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Lisburn and Disctrict Scouts

12 March 2015

Scouting in the Lisburn area is stepping up its search for adult volunteers

What is Scouting?

The purpose of Scouting is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

Scouting’s quality depends on its volunteers and our volunteers depend on Scouting to teach them the skills they need

Why volunteer with us?

As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers you the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership. Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouting as our young people

Over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives, so we’re certainly doing something right.

A study of volunteers found that more than two thirds of respondents reported a direct correlation between their volunteer experience within Scouting and gaining employment or career development.

Training in Scouting has also enabled volunteers to gain accreditation for Open College Network awards in Youth Work, and helped them to become associate members of the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institute for Training and Occupational Learning.

I don’t feel I have any suitable skills; how can I get involved?

Adults can volunteer and help out in many ways; you don’t have to be a regular Bear Grylls. You might have first aid knowledge that you could teach the group, or you might be able to teach our Scouts a thing or two about DIY.

If you’re good with accounts you could be Group treasurer, or if you’re a culinary whizz you could run cooking sessions with the young people. Everyone has a skill (whether you know it or not) and we can make use of it.

Volunteering with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you help out once a fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play, and no matter how you get involved, we'll make sure you're properly trained and supported.

Where is Scouting in the Lisburn Area?

We have 15 active Scout Groups who meet on a weekly basis, stretching from Maghaberry Village to Seymour Hill through Annahilt, Hilden, Lambeg, Hillsborough, Ballymacash, Hillhall, Derriaghy, Old Warren, Central Lisburn and Wallace High School.

Each Group offers a fantastic range of activities and events for young people from ages 4-18

I’m interested in volunteering, who do I contact? 

Just simply contact Lisburn and District Scouts on0845 0943251 or email dc@lisburndistrictscouts.org.uk where we answer whatever questions or queries you may have.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The different roles available are listed below, however if you require further information, simply call Lisburn and District Scouts 0845 0943251 or email dc@lisburndistrictscouts.org.uk where we answer whatever questions or queries you may have.