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Our Volunteers

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.