Volunteer with the 6th East Kilbride

Volunteering with young people in East Kilbride

Are you looking to volunteer in East Kilbride? Then why not think about the 6th East Kilbride Scout Group.

Team player? Love supporting young people? Great at planning? 

Most of our volunteers work directly with young people aged 6-18 through our Beaver, Cub, Scout and Explorer groups, known as sections – helping young people gain skills for life through activities and adventures.

Working in teams, they might:

  • Welcome young people and families to sessions and events
  • Make sure everyone’s safe, supported, included and having fun 
  • Help to plan and lead activities
  • Get involved with days out, camps and expeditions 
  • Share and learn skills – from coding to cake decorating to canoeing 
  • Celebrate young people’s achievements big and small 
  • Work on a project with the local communities

No previous experience with young people? No problem. Whether you’d like to help out week-after-week or whenever-you-can, we provide training for your volunteering role, learning opportunities and cups of tea – every step of the way.

Making it all happen

Want to make a big impact behind the scenes? Your time and skills can make a difference in so many ways. 

Not all volunteers work directly with young people. Many help out in other ways.

Working in teams, they might: 

  • Get the best out of volunteers, using their people and leadership skills
  • Spread the word about Scouts to attract new members
  • Help with admin, fundraising, finances, operations or governance 
  • Keep everything running smoothly on the ground – from serving tea and coffee, helping to tidy up after meetings or sessions, driving or keeping meeting places in tip top condition

Not sure how you’d like to help yet, or how much time you have to give? No worries. We can chat you through a whole host of options – including flexible and occasional volunteering. 

Please visit our volunteer vacancy page to look for a suitable volunteer opportunity

Volunteering is good for you.

Volunteering can be a brilliant way to boost your mental wellbeing. It’s a great feeling knowing you’re helping young people get skills for life, and you might even learn a lot about yourself along the way. 

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