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Volunteer Opportunities

Take Volunteering to the next level with unique leadership opportunities

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of youth? Interested in a fun, adventurous, impactful volunteer opportunity? If so, one of the positions below may be for you.

Scouting volunteers have provided generations of Canadian youth with a first opportunity to sleep in a tent, to experience leadership and to build self-reliance and self-confidence. Volunteer dedication, resourcefulness and enthusiasm are vital to Scouting.

Current Opportunities

Communications Commissioner

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of youth? Do you have leadership experience in Marketing or Communications? Scouts Canada is seeking a strategic Communications Commissioner, Communications Functional Team to join as a Volunteer member of our Scouting Experience Team

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Council Youth Commissioner — Northern Lights Council

Would you like to make a difference in the growth and development of youth in Northern Lights Council and across Canada? Are you energetic, organized… a natural leader who can work at the top level to support and lead hundreds of volunteers? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic team? 

If you are interested, you are invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of Council Youth Commissioner — Northern Lights Council.

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Open Call for Youth Advisors: Diversity Equity and Inclusion Team

Are you passionate about ensuring that Scouting is something all people can participate in and enjoy? Do you want to be a part of a team that is actively working to bring a youth voice and perspective into major conversations around various DEI Initiatives within Scouts Canada?

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Head of Contingent — Roverway Norway 2024

We are seeking a volunteer committed to attend the event and take a primary role in preparing youth and volunteers from across Canada to experience international scouting. Preparation and communication with the participants starts immediately and will conclude upon presentation of an experience report prepared once you return. 

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Event Support Scouter

We are looking for enthusiastic Scouters to join our Event Support Network. As an Event Support Scouter, you will work on a regional basis with event planning teams to help support the development of both local and large events. 

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Call for Volunteers: Pillar 1 Evaluation Team

Do you want to have the opportunity to join a new team which will shape the future of Scouting in Canada? Apply to join the Pillar 1 Evaluation Team to help evaluate, design and implement core Scouting organizational changes in alignment with Scouts Canada’s 2021-2024 Strategic Plan.

If you are an innovator and passionate about Scouting and ensuring youth from across the country can benefit from an outstanding outdoor program, the Pillar 1 Evaluation Team is the role for you.

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Council Commissioner and Council Youth Commissioner — Northern Lights

Scouting is needed more than ever to give kids something fun to look forward to—a place where they can connect with their friends and share new experiences in the great outdoors, build resiliency and feel empowered to blaze their own trail.

Volunteers are key to helping youth experience the benefits of Scouting, and we’re seeking two outstanding volunteers to lead the Northern Lights Council (Alberta). 


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Call for Volunteers — Key 3 Roles for Strategic Plan initiative

Scouts Canada is looking for motivated volunteers and youth members to fill “Key 3” roles as part of our Strategic Plan initiative.

Each portfolio will form a “Key 3”, a shared leadership model consisting of two volunteers, one of which must be a youth, and a member of Scouts Canada’s staff. Reporting directly to the National Key 3, these teams will be co-equal decision makers who will be collectively responsible for different pillars of the Strategic Plan and Scouts Canada’s operations.Each will be tasked with recruiting a team of volunteers and youth to work with existing staff and volunteers to accomplish the priorities in the 2021 Strategic Plan.


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Council Commissioner — Shining Waters Council

The Council Commissioner is the leading volunteer for Scouting in Shining Waters Council. Working closely with the other two members in the Council Key 3 (Council Youth Commissioner and Council Relationship Manager), the Council Commissioner is responsible for supporting and growing the Scouting movement in Shining Waters Council, as well as being a vital member of the National Service Team and setting the direction for Scouting in Canada.


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Scouts Canada Indigenous Reconciliation Steering Committee: Call for Advisors

Scouts Canada is about to embark on our organization’s Reconciliation journey, which lies at the heart of Scouts Canada’s work towards creating a culture of authentic inclusion for all who want to belong to our movement.

We recognize that we cannot do this alone and must seek the guidance of Indigenous FNMI (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit) peoples right from the start. Therefore, we are looking for Indigenous advisors to partner with our Board’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Working Group, and form a Scouts Canada Indigenous Reconciliation Steering Committee (“Steering Committee”).

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Communications Functional Team — Creative Services

As a collaborative team of volunteers and staff, we help create branded resources and messaging support for Groups, Councils and other Functional Teams to drive standardized, integrated & consistent communications across Canada.

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Program Support Functional Team

Do you want to help Sections get on The Canadian Path? Are you excited to empower Scouters to help youth have life changing Scouting experiences?

Our new Program Support Functional Team is looking to recruit an all-star volunteer crew with professional experience or a knack for in-Section coaching, event management, outdoor adventure and more.

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Property Support Scouter

Working cooperatively with the Property Operations team and individual Property Committees and volunteers, the Property Support Scouter is a trusted volunteer and partner responsible for the successful execution of Scouts Canada’s strategic priorities. The ultimate objective of the role is to better support the safety, compliance, financial viability and overall customer experience at Scouts Canada’s properties.

The Property Support Scouter provides direct support to properties to ensure that they are 100% compliant, following all standard operating policies and procedures and are fiscally responsible and financially viable. Support will be provided through multiple channels, including telephone, in person, email, and video conferencing.

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International Delegate

Hey, you! Yes, you! Are you a Venturer or Rover Scout between the ages of 17 and 26? Do you want to have the opportunity to represent Canada at international webinars, events, and conferences? If you answered yes to all three, then this is the chance for you. Scouts Canada's International Team is looking for FANTASTIC and ENTHUSIASTIC youth just like you to become an International Delegate.

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