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Adult Volunteers

None of the sections would be able to run without our amazing team of adult volunteers, ranging from Beaver Leaders to Explorer Leaders to Active Support members.

Our Adult Volunteers have the responsibility of running their section and allowing the young people to make the most out of their Scouting adventure, at the same time having an adventure themselves. Being an Adult Volunteer also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership. A study found that over 90% of the volunteers in the Scouting movement believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.

We're building a team to support Scouting in East Sussex - and we need you!  If you haven't considered a role like this before, why not have look? You don't need to have any Scouting experience - you just need to want to make a difference and make it happen for young people in East Sussex!

East Sussex Scouts have a host of opportunities to join the adventure!

If you are interested in considering a role, please email the County Commissioner Elaine Gausden

Each role has a key part to play in the support to Groups and Districts across East Sussex [inc. Brighton & Hove]. By taking on one of these roles, you will be a key member of the County Team who are responsible for the strategic operation of our 8,000 strong member organisation.

You would need some if not all of the following qualities:

  • Passionate about supporting Scouting to more and more young people and volunteers

  • Willing to manage, lead and on occasions direct other volunteers

  • Able to support volunteer managers to drive change and open doors

  • Willing to accept a volunteer appointment at County level

  • Able to commit and be able to work flexibly to accommodate the dynamic activity across the County

  • IT literate and have access to a PC with internet and email

  • A proactive, creative thinker, dedicated to promoting and developing Scouting

  • Individuals who have a commitment and belief in making Scouting happen


You would need to:

  • understand and accept the key policies and processes of The Scout Association

  • successfully complete our induction activities, including an enhanced DBS check

  • be willing to embark on an exciting adventure


We will provide you with:

  • Access to our training and development programmes

  • A ‘different’ and interesting additional experience to your CV

  • A warm welcome to our friendly but focused team

The Volunteer Journey – 12 Steps to a Happy Volunteer

When you join Scouting in East Sussex, it is important that your journey is as welcoming, friendly and straightforward as possible. If we get this right, I know you will want to continue to volunteer with us.

The Volunteer Journey
If you are interested in considering a role, please email the County Commissioner Elaine Gausden
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