|Organisation:||Scouts - Axe District|
|Location:||C/O Volunteer Centre - Weston Court, Oldmixon Crescent, Weston super Mare, BS24 9AU|
We operate flexible volunteering, so if you have limited time but are interested in getting involved then please talk to us and we will help you find a role that suits you. For this role some time during the evening and at weekends will be required.
We are an active District with lots going on, so we’re looking for people to be part of a team helping to organise and run events, primarily for Young People aged 6-18yrs, with participation ranging from 50 to over a thousand. We’re looking for people who are well organised, proactive and enjoy working with others on a variety of projects. Events can range from District camps with lots of planning to smaller events, such as a visit to a theme park that may require much less organising. You could chose what you get involved in, help on one or two events over a short time or work on something larger over a longer period. We’ll help you find your feet in this rewarding role.
Axe District includes Weston-super-Mare, Wick St Lawrence, Congresbury, Wrington, Blagdon, Churchill, Sandford, Winscombe, Banwell, Locking, Uphill and everything in between.
Each week over 1400 young people aged 6–25 enjoy an active programme in one of our 17 groups, our Explorer Scout Units or with our Scout Network.
As well as the weekly meetings groups take part in a number of fun and exciting events. Recent events have included archery, climbing, hill walking, canoeing, camping, paintballing, zip wires, go karting – in fact you name it and we’ve probably done it.
Join the adventure!
We’re looking for people to be part of a team helping to organise and run events, primarily for Young People aged 6-18yrs, with participation ranging from 50 to over a thousand. We’re looking for people who are well organised, proactive and enjoy working with others on a variety of projects.
Volunteering with Scouts can enrich your life – don’t just take our word for it. Over 90% of our volunteers say that their Scout experiences are hugely beneficial:
For some volunteering provides an opportunity to:
*Give something back to an organisation that has impacted on a person’s life, either directly or indirectly
*Make a difference to the lives of others
*Help others less fortunate or without a voice
*Feel valued and part of a team
*Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
*Gain confidence and self-esteem
For some, volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change. From this perspective, volunteering can be a way of:
*Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience
*Developing existing skills and knowledge
*Enhancing a CV – More than two thirds of our volunteers say their CVs have been enhanced by joining Scouts. Employers love to see the commitment of volunteers, and through Scouts you can get vital experience in areas like management, administration and activities
*Improving one’s employment prospects
*Gaining an accreditation
*Using one’s professional skills and knowledge to benefit others (usually described as pro bono)
For others, volunteering appeals because of its social benefits. These include:
*Meeting new people and making new friends, a whopping 97% of our volunteers say their involvement has helped them forge new friendships.
*A chance to socialise
*Getting to know the local community
Boost your potential with employers:
Competition in the job market is higher than ever, and making your application stand out to potential employers is vital. Most candidates who apply for a job have the required academic and technical skills, so to be successful you need something extra to set yourself apart.This is where Scouting can help. Your time in Scouting, the roles you have held and the experiences you have taken part in will have developed a whole range of skills to impress employers. In a recent Public and Corporate Economic Consultants (PACEC) report into the impact of Scouting, 41% of employers said that involvement in Scouting would have a positive influence on their decision to employ applicants.
There’s no better feeling than making a difference to communities and transforming the lives of young people.
|Expenses:||Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed|
|Restrictions:||You must complete the Scout Association recruitmernt process which including understanding and accepting the organisations policies. A DBS check will be required for most roles|
|Special Needs:||Considered on an individual basis|
|Training:||'Getting Started' training is provided during the first six months|
Application form, References, Trial Period, DBS Check, Interview