Volunteer

Gilwell 24 wouldn’t happen without a large number of volunteers. If you would like to help make this amazing event happen, please email the Gilwell 24 team (info@gilwell24.info) to register your interest. Please let us know if you have any particular interests or skills that you would like to offer!

What can I expect?

All staff (made up of specialist activity instructors and a general service team from all over the UK and parts of Europe) are expected to help out with delivering the event.

This can mean anything from running sports competitions, supervising activities or helping with traffic management. We need a huge range of people, so whatever your skills you will be able to help.

Food is provided free of charge and accommodation is either indoors or in tents – indoor accommodation is limited and available on a first-come first-served basis.

If you are camping, please bring your own tent, and for both indoor and camping options, please ensure you bring your own bedding.

Staff registering may also be asked to fill in a Disclosure and Barring Service form. All online registrations will be confirmed by email and we will send additional information in early June prior to the event.

What about Leaders?

Our past experience has been that some leaders like to get stuck in and help us out too! This is fantastic and even if you can only help for an hour, it’s all appreciated! Last year leaders helped to supervise the cinemas (and secretly enjoyed watching the films too we think), mix cement in the build zone and became part of our walking safety teams at night. If you’d like to help in this way, please visit the info point during the event, or if there’s something specific you’d like to help with please send us an email.

Can I come earlier?

An advanced party arrives to start the preparations for the event on the Monday prior to the actual event and then continues to work through the week. This team does lots of different jobs, like putting up tents, fencing, signage and preparing activity areas.

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding residential project to take part in as part of your DofE or Queen’s Scout Award? Join the Scout Adventures team in the week leading to Gilwell 24 and help us to create an amazing event experience for participants. Sign up here. For questions, email us on info@scoutadventures.org.uk.