in the District, or with Groups, to support and promote District or multisection activities and events
    Support the Explorer Scout Leader to ensure that every member of the Unit has the opportunity to participate in all Explorer Scout activities within the District.
  • Support the Explorer Scout Leader to ensure that those Explorer Scouts who want the opportunity to participate in the Young Leaders’ Scheme can do so.
  • Support the Explorer Scout Leader to ensure that all Explorer Scouts have input into the programme and the running of the Unit and are able to review it. This may be through the use of a Unit or District Forum, or through other suitable methods.

Operation of the Section:

  • Work with the Explorer Scout Leader, District Explorer Scout Commissioner and others to support recruiting and inducting appropriate Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders and Section Assistants.
  • Ensure accurate records are kept of the young people in the Section in accordance with the Data Protection Act and pass these records to the County Scout Network Administrator when the Explorer
    Scout reaches the age of 17 or prior to moving to the Scout Network.
  • Regularly review the operation of the Unit and contribute to the review of the District programme.
  • Make and maintain good relationships with parents/carers of the Explorer Scouts.

Wider District Tasks:

  • Follow the District’s financial procedures which must be in accordance with POR.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant District and County meetings. These may include meetings of the District and Scout Council, District Explorer Scout Planning Forum and District Explorer Scout Meeting, and other meetings of leaders at District and County level.
  • If the Explorer Scout Unit has a partnership agreement with a Scout Group, attend and contribute to relevant Group meetings. These may include meetings on the Group (Council(s).

Outline: Section Assistants are adult volunteers who assist the Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders in delivering the programme to young people in Scouting.

Responsible to: Group Scout Leader (if assisting with Beavers, Cubs or Scouts) or District Explorer Scout Commissioner (if assisting with Explorers).

Main Contacts: Young people, parents/carers, Section Leaders, other Section-based volunteers, Group Scout Leader or District Explorer Scout Commissioner, Young Leaders.

Appointment requirements: Must successfully complete the appointment process (including acceptable personal enquiries and acceptance of The Scout Association's policies). Complete Getting Started training requirements within 5 months of full appointment.

It's expected that whilst volunteering for this role you will undertake regulated activity.

Main Tasks

Delivery of a Balanced Programme:

  • Running games and activities as part of weekly section meetings and other section events.
  • Assisting young people to achieve badges and awards.
  • Assisting with residential experiences for the section.
  • Assisting the section with taking part in a varied, exciting and safe programme of activities.

Note: any other tasks are to be agreed with the Line Manager.

Occasional Helpers (OH) are adult volunteers who support and assist the Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders and Section Assistants in delivering the programme to young people in Scouting.  They are required to complete a Disclosure Check (DBS) but it is not a formal appointment; they generally do not help more than once a month. If you attend a Parent and Child Camp or FamJam we have to register you as an OH

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