With over 100 years experience working with volunteers, SCOUTS New Zealand is proud to champion the benefits of volunteering.
There are a huge number of ways for people of all ages to volunteer with SCOUTS New Zealand: from internships and work experience placements, to one-off events or ongoing leadership roles.
Choosing a Volunteer Role:
- Leader: Leaders often speak of how rewarding it is to volunteer with SCOUTS New Zealand. Many parents choose to become a Leader of a Kea Club, Cub Pack, Scout Troop, or Venturer Unit, and experience SCOUTS for themselves - learning and challenging themselves as they progress through SCOUTS New Zealand's Leader Training scheme.
- Committee Member: Behind the scenes of all our Groups are committees of experienced and dedicated volunteers who act as a board. They help with the operational side of our Scout Groups, helping to ensure the delivery of our high-quality programmes for young people. This is an opportunity for business people to become involved with SCOUTS.
- Scouting Associate: SCOUTS New Zealand provides a volunteering opportunity to those who cannot commit on a regular basis in the form of Scouting Associates. You can assist at activities and events, like MudSlide Day or at one of our Adventure Schools. As a Scouting Associate you will be kept up-to-date on events in your community, and you can choose to help out when and where you want.
- Parent Helper: Not every adult feels as though they are cut out to be a leader, but we actively encourage parents to be involved in their child's experience at SCOUTS. Volunteering as a Parent Helper is as simple as providing transport to a camp, helping out at a fundraising event, or picking up a paint brush to renovate a hall. For those who just want to help out where they can, this is another great opportunity to contribute as a volunteer.
Find a Group Near You
Search for your local group to make contact with the Group Leader and find out how you can volunteer and be a part of the adventure.
>> Go to the Scout Group Directory
You may also like to check our Parents and Caregivers FAQ's for more frequently asked questions.