Girlguiding isn't just for girls. In total, we have around 100,000 adult volunteers and supporters.
More than 80,000 amazing volunteers contribute over ten million hours to guiding every year. In return, we offer training and the opportunity to develop new skills.
There are many volunteer roles in guiding. Many volunteers give their time as Leaders or Assistant Leaders for guiding units and get to see girls enjoying events and activities that they have organised. Other volunteers take on administrative responsibilities, or help out with driving or maintenance on an occasional basis.
Unit Leaders and Assistant Leaders
Every Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Senior Section unit has at least one Leader, who has completed the Girlguiding Leadership Qualification. Leaders have overall responsibility for the unit, although this is often shared between a team. Leaders and Assistant Leaders work with the girls to plan activities and to ensure that finances and records are kept up to date.
Unit Helpers and Occasional Helpers
Helpers are vital in enabling the unit to keep running. They help out either on a rota system, or just whenever they can, providing the Leaders with an extra pair of hands. Volunteers have the flexibility and freedom to give whatever time they’re able to.
As Leader, Assistant Leader or Unit Helper, you can volunteer to work with:
Rainbows aged five to seven
Brownies aged seven to ten
Guides aged 10 to 14
The Senior Section aged 14 to 26
If you want to be part of Girlguiding but don’t have the time to commit regularly, there are plenty of important jobs that can be done in your own time and from your own home that really make a difference. You could:
• help with the accounts or admin
• be the driver for an adventure away day
• get involved at a Girlguiding volunteer shop
• lend a hand with fundraising for a group trip
• help out with DIY at a meeting place
• take part in a one-off session with your local unit, teaching the girls skills (anything from Judo to gardening) to help them acquire a badge.
To find out about our volunteering opportunities, simply register your interest with us and we can arrange for you to have a chat with a volunteer in your area and see what suits you.