While volunteers always tell us they get back way more than they give, Scouts NSW is using Volunteer Week as an opportunity to thank its 4000 strong volunteers.
“Scouts NSW relies on its membership of adult volunteers to deliver the Scouting program to over 14 000 youth members each year,” said Scouts NSW Chief Commissioner, Neville Tomkins OAM, JP. “And while our volunteers work locally in metropolitan, suburban and regional communities, their contribution truly has a global impact. They are helping deliver youth led adult supported programs that are vibrant and meet the needs of our youth members.”
Every week more than 4000 adult volunteers give their time to engage and empower young people through the Scouting program across NSW. “Scouts NSW is built on the shoulders of our dedicated volunteers who are passionate about empowering young people and their community and about making a difference,” added Neville Tomkins.
“The Scout program develops young people into strong community members with a skill set you just can’t get from a computer screen. Young people gain a huge variety of experiences from weekly meetings, weekend camps and hikes to unique activities such as cannoning, abseiling, canoeing, bushwalking and hiking.”
None of this would be possible without the constant commitment of adult volunteers who fill roles such as Scout leaders, adult supporters, committee members and more. A commitment that is often juggled with their own home life, families and careers.
During Volunteer Week, Scouts NSW wants to thank the 4000+ adult volunteers that ensure our young people live healthy lives as active members of their local community.