VolSuffolkWe have linked with Volunteer Suffolk which may have further specific volunteer positions advertised for local scout groups - please go to the Volunteer Suffolk website for more information and where you can see an outline of all the roles advertised

Whether you want to work with young people directly or help behind the scenes, there's something for everyone at Scouts. 

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 - see Nat's Story below..

More information about volunteering is available here -  Volunteering with Scouts

Please find below some of the current vacancies that we have in Suffolk. Details are available in the links associated. 

Please contact the nominated person or the County Office in other cases.


Leading Scouting in the Bury St Edmunds DistrictBuryDistrict

Suffolk Scouts has a Vacancy for the District Commissioner in Bury St Edmunds District. You do not need to live in the District nor do you need to be an existing member of Scouts to apply.

About Bury St Edmunds District:

  • it spans over west Suffolk covering communities bordering two of Suffolk’s other Scout Districts of Sudbury, Stowmarket, and neighbouring Newmarket which is in Cambridgeshire. Indicative of the District’s area Groups are located in Bury St Edmunds, Lakenheath, Brandon, Mildenhall, Red Lodge, Great Barton, Horringer and other centres.
  • it comprises thirteen Scout Groups, six Explorer Units, one Young Leader Unit, one Scout Network and one District Scout Active Support Unit
  • it has1261 young people and 289 Leaders members

There is now an opportunity for you to apply or to put forward the name/s of someone you know for consideration as the next District Commissioner. We encourage you to nominate those whom you believe are suitable for the role. All nominations are received in confidence. If you want to find out more about what is involved, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Deputy County Commissioner. Don’t hold back; ask for more information. You may find yourself placed to take on the challenge!

Leading your DC Team, you will focus on:

  • its direction and strategy ensuring an excellent programme is in place for the District and its Groups/Sections
  • working with Leaders to ensure that new ways for delivering programmes are shared and implemented so top awards are earned by young people
  • advocating and supporting the Skills for Life work streams

You will know how and be able to motivate people, lead a team, produce plans and have the charisma to inspire other adult volunteers. Above all, you will believe passionately in Scouting for all, helping Scouting grow, to make it more inclusive, more youth shaped and for its positive impact in the local communities in which it operates.

There will be full training for the role with mentoring and team building to support you in your new role. Applications/nominations must be received no later than midnight on Wednesday 31st July 2024.

The full information pack and the Application and Nomination forms are on the links below:


We are currently looking for advisers for a range of adventurous activities:
  • Archery,
  • Air rifles,
  • Tomahawk throwing,
  • Canoeing, kayaking, bell boating,
  • Stand-up paddle boarding,
  • Sailing and power boating.

Are you a current and active practitioner in providing the activity for young people?  Could you act as the 'go-to expert' for questions about running the activity within Scouting?

Would you enjoy encouraging adults and young people to gain adventurous activity permits or qualifications, organising training or permit assessment courses for your activity, supported by our team of assessors?

Can you use data to communicate with permit holders whose permit is due for renewal and coordinate renewals and reassessments?  Click on the picture to see more information.

What are you waiting for? Get in touch for an informal discussion – eMail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  Acting Manager of the Activity Permits Scheme.