Organisation

GirlGuiding UK

Almond Brook Road

Wigan

WN6 0TB

 

Role and Opportunity Details 

Girlguiding Leaders at the heart of guiding are the unit meetings that girls go along to each week.   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.  Unit meetings are usually an hour once a week.

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.

Roles available include:

Unit helper

Lots of new volunteers start out as a helper at a weekly unit meeting. 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.  Register your interest to find out about unit helper roles near you.

Unit leader

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.  Register your interest to find out about unit leader roles near you.

Assistant leader

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.  Register your interest to find out about assistant leader roles near you.

 

Specific Skills Required

Passion for supporting children and young people.

Creativity.

Organisation.

Inspirational role model.

 

Benefits of Volunteering with this organisation

What volunteering is all about
Volunteering with us isn’t just about campfires and helping girls to get their next badge – although those are special moments that we all share. It’s about empowering girls and giving them new experiences. It’s being a role model and helping girls to realise their full potential.  It’s sharing and developing your skills.

Do something for you and your community
Meet new friends living near you
Take a refreshing break from your everyday routine
Share a skill or specialism
Make a difference to the lives of girls in your community
Spend time laughing, playing and being inspired by incredible girls and young women
Build skills for life
Working with young people and other volunteers helps develop valuable, transferable skills like event planning, time management, leadership skills and budgeting.

You choose the volunteer role that matches your skills and time. Then we’ll help you build skills with training opportunities suited to your role that make your CV stand out. Take our Leadership qualification, become a trained first aider or get qualified for outdoor activities such as climbing and kayaking.

Be an inspiration for girls
Your professional and personal experience, a specific skill or simply your enthusiasm – you have so much to share with girls and young women in guiding.  Whether you’ve been involved in guiding before or you are completely new to us, you’ll feel proud to watch girls grow through guiding.

 

Level of commitment required 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

 

Date(s) / Time(s) Required

Various opportunities available but specific need for Tuesday Evening 6pm – 7:30pm

 

Volunteer Opportunity Number

VO10167 (please make a note of this ‘VO’ number if applying for this role).