We are looking for someone to join more than 100,000 volunteers and supporters who make a real difference to girls and young women
Purpose of the role
At the heart of guiding are the unit meetings that girls go along to. Unit meetings are usually weekly but can also meet fortnightly and monthly, which are ideal for volunteers who are unable to do a weekly commitment for a unit. Volunteering at unit meetings means getting messy, meeting new people and running activities that help girls discover their potential. You’ll volunteer directly with young people and can choose to work with girls in Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or Rangers. Weekly unit meetings are usually an hour to an hour and a half once a week in the evening, whilst fortnightly and monthly meetings are longer and usually on weekends.
These roles are perfect if you want to:
- Support girls on a regular basis and see them grow
- Get stuck into adventurous (and often messy!) activities
- Have a rewarding role where you’ll develop great relationships with girls and volunteers
Lots of new volunteers start out as a helper at unit meetings. You’ll work alongside other volunteers to give girls fun, friendship, challenge and adventure. There’s no responsibility for planning in this role but you’ll be the extra pair of hands needed to make unit meetings happen.
Unit occasional helper
Can’t commit on a weekly basis? Then help at a unit from time to time or on a temporary basis. A great way to volunteer around everything else you have going on.
Be an inspiring role model to girls and young women – and have a lot of fun in the process. As unit leader, you’ll run the unit, lead a team of volunteers, and plan and deliver a programme of awesome activities. If you’d like to become a leader, you’ll be supported to complete our Leadership qualification. You’ll have training on everything from planning your programme to child safety.
Have plenty of fun as an assistant leader while giving essential support to your unit leader. You’ll help to plan and deliver meetings, events and activities.
Skills and Experience
You don’t need any prior experience – just a can-do attitude!
- Unit leader (a volunteer who manages the unit)
- District Commissioner (a volunteer who looks after all of our volunteers in your local area)
All roles are flexible and full training will be given