Volunteer with Us
1st Chandlers Ford is an entirely volunteer-run organisation and needs your help.
You don’t have to be a Scouting expert or an outdoors survival specialist to make a difference. Volunteers can help in many ways, from passing on first aid experience to teaching the young people how to cook.
Giving a little bit of time could help in a big way.
Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouting as our young people.
Scouting’s quality depends on its volunteers and our volunteers depend on Scouting to teach them the skills they need.
Over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives, so we’re certainly doing something right.
A study of volunteers found that more than two-thirds of respondents reported a direct correlation between their volunteer experience within Scouting and gaining employment or career development.
Training in Scouting has also enabled volunteers to gain accreditation for Open College Network awards in Youth Work and helped them to become associate members of the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institute for Training and Occupational Learning.
There are opportunities to support 1st Chandlers Ford as a Parent Helper or Scout Leader, or if you prefer a behind the scenes role, to assist with the running on the Group Executive Committee.