Toolkit for a warm welcome

Resources and films to help new volunteers settle in

Getting your new recruits off to a great start

There’s a lot to think about and prepare when welcoming a new volunteer to Girlguiding, but our toolkit of induction resources, based on what we’ve learned through our Improving Access to Guiding project, can help make the process simpler.

Some countries and regions already have their own versions of some of these documents – so you could use some of the resources below to add to your volunteers’ warm welcome.

You can order all of these resources (apart from the induction booklet) from our online shop

Fun films for a warm welcome

It’s great to be able to show new volunteers what guiding’s all about – and what better way to hear from people who are already volunteering for us! This video showcases the huge variety of roles available and the many ways volunteers can get involved – even if they don’t have much time. If you’d like a copy of this video to show at an event, get in touch with your country or region.

Our ‘Welcome to Girlguiding’ video, presented by girls, gives new volunteers the essential information they need to get started in Girlguiding. Get in touch with your country or region if you need a downloadable file to show at an event.

Thanking our volunteers from day one is so important if we want them to feel valued and to stay with us. You can use this video with all volunteers, new and old, to show how much we appreciate all their efforts.