Join our team of volunteers

We like to think we have the BEST volunteers going, a group of like-minded people who come together to help young people achieve their goals! 

You don’t have to be ‘outdoorsy’ to be part of the team, there are plenty of ways to get involved even if hiking boots and waterproofs aren’t your thing, but you do need to be passionate about helping young people achieve their goals – that passion is the drive behind everything we do here at Venture Scotland. 

Programme volunteers

Interested in being part of the programme team? From indoor climbing to bothy trips, we have something for everyone!

You will be part of the team on the ground helping supervise activity days and bothy trips to help young people change their lives!

Admin and marketing

Not sure days out in the hills are your thing? We still want to hear from you!

We are always looking to hear from people about their skills and the ways they can help Venture Scotland!

Fundraise for us

We are always on the lookout for people who can help us raise funds.
This could be anything from running an event on our behalf, introducing us to a corporate contact or just to give us some fabby idea that will make us rich!


Absolutely nothing. We provide everything you need. You can borrow kit if you do not have your own and we also cover your travel expenses. 

You don’t need any formal training to volunteer with us. We will put you through our volunteer induction programme that teaches you to deal with difficult situations, the sort of exercises and methods we teach and give you more of an overview of the course. We also run a hill walking day and bothy trip just for new volunteers to get used to their surroundings before you work with the young people. 

We accept volunteers of all fitness and experience levels. Whether you regularly summit Ben Nevis or have never climbed Arthur’s Seat, we want to hear from you. 

For most of our young people, this is the first time they will be taking part in activities such as hill walking and as such we go at a relaxed pace. 

Ideally volunteers would be able to commit to a minimum of 10 days per year. This can be broken down over individual activity days or bothy trips and expeditions. 

We send out regular updates with upcoming days and expeditions for you to sign up for based on your own calendar and existing commitments. 

Yes, but this is something we can arrange for you at no cost.

Not to worry – you can pick and choose the activities you volunteer on. Start with the activities you are comfortable with and feel free to volunteer for new activities along the way!


Volunteers in Numbers

Activity Days
Bothy Nights
Hours Training
£ 1
Value of Gift in Time

What our volunteers say

“The programme itself is excellent, but it is the fantastic staff that really make an impact with the young people. The rapport and positive relationships that the staff make, help the young people to feel supported and encouraged.

The activities and reflections are beneficial as the learning can be applied to everyday life situations.”
"During my time with Venture Scotland I have taken part in a range of activities including hill walking, weaselling, climbing, and more. The most rewarding part has been getting to know a particular group and feel that I was contributing to the process and their journey.

The staff at Venture Scotland do an incredible job and are inspiring to see at work.

To anyone thinking about getting involved, I would 100% say do it!"