Volunteer Vacancies

Quartermaster

Do you love keeping things organised and ensuring everyone has what they need for an epic adventure? The 6th East Kilbride Scouts are on the hunt for a resourceful and enthusiastic Quartermaster to join our amazing team!

As our Quartermaster, you’ll be the ultimate gear guru, playing a vital role in keeping our Scouts kitted out for thrilling campouts, engaging workshops, and everyday Scouting fun.

Here’s a taste of what awaits:

  • Master of supplies: Manage our equipment inventory, ensuring tents, sleeping bags, cooking gear, and activity materials are always ready for action.
  • Logistics wizard: Plan and prepare for campouts and events, anticipating equipment needs and coordinating logistics smoothly.
  • Budgeting hero: Maintain financial records for equipment purchases and repairs, ensuring responsible stewardship of resources.
  • Problem-solving pro: Think on your feet to fix broken equipment, find creative solutions, and keep the adventure going without a hitch.
  • Team player extraordinaire: Collaborate with leaders and Scouts, fostering a supportive and organised environment where everyone feels equipped for success.

Sound like your perfect adventure? We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has a knack for organisation and logistics.
  • Enjoys a hands-on approach and can tackle equipment maintenance with a smile.
  • Works well independently and collaboratively.
  • Is resourceful, adaptable, and can think outside the box.
  • Shares our passion for Scouting and youth development.

Previous experience working with equipment or logistics is a bonus, but your enthusiasm and commitment are what truly matter!

Group Secretary

Become the organisational backbone of our vibrant Scout Group!

The 6th East Kilbride Scout Group seeks a dedicated and efficient Volunteer Group Secretary to join our team. You will play a vital role in supporting the smooth running of the Group by managing administrative tasks, maintaining records, and ensuring effective communication between members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Meeting Management:
    • Schedule and prepare agendas for regular Trustee meetings.
    • Attend and take comprehensive minutes of all meetings, capturing key decisions and action points.
    • Distribute accurate minutes to committee members in a timely manner.
  • Record Keeping:
    • Maintain updated membership records, including contact information and volunteer roles.
    • Oversee the filing and archiving of important documents, ensuring compliance with legal requirements.
    • Manage the Group calendar, keeping track of key events, deadlines, and bookings.
  • Communication:
    • Coordinate communication between committee members, leaders, parents, and the wider Scouting community.
    • Distribute relevant information through emails, newsletters, and website updates.
    • Liaise with external organisations and authorities on behalf of the Group.
  • Administrative Support:
    • Assist with organising elections, annual general meetings, and other administrative tasks.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of Group policies and procedures.
    • Provide general administrative support to the Group Leader and Treasurer.

Skills and Qualities:

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in minute-taking, record-keeping, and document management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient in basic IT applications (Microsoft Office, email etc.)
  • Enthusiasm for Scouting and supporting young people
  • Commitment to confidentiality and ethical conduct

Time Commitment:

This is a flexible volunteer role that can be tailored to your availability. We appreciate any time you can give, typically several hours per week.

What We Offer:

  • The opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young people
  • A supportive and friendly volunteer community
  • Training and development opportunities
  • The satisfaction of contributing to a successful and thriving Scout Group

To Apply:

If you are a well-organised and reliable individual with a passion for supporting young people, we encourage you to apply! Please apply on our Volunteer page.

Group Treasurer

Are you a financial whiz with a heart for adventure?

The 6th East Kilbride Scout Group seeks a dedicated and meticulous Volunteer Group Treasurer to join our leadership team. You will play a vital role in safeguarding our financial health, ensuring we have the resources needed to deliver amazing Scouting experiences for young people aged 6-25.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Oversight:
    • Oversee all financial transactions of the Group, ensuring accuracy and compliance with accounting principles and legal requirements.
    • Manage the Group’s bank accounts, monitor cash flow, and reconcile statements.
    • Prepare and present clear and concise financial reports to the Trustee Board.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting:
    • Work with the Group Leader and other committee members to develop and monitor the annual budget.
    • Analyse financial data to identify trends and make informed financial decisions.
    • Prepare financial forecasts and projections to support strategic planning.
  • Financial Systems and Procedures:
    • Develop and implement sound financial policies and procedures for the Group.
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records for audit purposes.
    • Oversee the use of financial software and ensure data security.
  • Collaboration and Communication:
    • Maintain open and transparent communication with the Group Leader, committee members, and parents regarding financial matters.
    • Advise the Group on financially responsible decision-making.
    • Contribute to the overall leadership and governance of the Group.

