2nd Warwick are lucky to have a team of excellent volunteers (yes really, no one gets paid, not even for our two week Scout Camp). The group is made up of Scout leaders and Executive Committee members as below.
Everyone has their own role and responsibilities vary with those roles, but essentially we wouldn't do the job if we didn't enjoy it.
We have an additional mini site showing our current adult vacancies here: volunteering.2wk.org.uk
‘For anyone thinking of becoming a Scout, I say, go for it, come and join the big adventure.’ - Bear Grylls, UK Chief Scout
What might I do as a volunteer?
Depending on your role you could:
- Come in for one afternoon per year and help cook a meal for 100 people on Frosty Camp
- Teach a skill for a day or a couple of days at a time on a weekend camp
- Take part in running weekly meetings doing anything from craft to electronics or nautical navigation
- Manage our adults and help them get the right training and support to do the best they can
- Maintain boats, ballcocks or bacon storage (fridge) - We need to keep our premises and equipment working properly
Can you spare 5 hours a year?
You may or may not know that all leaders and helpers at 2nd Warwick are volunteers and we do NOT get paid! Some of the infamous phrases we use are
"it's only 2 hours a week"
"I got a 100% pay rise this year!!"
In truth your leaders and supporters give their time to help develop your children and to provide lots of fun activities for them. It normally goes beyond the 1 to 2 hours that your child is at their Section meeting.
We are asking all parents to give 2nd Warwick a minimum of 5 hours a year to say Thank you the time that we are giving to your children.
There are many ways to do this, and some can be done a home
Helping at a fundraising event
Marshaling at an event to raise money
Coming to tidy the hut
Helping with hut maintenance
Helping at boating events
Help out on a camp or other event
We do recognise that a lot of our parents give much more than this and we are very grateful for your support.
So before you say - sorry I am too busy, think of the leaders who have full time jobs, families and other commitments yet still turn up every week to run the Scouting programme.
Why do we do it? Because its fun! The rewards are amazing! And we want to say thank you to a volunteer who gave their time to help us!
What do I get out of it? (in a non-selfish kind of way of course)
"Well, as a volunteer of some 18 years, I can say with all honesty, FUN, we wouldn't do it otherwise to be honest. There is a sense of comradery while running events, I take great pleasure in seeing the Scouts grow and learn skills, and occasional adults weekends give leaders a chance to gain new skills too." Explorer Leader
Meet the team at 2nd Warwick
The Group top team
Assistant Group Scout Leader Boats
Marc joined as a Venture Scout. He has served as Scout Leader with the 43rd Bournemouth, 4th West Bridgford and at 2nd Warwick. Work commitments took him abroad but has since returned as AGSL(Boats).
Assistant Scout Leader
Neil has Been with 2WK since his boys were in Beavers in 2000. Former GSL, Scout Leader and now Assistant Scout Leader, he is looking forward to his grand children joining in 2019
Assistant Scout Leader
Nick started as a parent helper when his daughters joined 2WK, and has been an ASL with Vanguard (Scouts – girls section) since 2016. Was a Scout himself many years ago