Volunteer Vacancies

At the heart of Scouting is a team of passionate volunteers who selflessly give their time and skills to make a positive impact on the lives of young people. We understand that everyone's availability is different, and we appreciate any time that you can offer.

Our volunteer roles come in various shapes and sizes, and we are happy to talk with you about the opportunities available within our fantastic organisation. Please keep in mind that some roles require a more significant time commitment than others.

Please note that all volunteer appointments are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance.

Volunteer Leadership Team

Are you someone who can inspire and guide a team of volunteers? Or perhaps you know someone who has these abilities? We provide comprehensive training and support to help you develop the skills you need for the role. You don't need to have any previous experience with Scouts, anyone can apply!

You don't have to go it alone. We believe in building strong teams and offer flexible options for volunteering. Whether you prefer to work solo, as part of a team, or to lead a team, we can help you find the best fit for your skills and preferences.

About the role.

As a groups Lead Volunteer your main tasks will include providing line management and support to the Leaders in the Scout Group, ensuring that the Scout Group has an adequate team of supported and appropriate adults working effectively together and with others to meet the Scouting needs of the area, and ensuring that a challenging, exciting and balanced programme is offered to young people in the Scout Group.

In addition, you will work closely with the District Commissioner, Deputy District Commissioner(s) and other Group Scout Leaders in the District to ensure that the District thrives and supports Scout Groups.

To be successful in this role, you will have excellent written and oral communication skills, be able to provide advice and guidance effectively to others, and provide inspirational leadership for the Group. You will also be able to build, maintain and facilitate effective working relationships with a wide range of people, enable others to identify issues, clarify objectives, develop attainable objectives, and gain the necessary skills and confidence to work as an effective team.

Experience working with young people and/or community work with adult groups is desirable, as is experience working in the Scout or Guide Movement as an adult. An understanding of the needs of adult volunteers, a flexible approach, and self-motivation are also essential qualities for this role.

To apply for a Lead Volunteer role please email Josh Railton dc@hullscouts.org.uk


Communication Lead

(Volunteer Manager)

Could you lead and motivate a team of volunteers?
Or do you know someone who has these skills?
Full training and support is provided
... and you don't need to be or have been a Scout!

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify and develop compelling stories about Scouts, their achievements, and community involvement.
  • Develop content for social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • Monitor media coverage and provide regular updates to the team.
  • Work with other volunteers and young people to generate and reuse content across multiple channels.
  • Develop media partnerships and collaborations to maximize the impact of Scouting activities.
  • Ensure all content is in line with the Scout Association's brand guidelines and values.

Skills and experience required:

  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Experience in developing multimedia content, including images, quotes, videos, and stories.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • A passion for Scouting and the benefits it provides to young people.


  • Opportunity to develop media relations, marketing, and multimedia content creation skills.
  • Chance to showcase the positive impact of Scouting in local communities.
  • Working as part of a friendly and supportive team.
  • Enhancing your CV and gaining valuable work experience.

If you are interested in this role or would like more information, please contact Bryce Turner bryce.turner@hullscouts.org.uk

Fundraiser Grant Writer Extraordinaire!

Are you a wordsmith with a heart for making a difference? Join our team as a volunteer Fundraiser Grant Writer and unleash your creative powers to secure much-needed funding for our amazing organization! Get ready to dive into the world of grants and become a superhero of fundraising. As a Fundraiser Grant Writer, you'll have the opportunity to craft compelling grant proposals that will leave funders in awe and help us continue our mission of changing lives. So, grab your pen (or keyboard) and let's make some magic happen!


