Episode 3 of Volunteer Stories sees Conny talk about her experience volunteering as a Scout Leader for 6 years in Vienna, Austria. During the interview Conny and I discuss the types of activities Scouts do, what skills you gain from being a Scout, what the best camp-fire food is, and Conny’s favourite Scouting memories.

I was delighted to interview Conny as Scouts and Girl Guides are two volunteer organisations close to my heart. Thanks to both organisations I have travelled to many countries, made lots of friends, tried lots of exciting activities and gained valuable life skills. I am eternally indebted to the volunteers who help these organisations operate and am pleased to be able to share Conny’s story.


Episode 3 also features music by musicians who have been Scouts or Girl Guides including Dave Clarke who is in a band called The Winterbourne Project and Emily Grimes who is in a band called Concept.

More Episodes

Episode 1: Georgina and the environment
Episode 2: Oliver and European Voluntary Service in Wales
Episode 3: Connie and Scouting in Vienna
Episode 4: Kiryl, Winnie and Damir and European Voluntary Service in Austria
Episode 5: Funto and International Citizen Service in Nigeria
Episode 6: Volunteering with animals in the UK and New Zealand
Episode 7: Refugees in St. Pölten, Austria
Episode 8: St. Pölten Skate Association in Austria
Episode 9: Arun and European Voluntary Service in Austria
Episode 10: Volunteering for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics
Episode 11: Calum, sports, jam making and International Citizen Service in Zimbabwe
Episode 12: Volunteering at a Library and university Social Work placements

Get involved

If you would like to share your volunteering story on Volunteer Stories email office@cr944.at. Interviews are recorded using Skype.