Transformation

We’re transforming volunteering at Scouts to make it easier, more enjoyable and rewarding. Discover detail about the changes and think about what they mean for you and your team.

Why are we changing?

Since 2018, we’ve spoken to more than 10,000 people inside and outside of our movement. People told us we need to be more welcoming and make volunteering feel positive, so it’s not like more work. We need our learning to be engaging and create useful digital tools to help get things done.

Currently, volunteering at Scouts doesn’t always suit how people want to volunteer. They want to volunteer flexibly, by committing the time they have and being part of a team.

We believe by addressing these issues it will help us to:

  • Recruit more volunteers and retain current ones
  • Make volunteering at Scouts feel rewarding for everyone
  • Consistently and safely deliver a better programme
  • Make sure that more young people are gaining skills for life

What are we doing

We’re transforming volunteering at Scouts to make it easier, more enjoyable and rewarding. We’ll be rolling out changes in phases to help us:

  • Give a warmer welcome for everyone
  • Deliver better learning
  • Simplify how we volunteer together

All of which needs to be supported by easy-to-use digital tools.

​What should we all be doing now?

Are there other changes in future?

Yes, things will continue to transformation in a few particular areas:

  • A new digital tool, replacing Compass,
  • A new approach to recruiting new volunteers through A Warmer Welcome replacing the current appointments process, and
  • Changes to Volunteer Training and Learning, making things simpler and more tailored to your role