  1. Grant Research: Don your detective hat and embark on a thrilling treasure hunt for grant opportunities that align perfectly with our organization's goals and values. Uncover hidden gems among government, foundation, and corporate grants that will help us achieve greatness!
  2. Grant Proposal Writing: Summon your inner wordsmith and weave together enchanting narratives that captivate the hearts and minds of grant reviewers. Your magical words will bring our mission to life and convince funders that we are worthy of their support.
  3. Grant Application Preparation: Assemble the pieces of the puzzle to create a spellbinding grant application. From financial statements to program descriptions, you'll gather the ingredients needed to cast the perfect spell of persuasion. Prepare to impress with your organizational prowess!
  4. Collaboration and Communication: Join forces with our dynamic team of superheroes! Work closely with program managers and finance wizards to gather the necessary information and sprinkle it into your grant proposals. Through open communication and collaboration, we'll create a symphony of success!
  5. Grant Reporting: Once our spells have been cast and grants awarded, it's time to show the world the impact of our magical endeavors. Help us track and report on the progress and outcomes of funded projects, creating a dazzling showcase of our achievements.
  6. Grant Database Management: Be the guardian of our magical grant database! Keep it up-to-date with new opportunities, deadlines, and the outcomes of our enchanting endeavors. Your organizational skills will ensure we never miss a chance to make a difference.

What we need:

  • Master of words, wielding exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven research skills with a knack for finding hidden treasures.
  • Attention to detail sharper than Merlin's wit.
  • Familiarity with the art of grant writing (previous experience is like finding a unicorn but not mandatory).
  • Passion for fundraising and knowledge of the nonprofit sector (bonus points for having a magic wand).
  • Ability to work independently, yet seamlessly blend your powers with the team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office or similar software (spells cast with Excel formulas are a sight to behold).

Time Commitment: We don't require a time turner, but we appreciate volunteers who can commit to a few hours a week The schedule is flexible, allowing you to balance your heroic deeds with your everyday adventures.


  • The satisfaction of using your extraordinary skills to create a positive impact in the world.
  • Unlock the secret door to a realm of grant writing experience, fundraising knowledge, and nonprofit wizardry.
  • Expand your network and connect with fellow philanthropic superheroes.
  • Level up your writing and communication abilities to epic proportions.
  • Bask in the glory of recognition and appreciation for your volunteer contributions.

Note: This spellbinding volunteer role description is designed to ignite your imagination and bring a touch of fun to the world of grant writing. Tasks and duties may be adjusted to fit the needs of our organization and the unique powers you possess.

If you are interested in this role or would like more information, please contact Bryce Turner bryce.turner@hullscouts.org.uk

District Scout Network Commissioner

The District Scout Network Commissioner is the Manager of the Scout Network Section and is responsible for proactively enabling Scout Network members to shape and participate in the Scout Network programme in accordance with the Purpose, Principles and Policies of The Scout Association.


  • Deliver a quality programme in the District by actively supporting and encouraging Scout Network members to shape and participate in the programme, including forming project teams.
  • Ensure a safe, exciting and stimulating programme is available to Scout Network members in the District, taking into account their needs, interests, and abilities.
  • Encourage members of the Scout Network to undertake awards, including the Chief Scout’s Diamond Award, the King’s Scout Award, Explorer Belt, Scouts of the World Award, and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. Support members to access opportunities to complete these awards.
  • Regularly review the District provision of Scout Network to ensure that the experience for Scout Network members is of the highest quality.
  • Manage the operation of the District Scout Network by managing membership admission and transfers of membership, recruiting and supporting Programme Coordinators as needed, and maintaining a good working relationship with the District Executive Committee.
  • Act as a point of contact for all 18-25 year olds wishing to take on an adult appointment in the District, as well as those who are solely members of the District Scout Network.
  • Actively encourage young adults to consider the full range of adult appointments, including Scout Active Support membership, during their time as a Scout Network member, particularly as they approach the age of 25.
  • Maintain links and interaction between the District Scout Network, the County, and the UK Scout Network.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant District and County meetings.
  • Encourage and promote participation of Young People in the work of the District Executive and other District committees and teams.

To apply for a Network Commissioner role please email Josh Railton dc@hullscouts.org.uk

If none of the above options are suitable or interesting to you, but you have a particular skill you'd like to volunteer with, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We are always looking for help in various areas.

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