1st Purley & Pangbourne Scout Group needs you!

Leading group activities volunteers needed for Berkshire Scouts

1st Purley & Pangbourne Scout Group wants your help to create every day adventure!

Berkshire Scouts

The group, which meets in multiple locations in the area, is looking for enthusiastic adult volunteers to help join their existing team of volunteers in providing fun, challenge and adventure to local young people. Our leaders are normal people just like you, but by working together they make extraordinary things happen! We are friendly and can teach you everything you need to know – no prior knowledge is required – and we will support you to reach your full potential.

So what do you have to do?

Well, it’s up to you! You can choose to volunteer at any one of our sections. Choose whichever time or location is most convenient for you –

  • Beavers (age 6-8)
    • Polecats – Monday evenings, 17.30-18.30, at the Barn, Purley on Thames.
    • Water Voles – Thursday evenings, 17.30 – 18.30, at Pangbourne Primary School.
  • Cubs (age 8-10½)
    • Heron – Wednesday evenings, 18.45 – 20.15, at the Barn, Purley on Thames.
    • Kingfisher – Thursday evenings, 18.30 – 20.00, at Pangbourne Primary School.
  • Scouts (age 10½-14)
    • Monday evenings, 19.30 – 21.00, at the Barn, Purley On Thames.
    • Friday evenings, 19.30 – 21.00, at Adventure Dolphin, Pangbourne.
  • Explorers (age 14-18)
    • Thursday evenings, 19.30 – 21.30, at the Barn, Purley on Thames.

Each section will meet weekly (term-time) and we do lots of different things like cooking, playing games, doing experiments and even camping. One week you may be rock climbing, the next doing a community service project, the week after going on a hike in the dark! What we can guarantee is that no two weeks are the same as the young people do different things each week to earn their badges and awards. We are open to boys and girls from all faiths, backgrounds and abilities and welcome everyone.

You’ll support and encourage the young people to join in with the activities and try their best. You will be an integral part of our leadership team and your thoughts and ideas will be welcomed. The skills you will use as an adult leader in Scouts, such as effective communication and planning, can enhance your CV and make you stand out to potential employers.

If you can’t be there every week that’s OK, we understand and welcome you when you can come! Perhaps you could help us plan some of our fantastic activities or day trips instead. Whatever time you have to give we can find a role for you that you will find rewarding.

We can offer you a free DBS check, free training, masses of career skills, and a great chance to improve your CV. There’s also plenty of support from fellow volunteers and the chance to meet new people. The most important part is that it’s fun and incredibly rewarding.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Betony
Lastname
Taylor
Contact person's position
Local Development Officer
Their phone number?
0118 978 8292

Map
Location description
Purley and/or Pangbourne
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
No
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon EVETue EVEWed EVEThu EVEFri EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Term-time only.
Task type?
Leading group activities
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changePrefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleLeaderGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicatorWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outside
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction and role appropriate training given. Further opportunities as role develops.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Ongoing support from fellow volunteers and assigned mentor.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable out of pocket expenses as agreed with volunteer manager.
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
7
Opportunity added on
14 July 2016