Volunteering’s not just about giving back – it goes both ways. It improves your wellbeing, gives you skills for the future, and helps you make new friends (and memories).

1st Chopwell Scout Group is growing and going from strength to strength, but with more young people wanting to join every week we need more adult volunteers to help us develop and deliver fun, exciting and challenging programmes that help us deliver Skills for Life.

We want to provide all young people (girls and boys) in Chopwell and the surrounding areas with the best possible opportunities in life and we’d love you to help us achieve that.

We have opportunities for you to work directly with young people, but there are also plenty of other jobs you can do to support our section leaders. Whatever your skills or experience, however much time you have to give, we can help you put your skills and time to good use and we can guarantee that you’ll have a great time enjoying ‘the game of Scouting’

We’ve got lots of opportunities available, all of which can be seen below. By clicking on each opportunity, you can see more information and express an interest in the role.

Assistant Beaver Scout Leader

When: Tuesday evenings, 5pm – 6pm Where: 1st Chopwell Scout Group, Lenin Terrace, Chopwell, Tyne & Wear NE17 7EN Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

We’re looking for someone to join our Beaver section as an assistant leader to help and support the adventures of our Beaver Scouts. The role involves 1 hour a week, providing support to our Beaver Leader with programmes, activities and just generally having fun! Full training is provided for the role, including first aid, safeguarding…Find Out More


All our activities are run by volunteers, who might join us because they want to: 

  • Try something new
  • Make friends 
  • Spend time with their children – or gain experience with young people
  • Do something good for their community and themselves
  • Keep their bodies and brains active and happy – whether that’s by scaling mountains, sharing skills or serving tea 

All end up making a huge difference to young people’s lives – gifting them with skills for life, and learning a whole lot about themselves along the way.

But don’t just take our word for it. Take theirs. 

I’ve been volunteering for the past 10 years and can honestly say that Scouting has provided a purpose, a way to give back and inspire many Young People.

Jamie, Cub Scout Leader