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About the organisation

The Scouts (West London and Westminster)

As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life.

We encourage young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we help over 460,000 young people aged 6-25 enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.

We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians. We help young people develop and improve key life skills.

We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re part of a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.

Whether you can spare an hour a month or a day a year, we have hundreds of opportunities both behind the scenes and directly supporting young people. With full support and award winning training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis. Not only is it incredibly rewarding and great fun, you’ll learn some brilliant skills transferable to the workplace too. We welcome volunteers from every community and background. You don’t need to have been a Scout. You just need to believe in a more positive future and the difference we can make together.

Role Aim: 

To support Beaver, Cub and Scout Sections run weekly events for Young People in inner London!


Delivery of a Balanced Programme.

Running games and activities as part of weekly section meetings and other section events.

Assisting young people to achieve badges and awards.

Assisting with residential experiences for the section.

Assisting the section with taking part in a varied, exciting and safe programme of activities.

Skills needed: 



Comprehensive and free training programme tailored to your role requirements, based upon free training in evenings and weekends. More details here:

Hammersmith and Fulham; Kensington and Chelsea; City of Westminster
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
Monday – Friday evenings; some Saturdays. Each section runs for 1-2 hours. Would only be expected to help in one Section (Beavers/Cubs/Scouts/Explorer Scouts). Beavers typically run between 5 and 7, Cubs between 6 and 8, Scouts between 7-9, though some start and end earlier.

Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here