About The Boys' Brigade (BB)
The BB is one of the biggest Christian Youth Organisations in the United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland with around 1,300 groups, 12,000 volunteer leaders, and around 40,000 members.
We partner with the Christian church in local communities across the country to provide a wide variety of fun and educational activities for children and young people aged between 5 and 18.
Volunteering in BB
Helping out in a BB group can make all the difference to young lives - meaning happier young people, happier communities and a society that values the contribution that we can all make; young, old or in-between. We call our volunteers "leaders" because they guide a course for children and young people.
Many of our volunteers say they've learned things through their involvement with BB that have helped them to get new jobs or even change career. For example, as well as helping out in a local BB group, you might like to train as a Trainer and help run courses for other volunteers. Once you volunteer there's a whole world of opportunities for you to participate in within our movement - locally, nationally or internationally.
What you can get involved with
We work with boys and girls from all backgrounds and of all faiths, and with those with no faith. Most of our volunteers come along for a couple of hours a week in the evening and get involved with one or more of our four age sections - Anchors (5 to 8s), Juniors (8 to 11s), Company Section (11 to 15s) or Seniors (15 to 18s).
We need volunteers to help children with activities, games, sport, arts and crafts, hobbies, music etc. Whatever you can help with is greatly valued. We also want volunteers who will be able to relate to young people and over time, become adults they can trust and talk to.
The beauty of volunteering with the BB is that you can be flexible, and if you can only help out once a month, or even once a year at the annual camp then we are happy to welcome you. All we ask for is an attitude that is positive about children and young people, or as we say, have faith in young people. Of course, if you do have skills you can bring then fantastic! However, we value every volunteer just as we value every child and young person.
For more information about volunteering in BB please visit boys-brigade.org.uk/volunteering or check out the video below...