Scouting recognises that volunteers play an essential role in the Movement and National Scout Organisations are encouraged to value this important resource. For NSOs to grow and offer better Scouting to more young people, they need to attract and retain a sufficient quantity of motivated and effective leaders and maintain their motivation and effectiveness throughout their time in the association.
In recent years many NSOs have invested time and resources in identifying the trends in volunteering in their country; clearly identifying the volunteers that are needed in their NSO and developing strategies and plans to recruit and retain volunteers. Building on these ideas tools and resources to support volunteering have been developed.
In this section, we would like to offer you the opportunity to access our resources on the development of our volunteer base and on management of adults in Scouting. Our ultimate goal is to develop our capacity in this area, which is one of the key elements of any growth strategy. We believe that this exercise is also in line with the preparation of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers.
The success of this celebration will depend on the involvement of many actors in our communities. We invite you to join various activities related to this event, or to initiate them as they will undoubtedly contribute to the achievement of our ultimate goal, which is to have committed and qualified volunteers who offer Scouting to more young people.
Therefore, do not hesitate to share with us any resource that seems relevant so that we can make it available to all National Scout Organizations and any other person or institution that values our contributions!