Credit: ESOCOrienteering needs volunteers like you to help map areas, plan and set up courses, organise and promote events, and generally keep members and participants happy! As such, there are plenty of ways to volunteer outdoors or indoors if you can give a bit of your time.

Roles you can get involved with

If you’re interested in volunteering with your local club, click here for a list of roles with full descriptions and then speak to your local club in the first instance. The SOA provides a number of courses for people wishing to be more involved at club level.

If there’s anything else you feel you could contribute, do let us know!

If you’re keen to be more involved in events, please see our training courses for event officials and do contact us with any queries.

Volunteers’ Weekend

Orienteering in Scotland happens thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who spend thousands of hours every year to make things happen.

Weekends have been held at Glenmore Lodge in the Highlands and usually include a variety of outdoor activities, sessions to share skills and expertise, talks and workshops by visiting speakers, social activities, and of course orienteering.

It’s an enjoyable, relaxed time to get to know people, increase your knowledge, and have a great time in the outdoors. There are many useful guides available in our Resources library which may inspire you.