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Volunteer Opportunities

Take Volunteering to the next level with unique leadership opportunities

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of youth? Interested in a fun, adventurous, impactful volunteer opportunity? If so, one of the positions below may be for you.

Scouting volunteers have provided generations of Canadian youth with a first opportunity to sleep in a tent, to experience leadership and to build self-reliance and self-confidence. Volunteer dedication, resourcefulness and enthusiasm are vital to Scouting.

Current Opportunities

Communications Functional Team — Creative Services

As a collaborative team of volunteers and staff, we help create branded resources and messaging support for Groups, Councils and other Functional Teams to drive standardized, integrated & consistent communications across Canada.

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Revenue Development Functional Team

The Revenue Development Functional Team supports fundraising efforts for Scouts Canada and Groups through multiple annual Campaigns inclusive of: Scout Seeds, Scout Coffee, Scout Popcorn, No One Left Behind, and Help Kids go to Camp. The functional team also looks to support Philanthropy, Corporate Giving, and Grants and Foundation Giving.

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Program Support Functional Team

Do you want to help Sections get on The Canadian Path? Are you excited to empower Scouters to help youth have life changing Scouting experiences?

Our new Program Support Functional Team is looking to recruit an all-star volunteer crew with professional experience or a knack for in-Section coaching, event management, outdoor adventure and more.

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Property Support Scouter

Working cooperatively with the Property Operations team and individual Property Committees and volunteers, the Property Support Scouter is a trusted volunteer and partner responsible for the successful execution of Scouts Canada’s strategic priorities. The ultimate objective of the role is to better support the safety, compliance, financial viability and overall customer experience at Scouts Canada’s properties.

The Property Support Scouter provides direct support to properties to ensure that they are 100% compliant, following all standard operating policies and procedures and are fiscally responsible and financially viable. Support will be provided through multiple channels, including telephone, in person, email, and video conferencing.

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Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator

The purpose of a Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator is to ensure the Duke of Edinburgh Online Record Book is maintained in line with the licensing agreement held between Scouts Canada and Duke of Edinburgh International Award. 

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Contingent Management Team — 2023 World Scout Jamboree

Are you passionate about Scouting, love to travel, and want to help deliver an unforgettable experience for young Scouts from across the country? The Canadian Contingent Management Team (CMT) for the 25th World Scout Jamboree in South Korea is looking for Scouters interested in getting involved! This opportunity will allow you to help plan and support the Canadian Contingent over the next two years to ensure our Canadian youth and adults are able to have an amazing Jamboree in South Korea in 2023.

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Contingent Leader — Denmark Jamboree 2022

We are seeking a volunteer committed to attend the event and take a primary role in preparing youth and volunteers from across Canada to experience international scouting. Preparation and communication with the participants starts immediately and will conclude upon presentation of an experience report prepared once you return.

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Property Support Scouter

Are you looking for a way to ensure that Scouting youth have a safe and memorable experience? Do you have a strong business acumen and enjoy working with grants, budgets, business plans? Are you excited to empower and help property committees find passionate talent?

Become a Property Support Scouter!

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Council Commissioner — Voyageur

Would you like to make a difference in the growth and development of youth in Ontario and across Canada? Are you energetic, organized… a natural leader who can work at the top level to support and lead hundreds of volunteers? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic team? 

If you are interested, you are invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of: Council Commissioner — Voyageur Council.

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Council Commissioner — Cascadia

Would you like to make a difference in the growth and development of youth in British Columbia and across Canada? Are you energetic, organized… a natural leader who can work at the top level to support and lead hundreds of volunteers? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic team?  

If you are interested, you are invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of:  Council Commissioner — Cascadia. 

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Council Commissioner — Chinook

Would you like to make a difference in the growth and development of youth in Alberta and across Canada? Are you energetic, organized… a natural leader who can work at the top level to support and lead hundreds of volunteers? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic team? 

If you are interested, you are invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of: Council Commissioner — Chinook.

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Council Commissioner — Pacific Coast

Would you like to make a difference in the growth and development of youth in British Columbia and across Canada? Are you energetic, organized… a natural leader who can work at the top level to support and lead hundreds of volunteers? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic team? 

