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Local Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for a sense of fulfillment? Do you wish to see youth grow from strength to strength following the Canadian Path?

Help build the citizens of tomorrow while learning leadership, outdoor and administrative skills. See the many volunteer opportunities available with the Newfoundland & Labrador Council’s youth groups.

Note: All volunteer positions with Scouts Canada are open to ages 14+.

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Current Opportunities

  • Group Support Scouter - Newfoundland & Labrador Council

  • Group Commissioner - 1st Cowan Heights

For full details on each opportunity, click on the Tab below!

  • Group Commissioners
  • Group Commissioners

    Positions Available:

    • 1st Cowan Heights

    Group Commissioners are the central point of contact between the council and groups. They help Newfoundland and Labrador section scouters and ensure that groups have strong plans with regards to outdoor adventure, gear, finances, and safety.

    We are currently seeking expressions of interest in the Group Commissioner position available.

    As our front-line Volunteer managers, Group Commissioners have a critical role in building a healthy and vibrant Scouting movement in Canada – while being the visible ambassador of Scouts Canada within their community.  This position is open to Youth and Adults, ages 14+.

    In Summary, the Group Commissioner:

    • Leads the group to positively impacting our Scouting Vision and Mission through membership growth
    • Role models and leads a positive culture that encourages safety first, risk management, sustainable growth, program quality and group health
    • Is committed to Scouts Canada’s program—the Canadian Path—that integrates the Four Key Elements: Adventure, Plan-Do-Review, SPICES and Youth-led
    • Ensures Scouts Canada’s Volunteer Support Strategy is implemented to all Scouters within the Group and that members (volunteers and youth participants) feel supported, recognized and rewarded for their contributions.
    • Works directly with a Groups Support Scouter (GSS) and/or Relationship Manager (RM) who acts as their single point of contact for support – making it easier for Groups to get help where and when they need it to be successful.

    Time required is approximately 10-15 hours monthly, plus 2-3 weekends per year. Online training and a 4-day Orientation in Ottawa provided (when it becomes safe to do so).

    For the extended Job Description, click here.  The deadline to apply is September 1, 2021.

    Please contact Chris Blais for more info!

    Apply Now

  • Group Support Scouter
  • Group Support Scouter

    Multiple Positions Available:

    • Eastern Avalon

    • Central NL


    As we continue to focus on the Group as the engine that drives Scouts Canada, we're looking to grow our Group Support Scouter (GSS) team to provide groups with more personalized, direct support. By providing additional support to our groups, we hope to improve their overall health and program quality, leading to membership growth and increased mission impact.
    The CK3 is hoping to to recruit 2 new GSS's to support groups on the Eastern Avalon and Central Newfoundland.
    Accountable to the Council Key 3, Group Support Scouters provide support to ensure safe, high-quality programs through Group Health. As a member of the Council Service Team, the Group Support Scouter is a local resource, mentor and coach that works directly with assigned Group Commissioner(s) to enable them to deliver the Canadian Path program and Scouts Canada’s Five Priorities at the Group and Section level.
    The Group Support Scouter: 
    • Works directly with Group Commissioners (GC) and their Group Committee and acts as their single point of contact for support – making it easier for Groups to get help where and when they need it to be successful.
    • Builds a close working relationship as a trusted advisor and develops relationships within the Scouting network to ensure access to subject matter expertise and resources from both shared services and best practices.
    • Provides high-quality Group support and works towards positively impacting our Mission through membership growth.
    No longer are Support Scouters expected to be masters of everything -- providing program support when a group needs program support, marketing support when they need marketing support, training support when they need training, for example. Now they will be acting more like Account Managers who will regularly visit or talk to the groups, find out what they need, and then connect them to subject matter experts who can provide the best possible support in that area. 
    Group Support Scouters will be assigned 1-3 groups, depending on their availability, and will be the direct contact for those groups. Unlike previous support roles, any necessary travel will be reimbursed for Group Support Scouters.
    GSS's can expect to be fully onboarded and supported throughout their time in the role. More elaborate training will likely take place when COVID-19 is out of the way.
    If this sounds like something you may be interested in, please reach out via email and we can set up a time for a deeper conversation.


    This posting is ongoing so there's no application deadline.

    Please contact Chris Blais for more info!

    Apply Now

  • Section Scouters
  • Section Scouters

    Sections across Newfoundland and Labrador are always looking for help in implementing amazing Scouting adventures for our youth! Scouts Canada has a high expectation of its volunteers and implements rigorous screening policies on all applicants.

    If you're interested in participating as a Section Scouter, get the process started by opening a myscouts account and completing the registration form or email