Glenny Wood Scout Campsite

Fabulous Volunteering opportunities

Glenny Wood is a popular and successful campsite and we are now looking to expand the team, to further develop and improve the campsite and even out volunteer team members work loads.

Glenny Wood is a volunteer run site.

Interested in Making a Difference.... please read on

We are looking to recruit volunteers both from scouting and the community to help run

and maintain a site that hosted over 4000 visits last year.

The teams primary role is to ensure the site is safe and well maintained for users to develop and use their skills, along with having a lot of fun and create lasting memories.

Glenny Wood has seen much change over the years and robust systems and processes for the site are in place and these new roles will further develop the site for the benefit of those who use it.


Those appointed will have every opportunity make their own positive mark on the site. To enable this, support, training, development and help is available.


We encourage applications from those interested in these roles, be you a member of the Scout Association or wider community. The right attitude, enthusiasm and commitment is as important as the core skills for the roles,

which can be learnt.

Job Descriptions of for the Volunteer roles

we are inviting you to apply for

Glenny Wood Site team members - Maintenance and Development - volunteer roles

Do you enjoy the outdoors, a challenge, physical activity and not afraid to get your hands dirty and stuck into a job..... then why not volunteer at Glenny Wood in our site team. 

We are looking for keen, willing helpers to join us and to work as part of the team. So come and help us out for the time that suits you. 1day a week / month etc.... 


Key team responsibilities

  • Site maintenance both planned and adhoc, (Grass cutting, strimming, repairs, etc...). 
  • Site development activities, such as introducing new and exciting activities.
  • Maintaining our equipment, including our Tractors and mowers.


Reports to the Glenny Wood Operations Manager


Key skills - 

  • Practical in approach
  • Work flexibly and safely
  • Work to the plan
  • Work in a team


These are flexible volunteering roles which would suit someone on shift working, at University or College or has days off during the week, or for those retired.


Souvenir Shop - volunteer role


To take on the running the site shop, ordering and sales.We operate a small souvenir shop on site and via the website. We are looking for someone to focus on this area for us, to encourage and support our site users wishing to purchase souvenirs.

The shop is open upon request currently so you get to meet those on site as well as on-line requests via the website.

Key responsibilities

  • To maintain the shop stock levels
  • To ensure all requests are promptly dealt with
  • To encourage site users to use the shop
  • Ensure prompt payment of goods purchased
  • Chase those who have not paid to time


Role - reports to Glenny Wood Site Operations Manager


Key skills -

  • Customer oriented & Flexible
  • Handle monies and keep simple accounts.

For those joining the team who are currently not involved in Scouting.

For the safety of those appointed and the site users, DBS checks prior to the appointment will need to be undertaken, and the key initial scout training, including safe guarding / safety will need to be undertaken within 3 months of appointment.

Support and encouragement is there to help welcome you to Scouting and complete these basic training needs.