Ways of volunteering

Whether you’re new to guiding or have been involved before, we offer a huge range of rewarding and fun opportunities

There are a myriad of ways you can get involved

There's so much more to guiding than the weekly unit meetings - so whatever your skills, commitments and interests you'll be able to get involved in a way that's perfect for you.

You don't need to have been involved in guiding before or have loads of spare time to get involved and make a big difference.

Volunteering with our groups

By volunteering at unit meetings you'll run exciting activities, games, projects and events that give girls the chance to discover their potential, learn about the world around them and earn badges and awards. You can choose to work with girls in Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or Rangers.

If you'd like to become a leader of a guiding group, you'll be supported to complete our Leadership qualification, with training on everything from planning your programme to child safety.

These roles are perfect for you if you:

  • want to join or start a unit
  • can support girls on a weekly basis - giving you the opportunity to see them grow and develop
  • are happy to get stuck in - you'll be helping girls with a range of exciting, adventurous and often messy activities
  • seek a highly rewarding role where you'll develop great relationships with your team and your girls.

Roles include: unit leader, assistant leader, unit helper. Find out more about these roles.

Taking on a supporting role

If you aren’t able to volunteer on a regular basis, you can still make an impact in a supporting role. No commitment is too small - every role is vital to running our charity.

These roles are perfect for you if you are:

  • not able to give time every week
  • want to help out casually
  • keen to share a specialist skill such as photography or managing a shop.

Roles include: secretary, treasurer, photographer, volunteer shop manager. Find out more about these roles.

Making guiding happen - specialist roles

If you're already involved in guiding and keen to progress - or if you'd like to get involved at a national or regional level - we have specialist volunteer roles to take you further on your guiding journey.

Specialist roles are perfect for you if you are:

  • keen to help coordinate guiding across the country
  • interested in taking on a structured role that reflects your skills in a specialist area
  • interested in supporting and managing other volunteers by becoming a local commissioner or mentor.

Roles include: trainer coordinator, outdoor activities adviser, communications and PR adviser. Find out more about being a trainer or mentor, or find out more about PR and communications roles.

Volunteer and make a difference

Work with young people, gain voluntary experience and develop skills from first aid to fundraising. It’s time to get involved with Girlguiding

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