Volunteer Contact Us

Prepare To Volunteer

Want to find out more about any of the roles? Contact us for a chat with absolutely no obligation at this stage. Enquiries can be directed to:

  • Michael Read, Group Scout Leader. e: gsl@batchworth.org. m: 07811 159632.

To get you started, here are a few of the most common Q&As:

  • How old do I have to be?   Most of these roles are for over 18s only.
  • Do I need insurance?   All roles are fully insured.
  • Do I need any special skills?   You don’t need to be a Bear Grylls adventurer or a technical expert – full training and support is provided.
  • Are you looking for any specific experience?   We welcome those with specific expertise (eg. for maintenance roles) but we won’t ask you to maintain anything (e.g. the boats / minibuses / buildings) single-handedly. While we try to keep costs to a minimum, we do have budget for necessary items.
  • How long do I have to sign-up for?  Ideally people sign-up for a 2 – 4 year commitment, often while their children are at Batchworth. You are, however, welcome to stay for a longer or shorter period. This is not a ‘job for life’ situation!
  • What’s it like at Batchworth? Here’s what our volunteers have to say …


Covid-19 and Scouting

Following the advice of The Scout Association, Batchworth Sea Scouts suspended all face-to-face scouting activities in March 2020 and moved to online programme delivery for the remainder of the Spring and Summer terms.

The Scout Association, in partnership with the National Youth Agency, have since implemented a tiered Readiness Level, controlling the type of activities that can be delivered based on local conditions.

We are currently at Amber: small groups can undertake face-to-face activities which should be outdoors if possible and always subject to social distancing.  No residential activities are possible.

Leaders continue to work with parents to deliver the best scouting experience possible, whilst conforming to the current Readiness Level restrictions.

Thank you to everyone for your support in these times and please contact us with ideas, suggestions and requests.

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