Skills and Qualities:

  • Strong financial and accounting skills, ideally with experience in non-profit or voluntary organisations.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet applications and financial software.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Enthusiasm for Scouting and supporting young people.
  • Commitment to ethical conduct and financial integrity.

Time Commitment:

This is a flexible volunteer role that can be tailored to your availability. We typically require several hours per month, with additional commitment during budgeting and fundraising periods.

What We Offer:

  • The opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of young people.
  • A supportive and collaborative volunteer community.
  • Training and development opportunities to enhance your financial skills.
  • The satisfaction of contributing to the financial stability and success of a vibrant Scout Group.

To Apply:

If you are a numbers enthusiast with a passion for giving back, we encourage you to apply! Please apply on our Volunteer page.

Trustee Board Member

Do you want to leave a lasting legacy? Help shape the future of Scouting in East Kilbride!

The 6th East Kilbride Scout Group seeks passionate and dedicated individuals to join its Trustee Board. As a Trustee, you will play a crucial role in safeguarding the Group’s legal and financial well-being, ensuring sustainable growth and enriching the lives of young people for generations to come.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Governance and Oversight:
    • Share responsibility for ensuring the Group’s adherence to its governing documents, charitable objects, and legal duties.
    • Provide strategic direction and support to the Group Leader and Executive Committee.
    • Participate in regular board meetings, actively contributing to discussions and decision-making.
    • Monitor the Group’s performance against objectives and hold leadership accountable.
    • Ensure responsible risk management and compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Financial Stewardship:
    • Review and approve the Group’s budget and financial reports.
    • Oversee fundraising activities and grant applications.
    • Provide guidance on investments and financial policies.
    • Safeguard the Group’s assets and resources.
  • Leadership and Development:
    • Support the recruitment and development of other Trustees.
    • Promote the Group’s mission and values within the community.
    • Act as an ambassador for Scouting and engage in networking opportunities.
    • Contribute to building and maintaining a positive and collaborative culture within the board.

Skills and Qualities:

  • Strong commitment to the principles and values of Scouting.
  • Experience in governance, business, finance, or law (desirable, not essential).
  • Analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and provide constructive feedback.
  • Integrity, objectivity, and sound judgment.
  • A passion for making a positive difference in the lives of young people.

Time Commitment:

Board meetings are typically held monthly, with additional time commitment required for reviewing materials and attending occasional special events. We appreciate any level of engagement you can offer.

What We Offer:

  • The opportunity to shape the future of a vibrant Scout Group and impact the lives of young people.
  • A rewarding experience through collaboration with dedicated volunteers and passionate leaders.
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities within a supportive and inclusive environment.
  • The satisfaction of leaving a lasting legacy for future generations of East Kilbride Scouts.

To Apply:

If you are an individual with a strong sense of purpose, are committed to Scouting, and possess the skills and qualities mentioned above, we encourage you to apply! Please apply on our Volunteer page.

Volunteers

Do you crave the thrill of watching young minds blossom? Want to share your passion for nature, skills, or leadership with the next generation? The 6th East Kilbride Scout Group are calling all enthusiastic individuals to join our pack as volunteer leaders!

As a volunteer, you’ll play a vital role in shaping the lives of young people aged 5-18, guiding them through laughter-filled campouts, inspiring workshops, and life-changing challenges.

Here’s a glimpse into your rewarding journey:

  • Spark curiosity and excitement: Lead epic campouts under starry skies, teach essential outdoor skills, and ignite a love for nature’s wonders.
  • Unleash the power of learning: Organise engaging workshops on everything from first aid and robotics to drama and team-building, fostering a space where every member can discover their unique talents.
  • Mentor future leaders: Be a positive role model, guiding members in personal development, teamwork, and communication, equipping them with skills for life.
  • Witness transformations: See the smile on a young person’s face after conquering a climb, the pride in their eyes as they lead their team, and the confidence they radiate as they contribute to their community.
  • Become part of a supportive network: Connect with fellow leaders, share experiences and ideas, and create a welcoming environment where everyone feels valued and empowered.

No prior experience? No problem! We provide comprehensive training and ongoing support to ensure your success. All you need is a passion for adventure, a commitment to youth development, and a desire to make a difference.

If you’re ready to embark on this rewarding journey, here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Enthusiasm and dedication to working with young people.
  • A positive attitude and a passion for learning and sharing.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Reliability and commitment to fulfilling the volunteer role.

We offer flexible volunteering opportunities tailored to your interests and availability. Whether you can commit a few hours a week or a full weekend, we welcome your energy and passion! Please apply on our Volunteer page.