|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.
Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity you could mainly do from home? We’re so popular we need some help responding to membership enquiries and managing our waiting lists for young people. We also need to keep our list of volunteer opportunities up to date. If you’re organised, confident using email and talking to people over the phone you’d easily be able to do this role. Why not get in touch to find out more?
Support the Assistant District Commissioner - Recruitment & Retention to:
• Liaise with Group Scout Leaders and the District Team to understand their recruitment needs and support
them to retain and recruit adult volunteers.
• Promote flexible volunteering to enable adults to join on a basis that suits their availability.
• Maintain a record of current adult volunteer opportunities at all levels and create plans to actively recruit the
right people into these roles and/or train and support Groups to identify and recruit suitable candidates.
Publish volunteer opportunities on the District Website and promote open roles using social media,
advertising and other appropriate methods.
• Receive and respond to membership enquiries from young people and adults via the National, County and
District websites and via other sources.
• Liaise with the District Team and Groups to understand the youth waiting lists across the District and actively
work with Groups and Sections to ensure young people are able to join Scouting in Axe.
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!
Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity you could mainly do from home? If you’re organised, confident using email and talking to people over the phone you’d easily be able to do this role. Why not get in touch to find out more?
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|
|Special Needs:||Considered on an individual basis|
|Training:||'Getting Started' training is provided during the first six months|
Application form, DBS Check, Informal discussion, Interview, References, Trial Period