Volunteering Development Team

Contact: Membership Enquiries Contact Email: membership.enquiries@merseyweaverscouts.org.uk Contact Phone: 01928352124 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited


The District Volunteering Development Team makes sure all volunteers in their District have a positive and enjoyable volunteering experience. They make it easy for people to join and learn new skills. 

Who’s in the team

  • Volunteering Development Team Leaders 
  • Volunteering Development Team Members 
  • Team Leaders of any sub–teams of the District Volunteering Development Team e.g Awards and Recognition Team, Welcome Team, Learning Team

Tasks for the whole team

Allocated tasks

Attract and welcome new volunteers to District and Group teams 
  • Use Scouts branded resources to attract new volunteers. 
  • Reply quickly and positively to possible new volunteers. 
  • Make sure volunteers are welcomed easily and smoothly. 
  • Hold inductions with Group Lead Volunteers and other Group and District Leadership Team Members. 
Make sure volunteers are well supported 
  • Help and encourage Team Leaders (including Group Lead Volunteers) to have regular reviews with volunteers in their teams. 
  • Make sure all District teams (including Group Lead Volunteers) follow our approach to safe volunteer recruitment, appointment, reviews, and processes for leaving Scouts. 
Help volunteers with learning 
  • Help volunteers and Young Leaders find and engage in opportunities for learning and development. 
  • Coordinate Scouts learning that needs to be delivered by an accredited Trainer – including coordinating and supporting the Trainers. 
  • Use the learning delivery materials developed by Scouts (e.g. training sessions, workshops, activities, etc.), and make changes (when necessary) so activities are accessible for everyone. 
  • Help volunteers connect across the District and beyond to learn, share best practices and overcome shared challenges. 
  • Set up learning opportunities with external organisations (if relevant and helpful). 
  • Make sure volunteers can be recognised for prior learning and experience, and have it credited in their records. 
  • Learn from people in other Volunteering Development Teams. 
Recognise volunteers 

Other responsibilities

There are a number of accreditations which can be delegated by the Lead Volunteer to share specific responsibilities.

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