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Scouting provides fun and adventure to nearly half a million young people across the UK. This huge achievement is only possible due to the thousands of volunteers who dedicate their time to provide these opportunities.

It doesn’t matter how much or how little time you can spare there are lots of suitable roles available, either actively working with the young people or providing support to those who have a more active role.

Whichever role you take on, you will be properly supported and trained to ensure the experience is enjoyable as well as rewarding. The Scout Association’s modular training scheme allows training to be tailored to suit your role, skills, knowledge and previous experiences.

Volunteering with Scouting will offer you the chance to build on personal skills like leadership, confidence and teamwork, learn new practical skills, meet loads of interesting people, and most importantly have lots of fun! It also a great addition to your CV.

If a more formal role is not for you, why not join one of our Scout Active Support units.

If you are interested in volunteering with Scouting in Thurrock, please contact us for more information.

Current Vacancies
If you are interested in one of these roles, please use the contact link above.
Assistant Cub Scout Leader
Aveley Scout Group

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to support the Cub section (8 to 10½ year-olds) at Aveley.

The Assistant Cub Leader supports the Cub Leader to ensure a fun and exciting programme is delivered to the young people and the young people have the opportunity to develop skills for life, experience adventurous activities and promote the achievement of badges and awards, especially the Chief Scout’s Award. They also help ensure every young person has the opportunity to attend at least one nights away experience each year. They will be a part of a leadership team of the Cub Leader, other Assistant Leaders and Section Assistants.

Aveley Cubs meet on Tuesdays between 18:00 and 19:30.

Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders

Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders support the Explorer Scout Leader to provide an exciting and stimulating programme to Explorer Scouts within the unit. We are looking for Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders for all of our Explorer Scout Units:

  • Aquila: Alt Sundays 18:30 – 20:30 at Alf Lowne Scout Centre, Richmond Road, Grays.
  • Pyxis: 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays 20:00 – 22:00 at Ockendon Scout HQ, Tamarisk Road, South Ockendon.
  • Scorpius (Young Leaders): Each Quarter at various locations around the District.
  • Zenith: 1st, 3rd Wednesdays 20:00 – 22:00 at Oak Lodge, Thors Oak, Stanford-le-Hope.
Section Assistants
Various Groups

The Section Assistant role is perfect for those who are interested in supporting a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack, Scout Troop or Explorer Unit, but who may not be able to dedicate time each week. The role assists the Section Leaders to provide a fun and exciting programme to the young people. We are looking for Section Assistants for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers across the District.