Adult volunteers are at the heart of Scouting. Scouting is not only about young people, but also about the development of adults within the Movement. That is why when you join 1st Coseley Scouts as an adult volunteer, we will treat you as one of our own and with the upmost respect.
We have 2 major roles as scout leaders that are readily available. These are the following:
Assistant Section Leader: This role supports the operation of the selected section. This role requires a formal, up-to-date Disclosure Check (Known as a DBS) which the Scouting Association can fund, as well as take on a formal appointment. This would consist of the planning and delivery of the programme, as well as participating in training modules that must be completed in due course. You will be part of the 1st Coseley section team and 1st Coseley Scout Group as a whole, working together to bring your own ideas to the table as well as improving your skills set as you teach the youth of Coseley important life skills, mixing it with a fun twist. With this role, it is expected that you attend every week. However, we do understand that life does get busy at times and we always understand if you may not be able to attend the odd night due to that music gig, or that important work meeting. However, we do expect you to participate as much as you can and that you can give at least 1.5 / 2 hours per week in volunteering. This role is very beneficial for multiple reasons, including a sense of pride, achievement, as well as learning skills you may not have known before.
Sectional Assistant: This is a toned down version of an Assistant Section Leader. It requires a formal, up-to-date Disclosure Check (Known as a DBS), which is funded by the scouting association. The main difference between this role and the above is that you will not be required to get involved in the planning of the programme, but instead be available for the delivering of the programme. This means you will work with Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders to help run the section, getting involved in looking after the scouts and teaching them in the activities that they will be participating in. We will look after you throughout the programme and you will be taught everything that needs to be taken into account, so don’t be nervous if you may not fully understand your role. Also, unlike the assistant section leader role, there is only the need of mandatory training modules that needs to be completed, including Safeguarding, Safety and First Aid. This role is perfect who would love to help as a volunteer but cannot attend every week due to other commitments, as you are not required to attend every week unlike our other role. We understand and always prioritise those with busy lifestyles to live their lives outside of scouting, so by taking on this role and fitting your lifestyle around volunteering would be a great opportunity to those who apply to.
Leading at 1st Coseley Scouts can benefit your skillset and life experience in many ways. A few examples would be:
- Delivering a great, educational programme
- Specific Learning Modules (Water Safety, Arts and Crafts etc.)
- Decision Making / Negotiation Skills
As Stated above in the role descriptions, you need no previous qualifications or training. However, you will need to have the following characteristics to be a great volunteer:
- Have an open, friendly mind-set – You are setting an example to the scouts and Coseley, so have a good, friendly mind-set.
- Be prepared for all situations – Scouting can sometimes bring in situations that you may not have faced before, but with teamwork and resilience, we can overcome these situations quickly and easily.
- Remaining calm under stressful situations – Keeping calm under pressure keeps you composed and collected, allowing you to sort any problems out easier.
- Be respectable to everyone, leader or scout – We have the mind-set of one big family, so any bullying, harassment and bad behaviour will NOT be tolerated in any shape or form.
- Stick to the scouting rules AT ALL TIMES – We as leaders have specific rules that we must follow to protect the scouts from harm. These will be explained to you when you sign up.
Days / Times we meet
Apart from any school holidays, we meet on the following days and times:
- Mondays (2 sections) | 6:15pm – 7:30pm; 7:45pm – 9:15pm
- Tuesdays | 7pm – 8:30pm
- Wednesdays | 7pm – 9pm
We will look after you, week in week out, and we will teach you everything that you’ll need to know, whilst we provide you with a fun experience in scouting and socially. At 1st Coseley Scouts, we believe that we are all one big family, so that we share all our experiences and tips and tricks to help us grow as that family and 1st Coseley.
Perhaps you need that voluntary experience to land you that dream job? That sense of achievement? Or simply want to put the Games Console down and get out there and learn while you give back to the community? If this is the case, give volunteering a go. 1st Coseley Scouts wouldn’t be where they are without their incredible scouting leadership team. You could be part of that team. If you think that Volunteering as a leader would be suited to you, then please click here to contact us. When selecting which section, please refer to ‘LEADERSHIP’ and then select your preferred role in the ‘Role’ Tab.
We look forward to seeing you at 1st Coseley Scouts!
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