Volunteering

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This is all about making a difference to other people's lives. Getting off your sofa and taking time out to change things for the better can be great fun. You'll need to agree the type of volunteering you want to do, what you plan to achieve and do any training before you get started.

From conservation to youth work to fundraising for your favourite charity or caring for animals, there's an endless list of the types of projects you can get involved in, so have a chat with your Leader and other people in your community to find out what's on offer, what needs doing and who needs help!

Once you've found an activity or project, you'll need to get someone who's running it to agree to help you through it and sign off your evidence once you've completed to prove you did it - we call them your Assessor. Your Assessor will also check on your progress whilst you're doing the activity.

If you can't find a project you want to do, why not set up a new one that will help your community? This can be on your own, with a couple of friends or even with your whole DofE group - your Leader can help you do this and may be able to act as your Assessor.

Download the ideas list for the volunteering section.

Download a volunteering section planner.

There are lots of opportunities within Scouting to complete the volunteering requirements whether your a current member or not.