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Help us, help them!

Volunteering

We need Adult Volunteers to get and keep the group running. No experience in Scouting is necessary! Training will be provided by Scouting Ireland and you’ll be working as part of a team with great supports from Scouting Ireland Support Teams.

Volunteering with the 17th Dalkey means you’ll not only be improving the lives of young people but enhancing your own also. The benefits of volunteering in Scouting include making friends, learning new skills, and helping our local community flourish. You’ll have the oppertunity to take part in local, national and international events. And you’ll help change younf people’s lives for the better.

Today, our Scout Groups involve over 35,000 young people and 12,000 volunteers across Ireland.

Children of active trained volunteers get priority on registration to sections.

Contact us for more details.

Volunteer Scouters at a training course
Adult Volunteers at a training course (© Scouting Ireland)

Start your Volunteering Adventure

With Scouting Ireland! Our volunteers are supported within their local Groups and our dedicated Group Support Team. You’ll receive first-class training and guidance to ensure you are encouraged and coached through your volunteering journey. You don’t need any previous experience of scouting, camping or the outdoors!

Volunteering with Scouting Ireland means you’ll not only be improving the lives of young people, but enhancing your own also. The benefits of volunteering at Scouting Ireland include making friends, learning new skills and helping your local community flourish.

Commitment

Typically volunteers working with young people will need to make a commitment to regularly attend activities:

Ideally we need adults to commit for at least a couple of years, to become familiar with the program and the young people.

Not everyone will be able to make every meeting, and peoples long term life plans change, so the more adult volunteers we have the better! Email [email protected] to find out more.

If this level of commitment doesn’t suit don’t worry – we always need help with maintenance, fundraising etc.

Volunteer Impact

Emotional Development

Contribute to the emotional development of young people. Our youth members have increased confidence, positivity, maturity and patience.

Personal Development

Influence the personal development of young people. Our youth members report increased teamwork, leadership, time management, independence, responsibility, respect and teaching.

Social Network

Volunteering with Scouting Ireland means being a part of our National and Global network while giving young people a chance to build better friendships and social skills.

Practical Skills

Learn and teach young people practical skills such as first aid, cooking, navigation, budgeting, problem-solving and critical thinking.