There are many different volunteer opportunities, according to your interests, hobbies, and skills.
Volunteer positions vary greatly in the amount of time necessary: you can choose to spend just a few hours a year or several hours each week.
The amount of time and degree of involvement varies by a number of factors including:
Type of Program: based on the ages and capabilities of youth members.
Role: whether serving as a primary youth leader, an assistant leader, or as a part of a committee at the district or council levels.
Responsibility: Some require an ongoing commitment, with weekly meetings;others are task-specific and meet seasonally or on a periodic basis.
The choice is yours, and opportunities are available year-round in most communities.
Whether you choose to volunteer as a youth leader, merit badge counselor, committee member, or seasonally, centered on the coordination and participation at a particular event you will be making a difference.
Scouting volunteers, at all levels of involvement, are offered: leadership and skills training, access to a vast library of literature and resources, and a support network of fellow volunteers and full-time Scouting professionals.
Since our primary concern is the safety of our youth members, all volunteers go through an application process that includes a criminal background check requiring a social security number.
Most of our volunteers decide to volunteer in one or more of the following roles:
Being a Scout leader is probably the most meaningful opportunity to make a profound difference in a young person's life.
As an adult leader, you will be working directly with youth. This typically involves working with other Scout leaders and parents to encourage and guide Scouts, help Scouts pursue their interests and develop their different abilities, coordinating activities, communicating with Scouts' families
and friends you already know as part of your volunteer team.and being a positive adult role model.
You can choose the age group, type of program, and location that best suits your interests. You can be a youth leader at an already existing Scout group, as a part of pre-existing team of volunteers...Or, you can also start a brand new group of Scouting in your community, and involve people
As a committee member, you will be: helping to carry out the goals and functions of the committee you joined, assisting on special projects, creating and administering elements necessary to support Scout leaders in their work, or working behind the scenes to ensure Scouts have a quality program. There are committees at the district level and at the council level.
You can choose among many different committees, each one with a specific area of interest that can ma
tch your own.
So if you enjoy organizing outdoors excursions, you may be interested in joining the Camping committee; if you enjoy teaching, you may find that being a part of the Training committee may be the most appealing option to you.
Committees currently seeking volunteers are: Membership and Youth Recruitment, Fundraising, District Governance, Marketing and Public Relations, Unit Service, Training, Program and Activities, Advancement, and Camping.
Time commitments vary, with some committees meeting on a monthly/ongoing basis and others meeting only a few times a year or as-needed.
Help organize large events, institute health and safety procedures, provide funding, promote Scouting in the community, and much more.
Some activities and programs occur at a certain time of the year, and are specific to an event, cause or opportunity. Please contact us with enough time in advance so you can help organize some of the most exciting Scouting events that occur annually.
A few examples of seasonal volunteer opportunities are: organizing our annual food drive collection "Scouting for Food" in April, participating as a coach or referee at our "soccer and Scouting" program during the summer months, and coordinating the "pinewood Derby Car" building workshop and Derby race during the month of March.