It's Your Time to Shine!

If you're thinking about volunteering we'd love to have a conversation with you, even if you can only give a small amount of time a month. 

Please take a few moments to have a look at how volunteers support 4th Washington, we've listed our key roles below. If you're a parent of a member of the group please talk to your section leader or contact Stephen Harrison, Volunteer Manager (gsl@4thwashingtonscouts.org.uk).

If you're completely new to scouting, why not apply online by visiting www.hls-scouts.org.uk/volunteer and we'll be back in touch to sort out an introduction. Our experienced adult team will support you into a new volunteering role with any training you need.

Leading Young People

Join our beaver, cub or scout section team and help deliver a programme of fun, challenge and adventure to nearly 100 young people. You don't need any experience and we'll ease you in gently to the role. We'll also provide a little training as part of the support.

Taking a volunteer role in one of our sections is hugely rewarding and our adults enjoy it because they have as much fun as our young people. You'll get to try some new activities and learn some skills along the way. You don't have to be there every week, as long as we know when you're around, we'll make sure you have a part to play. 

Occasional Helper

Join our parents rota in one of our sections, we'll call on you once a month to come down and join us and we'll ask you to work with a small group of young people or to help us with some organisation. It also gives you a chance to see what your child is up to at scouts.

Group Executive Member

Our group executive work behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly, manage our money and to support the leaders who deliver scouting every week. Our group executive is the equivalent of a school governing body and are our trustees, we're looking for new adults to come on board all of the time. The group executive meets around once every two months. 


Our group executive are working on a plan of fundraising activities and grant applications to grow the equipment the group owns with a long term plan of developing the group. They would love some support with fundraising, whether you can organise a fundraiser yourself, or just be available to help at an event, we would love to hear from you. One weekend you could be selling raffle tickets and the next taking part in a sponsored zip wire.