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Glenny Wood Volunteering opportunities

Glenny Wood is a very popular Scout Campsite, and is used by many, many young people for Fun, Learning and Development. Scouts, Guides, D of E groups, Schools and Universities use our site and it’s fabulous to see the fun and variety of activities going on. 


To further develop Glenny Wood we need to extend our small and friendly team. The roles below are essential for the smooth and effective running of our site, so ensuring those using Glenny have a fabulous time.


Those volunteering will be welcomed into the team, supported, helped and provided with training as necessary.

Equipment to undertake the role again can be provided as necessary......


So why not volunteer with us, it’s good fun and rewarding.

If you are interested then contact us by clicking here >>>>


Those helping at Glenny Wood need to hold a current Scouting DBS clearence. This we can arrange if not held.


The roles are - 


Glenny Site team members - Maintenance and Development.


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 work as part of a team and on your own undertaking a range if roles. These include:-

  • 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.


The work will need to be undertaken during the day as the site is generally fully used in the evening and weekends. 


This flexible volunteering role would suit someone on shift working, at University or College or has days off during the week, or for those retired. With these flexible volunteering roles, it’s all about letting us know how much you wish to volunteer and when, weekly, monthly or at specific times during the year and then we discuss this with you, to work this into our site plans and to fit in with you.....


Currently we maintain and develop the site on most Wednesdays during the year.


Estimated time per week / per month - this is very flexible, depending on the individuals availability.


Key skills - Practical in approach - Work flexibly and safely - work to the plan!


Booking Secretary - volunteer role


An essential volunteer role to manage all requests to use the site, to maintain contact and provide guidance information to help plan the site visit and provide access information nearer the actual booking date.

We now use the OSM system so much of the communication and approval process is automated.

To confirm actual site usage numbers and provide information for billing site user.


Key skills - Computer literate and able to communicate with other


Estimated time per week - around 2 / 3 hours


Glenny Souvenir Shop Manager.


To take on the managing and 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 requests via the website. Therefore we are looking for someone to bring new ideas and approach to develop this area and increase our income.


Estimated time per week - can vary depending on the individuals availability and requests, less than 2 hours ....


Key skills - Customer oriented & Flexible