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.
Our volunteering opportunities can fit around your skills, commitments and interests. You don't need to have been involved in guiding before to make a big difference and find a role that's perfect for you.
Volunteering with guiding groups
Whether leading a unit, or helping out more casually, you'll run activities, games, projects and events that give girls the opportunity to discover their potential and the world around them.
If you'd like to lead 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.
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
- only able to help out casually
- keen to share a specialist skill such as photography, administration or managing a shop.
Roles include: secretary, treasurer, photographer, volunteer shop manager.
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.