We are fortunate to have a very talented and active group of volunteers making up the Executive Committee and Leadership team at Batchworth Sea Scouts.
There are vacancies in some important positions and additionally we need to consolidate and support the existing Leadership team.
We have waiting lists in all the sections due to the lack of adult volunteers. If more adults helped out this would take the burden off our current volunteers and allow more young people to experience the adventure of Scouting.
Volunteering is easy, fun and flexible. How much time you give is completely up to you. You don’t need to be a Bear Grylls type adventurer either.
As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting offers the chance to build on personal skills – teamwork, confidence and leadership. Skills that are very relevant in everyone’s working and personal lives today.
As long as you’re over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer and there is no upper age limit. Alternatively, if you are aged between 14 to 18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader too which helps with the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. In both cases, volunteering is recognised by employers and universities alike as helping individuals to gain new skills, confidence and self-esteem.
So put volunteering onto your CV and use your skills to learn new ones…!
You can help out in a wide variety of ways which needn’t take much of your time or can be done at your own convenience. Listed below are the areas we need help right now but if you have skills which you think might be useful in running a Scout group then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. These skills can be anything from accounting to zoology and everything in between!
|Badge Secretary||Assistant Leader – Explorers||Grant Applications||Cutting trees||Webmaster|
Maintain the stock of badges and order new ones when appropriate.
Order custom-made badges when appropriate
Assist in the running of the weekly Explorer Scout (14-18 years old) meetings
|Complete the necessary paperwork and background checks to apply for funding and other grants from the council, the Royal Navy and local charities||Help the team cut back some of the trees that overshadow the river||Update the website with news and photos of activities|
|Commitment||1 hour per week from home||2 hours most Thursday evenings, some weekends||This is a single project that will take 1-5 days||1 day||1 hour per week from home|
|Skills||Admin||Leadership, imagination, Sense of Adventure||Report writing||Safe handling of a chainsaw, tree & ladder climbing||WordPress, photo editing, general understanding of web design and services|
Enquiries and requests can be directed to: Michael Read, Group Scout Leader. e: email@example.com. m: 07811 159632.