When: Term time Where: Anglesey Contact: District Commissioner Contact Email: dc@scoutsmon.wales Contact Phone: 07710069451 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Section Assistants are an integral part of a Scouting team. They help the Section Leaders in running games, activities and residential experiences, while helping young people earn their badges and awards. Being a Section Assistant can be flexible, exciting and extremely rewarding – it’s the ideal role for someone who wants to get involved in volunteering with Scouts in a leadership role.

What do you do?

A Section Assistant helps to deliver the programme by running games, activities and supporting the other leaders.

What skills do you need?

Enthusiasm is all we ask for! As a Section Assistant you will no doubt learn new skills (#SkillsForLife doesn’t just apply to our Young People) and any skills you have can prove a great asset to the leadership team whether this be an avid DIY enthusiast, to a craft master, to IT skills, to the ability to help shy children blossom!

How could I progress?

There are many roles and routes of progression in Scouting. One example would be becoming an Assistant Section Leader – this is a similar role to a Section Assistant but you take a bit more of a lead running activities, helping to shape the programme and starting on your journey towards a Wood Badge. This could lead you on to being a Section Leader or even to a Group or District role.

You may find your other hobbies/interests (or even a newfound one) lead you towards becoming a Skills Instructor where you lead groups on an Adventurous Activity. You could step into more of an administrative role for a Group or the District. There are various routes of progression that Scouting offers and is something you can discuss with your Training Advisor – but you’re under no pressure to do so if you aren’t comfortable with doing so.

Do I need training?

Just a little bit. As a Section Assistant you have a responsibility for Young People and so safeguarding and safety are important, these are built into the training.

With our personal data becoming more and more precious as time goes on, GDPR is also an essential piece of training we ask you to complete.

And finally, is Module 3, this is all about equipping you with “Tools for the role” – things that we feel are important to help you in your new role in ScoutsMon.

What would I get out of it?

A rewarding smile on your face knowing the difference you are making to a young persons life, surely that’s enough?!

It might be, but Scouting offers so much more. As mentioned above, Scouting provides #SkillsForLife not just for Young People but also our volunteers whether this be a newfound ability to light a fire with no more than 2 sticks*; some skills in forward planning, preparation and organisation; finding a new hobby like archery or kayaking; or just a few hours of fun each week.

*You might need more than just 2 sticks…

Who would this role appeal to?

This role is a great starting point for all setting out as a volunteer in Scouting whether you be a fresh-faced student, passionate parent, wanting to rejuvenate yourself entering retirement or anyone in between!

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