If you are interested, you are invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of: Council Commissioner — Pacific Coast

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International Delegate

Hey, you! Yes, you! Are you a Venturer or Rover Scout between the ages of 17 and 26? Do you want to have the opportunity to represent Canada at international webinars, events, and conferences? If you answered yes to all three, then this is the chance for you. Scouts Canada's International Team is looking for FANTASTIC and ENTHUSIASTIC youth just like you to become an International Delegate.

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Council Youth Commissioner — Northern Ontario

Would you like to make a difference in the growth and development of youth in Northern Ontario and across Canada? Are you energetic, organized… a natural leader who can work at the top level to support and lead hundreds of volunteers? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic team? 

If you are interested, you are invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of: Council Youth Commissioner — Northern Ontario.

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Council Youth Commissioner — Manitoba

Would you like to make a difference in the growth and development of youth in Manitoba and across Canada? Are you energetic, organized… a natural leader who can work at the top level to support and lead hundreds of volunteers? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic team? 

If you are interested, you are invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of: Council Youth Commissioner — Manitoba.

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Council Youth Commissioner — New Brunswick

Would you like to make a difference in the growth and development of youth in New Brunswick Council? Are you willing to be an engaged member of a leadership team? Do you want to grow and develop as a leader?

If you are interested, you are invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of Council Youth Commissioner — New Brunswick.

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Social Media Advisor — Coach

Communications Functional Team — External Communications

Working closely with the External Communications stream and Communications Functional Team, the Social Media Advisor – Coach is a self-motivator who leads social media best practices implementation, blending the Social Media Advisor role with a coaching component.

This role requires knowledge of Scouts Canada’s organizational values and programming, and involves working closely with our membership through organized social media webinars to empower volunteers to manage their own Scouts Canada Sections, Group, Council or camp pages.

The Social Media Advisor – Coach also has the exciting opportunity to mentor a participant of Scouts Canada’s Youth Spokesperson Program (YSP). YSPs have the option to develop their professional skills under the guidance of the Social Media Advisor – Coach, while also contributing their time and skills to support the Social Media Advisor – Coach’s responsibilities.

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Storyteller

Communications Functional Team — Internal Communications

Working closely with the Internal Communications stream and Communications Functional Team, the Storytellers—of which there will be three—are self-motivated writers responsible for sourcing local Scouting stories and creating engaging feature content.

This role requires frequent collaboration with staff and volunteers, as well as strong networking skills with local Scouting communities to remain informed of upcoming storytelling opportunities.

Storytellers also have the exciting opportunity to mentor a participant of Scouts Canada’s Youth Spokesperson Program (YSP). YSPs have the option to develop their professional skills under the guidance of Storytellers, while also contributing their time and skills to support Storytellers’ responsibilities.

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Council Commissioner — Newfoundland & Labrador

Would you like to make a difference in the growth and development of youth in Newfoundland & Labrador and across Canada? Are you energetic, organized… a natural leader who can work at the top level to support and lead hundreds of volunteers? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic team? 

If you are interested you are invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of: Council Commissioner — Newfoundland & Labrador.

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Communications Commissioner — Communications Functional Team

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of youth? Do you have extensive experience in Marketing, Communications and Change Management?

Scouts Canada is seeking a strategic Communications Commissioner, Communications Functional Team to join as a Volunteer member of our Scouting Experience Team.

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IT Volunteer

Do you want to be a part of the change you want to see in the world? At Scouts Canada our Vision is “Canadian youth making a meaningful contribution to creating a better world.” For more than 100 years, Scouts Canada has brought a world of adventure, outdoor experience, friendship and fun to 17 million Canadian youth and we need passionate people who share our Mission to develop well-rounded youth better prepared for success in the world. 

Scouts Canada is seeking volunteers to join our IT Department. 

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Council Youth Commissioner — Quebec Council

Scouts Canada is seeking applications for Council Youth Commissioner (CYC) in the Quebec Council.

The CYC works as an equal with a volunteer Council Commissioner and paid Council Relationship Manager, as part of the Council Key 3, to manage all aspects of the Council. They are also a member of Scouts Canada National Service Team providing vision for the Scouting Movement in Canada.

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