About Our Volunteer Opportunities

The Potawatomi Area Council was chartered in 1931 and has served the youth and communities around the greater Waukesha County area for many decades. The contribution we provide to promoting youth growth and commitment to the Scout Oath and Law is only possible with the help of volunteers from our communities. We depend on volunteers to lead Troops and various Scouting programs, as well as help run our facilities, events, and activities. An estimated 2,500 volunteers are part of the Potawatomi Area Council family every year, but we always appreciate and need new volunteers. If you want to help shape the lives of youth and gain valuable experience, come join our volunteer group at the Potawatomi Area Council.

Scout Leaders

Our Scout leader volunteers invest their time to help shape the lives of youth in the greater Waukesha County area. Becoming a unit or assistant unit leader can be a life-changing experience for our volunteers. You get a chance to learn new skills and build connections to young members in our community. We also have spots on our board for coordinators and members to help directly with our Scouting programs.

Scout Events

The Scout service commitment is an integral part of all the Potawatomi Area Council Scouting programs. We need adult volunteers to help plan, coordinate and execute our many community events and activities. Give as little or as much of your time as you can to benefit our kids and teens in our community. We need event and service coordinators, camping participants, day/summer camp participants, merit badge counselors and many other types of Scout event volunteers.

Community and Unit Opportunities

In Units, there are many opportunities to give back to the communities by providing service in needed areas. This could come in examples like donating food to local food pantries, property event clean ups, or even helping seniors with raking or shoveling here in Wisconsin. Talking with your Chartered Organizations about volunteer work is a great way to start. Some highlighted opportunities that we provide here at the Potawatomi Area Council are:

  • Scouting for Food
  • Holiday Food Drive
  • Scout Garden
  • Adopt a Highway
  • Hope Center

Reporting of Community Service Hours

These buttons below are links to a PDF that is a step-by-step guide on how a unit can record service hours and the Journey to Excellence page with explanations, scorecards, FAQ’s and more.

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There are many different roles available for volunteers. Not only can you provide your skills for the benefit of the community, but you have an opportunity to gain new skills and experience. The Potawatomi Area Council offers adult training opportunities for our adult volunteers, including online courses and training videos.

Contact us today to learn more about our volunteer community!