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Volunteering opportunity

Volunteer Treasurer Position - Thorrington Scout Camp

Position: Volunteer Treasurer

Location: Thorrington Scout Camp, Essex

Type: Voluntary, Part-Time

About Thorrington Scout Camp: Thorrington Scout Camp is a cherished facility that offers a wide range of outdoor activities and camping experiences for Scouts and community groups. We are seeking a dedicated and organized individual to join our team as a Volunteer Treasurer. This role is crucial for the smooth financial operation of our camp, ensuring we continue to provide a valuable service to our community.

Key Responsibilities:

Daily Tasks:

  • Access and manage the online banking system.

  • Update Online Scout Manager (OSM) with received funds.

  • Record all received monies in the bookkeeping system (currently using Quicken).

  • Arrange and record payments for invoices and expenses via online banking.

Weekly/Fortnightly Tasks:

  • Collect analysis sheets and funds from the onsite safe.

  • Verify the warden’s analysis sheets and count monies to be banked.

  • Prepare and record bank paying-in slips.

  • Deposit all receipts at NatWest.

  • Monitor and chase any outstanding fees on OSM.

Monthly Tasks:

  • Prepare a financial report for Committee meetings.

  • Attend monthly meetings and provide advice on expenditures.

Annual Tasks:

  • January: Prepare the annual budget for the February meeting and variance reports throughout the year.

  • March: Review and agree on annual insurance documentation.

  • April: Prepare the annual income and expenditure report for external examination and AGM presentation.

  • September: Collect data for the annual fee review and present proposed fees for the upcoming financial year.

Various Tasks:

  • Negotiate and agree contracts for utility services (Electricity, Gas, Water, Sewerage, Telecoms, Cleaning).

Ad Hoc Tasks:

  • Replenish shop stock as needed.

  • Provide advice on fee queries.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Experience in bookkeeping and financial management.

  • Familiarity with online banking systems and bookkeeping software (experience with Quicken is a plus).

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to attend monthly committee meetings and annual events as needed.

  • Good communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with committee members and volunteers.

  • Passion for supporting Scouting and the local community.


  • Opportunity to contribute to a meaningful cause and support the Scouting community.

  • Gain experience in financial management and non-profit operations.

  • Flexible volunteer hours to fit around your schedule.

How to Apply: If you are interested in this rewarding volunteer opportunity, please email outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in volunteering with Thorrington Scout Camp.

Join us in making a difference in the lives of young people and supporting the continued success of Thorrington Scout Camp!


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