In May 2010, Mosaic launched its annual volunteering campaign. The focus of the 2010 campaign was to encourage more people to become adult volunteers with the Scouts. At the end of this year’s campaign, we are pleased to report real success with significant numbers of our supporters getting involved with the Scouts Association and Muslim Scouts Fellowship.
The campaign was initiated to alleviate the growing list of children in the UK (currently around 32,000) wanting to join Scouts who are unable to do so due to the lack of leaders through the recruitment of adult volunteers.
Following the launch of Mosaic’s volunteer campaign, Scouts volunteering was showcased at a Mosaic networking event in 2010 held at the Royal Commonwealth Club, as well as numerous other Mosaic events around the country.
The campaign received significant media interest with interviews, articles and features on the BBC News, BBC Asian Network, The Independent, Sunrise Radio and various online news sources.
To date, the campaign has generated interest from over 200 people with more than 70 volunteers from across Mosaic’s regions going forward and registering their details with the scouts association.
Successfully exceeding targeted figures of volunteers, the campaign attracted significant interest from national and international volunteers, as well as several community groups wanting to set up entire Scout Groups in the UK.
Jonathan Freeman, National Operations Director of Mosaic, said: “We are extremely happy with these results as one of Mosaic core aims is to stimulate greater levels of volunteering.”
Following the success of the campaign, Mosaic continues to enjoy working together with the Scouts Association and actively promotes scout volunteering opportunities through its website, social networking mediums and Mosaic events.