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
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.