Volunteering: Over 400 Scout groups across NZ
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- either join as a young person, or offer your skills as an adult to help more young people learn through adventures
Scouts is New Zealand's biggest mixed youth organisation, which offers 6- to 26-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help communities. The organisation says, "Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and caving.
The organisation encourages adults to volunteer and support Scouts in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people, to helping manage a Group, to being a National Council member. "Our internationally recognised training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life," it says.
- The above information is courtesy Scouts New Zealand. More details at scouts.org.nz.