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Green Volunteer

Help deliver the Green Champion programme to the heart of communities with Scouts

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If you’re passionate about the planet and enthusiastic about education then joining the Scouts' Green team could be right for you!

You will be trained on the Scouts' instructor programme at one of our centres. Then, working in small teams, you’ll take the adventure to the people.

This opportunity is provided by Scouts.


  • Type: Volunteering programme
  • Dates: Summer 2021 (three-month minimum, confirmed as part of application process)
  • Locations: Lake District / North London - see details
  • Cost: Free (living expenses covered)
  • Suitable for: Individuals aged 19+ years

About this opportunity

By becoming a Green Volunteer, you’ll be delivering the Green Champion programme to the heart of communities, as well as being a tutor on the Green Young Leader programme.

In addition to our Generation Green programmes, you will also be part of our wider volunteer team, living and working alongside 45 volunteers and making friends for life. You’ll live on centre, helping deliver all aspects of giving young people an adventure – from teaching archery to making beds and emptying the bins!

Need to know

How it works

Make this summer count!

By becoming a Green Volunteer, you will:

  • go into the community to inspire the next generation
  • gaining experience of working within the outdoor industry
  • immerse yourself in an experience of working and living within a large, diverse team

Learning outcomes

As a Green Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • inspire a generation
  • share your passion for the planet and the outdoors with young people
  • create lifelong friendships
  • gain nationally recognised outdoor qualifications
  • possibly validate leader training modules if you are a Scout section leader

What to bring

All uniform and specialist safety equipment will be provided - you just need to bring your sense of adventure and passion for the planet!


You will be based at one of the following locations. But you’ll also spend a lot of time working in small teams directly in communities - we’ll cover any travel costs.

Scout Adventures Gilwell Park

Bury Road, London, E4 7QW

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Scout Adventures Great Tower

Birks Road, Cumbria, LA23 3PQ

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