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Share your Volunteering experience 

Tell others about how you volunteer for Scouts SA!

 

I hope you have had a good start to the year.  Thank you and know that we truly appreciate the time and efforts you put in to help us develop young South Australians to be the best that they can be! 

I’m writing to ask you a favour as we start the new Scouting year. I wondered if you could help us by sending out an email to your networks, letting people know you’re a volunteer and asking people if they’d consider volunteering themselves?

We would be honoured if you would take the time to do so and it has the potential to be a huge help for us. You may also consider (and I realise Facebook is mostly friends and relatives) posting on your social media accounts too.

In fact, often a social media post along the lines of the above is even more effective than email. Especially a video. LinkedIn is a good platform for this and you can even add to your profile that you are a Scout Volunteer. Under the “Experience” section in your profile, you can add various things in addition to your current program (e.g. people use this to show they’re on a board, for example) and we’d love it if you could add your experience as a volunteer to that section. I have attached a picture for a Facebook post that you might like to use with the text template below.

To make sending an email and posting on social media easier for you, I’ve also included a template of suggested wording for you. This will work really well as both a written template and even a script, if you choose to do a video.

I hope you can take a few minutes to put someone forward and be part of this program that develops and celebrates awesome young South Australians.

Best wishes,

Jan Turbill
Chief Commissioner

 

Template for you to copy/paste

You may not be aware of this, but I’m actually a volunteer for Scouts SA.  Maybe you’d be interested in becoming one too?

There are many ways to volunteer with Scouts SA, as well as being a Youth Leader you can be a volunteer manager, assist with a committee, become a volunteer treasurer, help maintain a hall or its grounds or even get trained up as an Adventurous Activity Leader! The more volunteers we have the lighter the load and the more we can work together to build great South Australians contributing to  their community!

Scout Leaders get:

  • All the training needed – great personal development and great on your CV
  • We take care of your police check, working with children check and child protection training 
  • Great opportunities for networking
  • Great opportunities for long-lasting friendships
  • Real life outdoor skills like pitching tents, camp cooking, bushwalking, geocaching, and much more
  • A first-hand look at how youth develop and grow with your assistance

So there’s a win-win for everyone involved!

If you want to know more about what I do please contact me! If you want to talk to someone at scouts SA about other roles and how to get involved please call them on 81306000 or go to the website sa.scouts.com.au. They will be more than delighted to talk about the benefits of Scouting for adults.

Hopefully we will see you around a campfire soon!

Warm Regards,

xxxxxxx

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