County Lead Volunteer – Youth

Where: Merseyside Scouts, 3rd Floor, Stanley Buildings, 43 Hanover Street, Liverpool L1 3DN Contact: Chris Valentine-Burrows Contact Email: Contact Phone: 01517072671 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

County Youth Commissioner

What does a Lead Volunteer for Youth do?

Youth Commissioners are volunteers responsible for driving youth shaped in their local area. They support volunteers, shape the programme, influence decisions that we make at Scouts and take the lead.

They are aged 18-25 at appointment and enable volunteers to embed the ideas and decisions of young people into local scouting.

They play a key role in the leadership and management of the County. They need to motivate both volunteers and young people. Responsilities in a youth commissioner role vary, but are likely to include:

  • Help to make sure that the County programme is shaped by young people.
  • Create opportunities for young people to provide feedback (often through a County Youth Forum).
  • Promote the YouShape award and top awards.
  • Support the District Youth Commissioners in their County, bringing them together to support each other, share ideas, and work towards a shared vision.
  • Inspire and motivate young people in the County and make sure they know about all the different opportunities available to them in Scouts, including what they can do when they turn 18.
  • Influence decisions that are made in the County as a member of the County Executive Committee, making sure that young people are at the heart of decisions.

What you’ll get from the role

Being a Youth Commissioner is an amazing role. As well as helping to drive youth shaped locally and giving young people a say, you’ll also be learning loads of new skills and having fun along the way.

You’ll get experience and develop skills that will look seriously impressive on a CV or university application – things like teamwork, communication and organisation, but also experience with governance, working with young people and leading others.

Across the UK, there are now over 600 Youth Commissioners doing amazing things. Ready to join them?

“Applying to become Youth Commissioner was genuinely one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Through this role I’ve learned so much, got to work with a really great team, and made a big difference to the experience of young people in Scouts”.

“I never thought I’d get the role, but I decided to apply anyway just in case. 3 years later, I’m so glad I did. I’d recommend applying to everyone who is considering it”.

“What surpised me most when starting the role was the amazing support that was available from my local team and other youth commissioners. I’ve made new friends and gotten to work with some great people”.

“Seeing the difference this role makes to young people is the best part. I’ve watched young people speak up and shape their scouting experience for the better – and I couldn’t be more proud”.


If you’re interested, check out the vacancy information pack below or use the application or nomination form below.

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