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"I have recently come back into Scouting after being away from it for 20 years.  I have found the scouting family to be welcoming and supportive, especially to a new family in the area.  I have made friends that I would believe are life long.  The Scouting family has also helped me become more confident and willing to try new things, and most of all, enjoy what I am doing by supporting and leading the children in what we do."


Get Involved - Volunteer with SCOUTS!

1. Do I really have the skills you need?

You don’t have to be a mountaineer like Mark Inglis to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.

2. What if I don't have that much spare time?

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.

3. What will I get out of volunteering?

Scouting offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership, and you can gain externally recognised skills - plus have a great time doing it!  A study found that over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been relevant to their working or personal lives.

4. My child is in Scouting – is there anything I could do to help?

Absolutely!  Many of our helpers and leaders are parents of our youth members because they’ve seen firsthand how Scouting benefits young people and want to give something back. It’s also a chance to spend more time with your children and learn new skills. Speak to your child’s leader to discuss how you might become involved.

5. Are there any age restrictions on helping out?

As long as you're over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers.

6. Do you carry out Police and reference checks?

Yes we do.  Safety is a top priority in Scouting, so we have a Police vetting system and reference checks in place to ensure the safety of other volunteers and of course our young people.  Please refer to our Health and Safety page for more information about our Code of Ethics, Child Protection Policy and other related policies.

7.  Where are the Scouts Groups located in New Zealand?

Search for your local group to find out how you can volunteer and be a part of the adventure.

8. What are the different options of volunteering?

You can volunteer as a Leader, Parent Helper, Scout Associate or a Committee Member.  More information is available on our Volunteer page.

9. How do I volunteer?

That's easy.  You can volunteer by finding the group you want to help at in the Scout Group Directory below, and contacting the Group Leader.  You can volunteer as a Parent Helper, Leader, Scout Associate or Committee Member - whatever suits your skills and availability.

>> Go to the Scout Group Directory

You may also like to check our Parents and Caregivers FAQ's for more frequently asked questions.