Have a sense of fun? Help young people explore new experiences

Leading group activities volunteers needed for Berkshire Scouts

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We are looking for adults who can help with Explorers, our youth section for 14 – 18 year olds.  These young people, boys and girls from all faiths, backgrounds and abilities, are eager to try new activities and we need adults to help us provide these opportunities. No two weeks are the same as the young people do different things each week to earn their badges and awards. You do not need any specific skills or qualifications, just enthusiasm, teamwork and a love of fun.

Some of our activities are:

  • rock climbing
  • doing a community service project
  • taking the young people on a hike to test their navigation skills

We can offer you

  • a free DBS check
  • an excellent and externally recognised training programme
  • a chance to improve your CV

We have three Explorer sections in Reading:

  • Raccoon ESU                                   Wednesday 7.30pm to 9pm               Kensington Recreation Park, RG30 2SQ
  • Penguins ESU                                  Thursdays 8pm to 9.30pm                Jefferson Close, Kiln Road, Emmer Green, RG4 8US
  • Trident ESU Sea Scouts                 Fridays 7.15-9.15pm                           Parkside Road, RG30 2DD

If you could help with one of these groups we would love to hear from you.

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

Location description
Choose from three locations across Reading.
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Leading group activities
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changePrefers a regular scheduleLeaderGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outside
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Is training given?
Training description
As part of your role you’ll get to take advantage of our excellent and externally recognised training programme. You’ll complete some mandatory modules to support you in your role, along with modules that you agree with your personal training.
Is support given?
Description of support
Fellow volunteers and mentor.
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
Reasonable out of pocket expenses as agreed with assigned manager.
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
1 April 2016