We need more volunteers
More volunteers will mean more girls can enjoy the benefits of guiding.
With more helping hands, you'll be able to share out your responsibilities, and have more space to give girls the best of yourselves.
We also want to give more people the chance to work with girls, because we know how fantastic and rewarding it can be.
Right now, over 70,000 girls are waiting to join Girlguiding. It’s something we need to change – so in November we’ll be running our first ever national volunteer recruitment campaign to enlist new volunteers. And we need you, our current volunteers, to make it a real success.
Know Your Place: our national volunteer recruitment campaign
The campaign takes the age old expression that is meant to put women down and turns it into something that empowers all women. At Girlguiding, we know our place is in a movement of women empowering girls and girls empowering women – a place that makes a difference to hundreds of thousands of girls and young women, and where new volunteers can use their time and skills to change girls’ lives.
Share our campaign
We've now launched our national volunteer recruitment campaign - Know Your Place. Share our video, put up posters in your local area and use our flyers to get lots of new volunteers in your local area!
The training plan
Since March we've given you:
- Advice on working out who you need to get onto your team
- Tasks to set up your volunteer training plan
- Ideas to help you make the most of the national campaign by running a recruitment event or activity in your area
- New tools for giving your new volunteers a warm welcome
- If you're a Commissioner, advice on how to set up a taster session for new potential recruits
Keen to race ahead?
If you’re already feeling fit for recruitment and you want to get cracking, or you’d like to run your own recruitment campaign, you can use our recruitment campaign guide to get started straight away.
The recruitment campaign is just the beginning
This year, we’ll focus on increasing the number of volunteers we have, so that we can grow our existing units and start to open new units in areas where we don’t have a guiding presence. This is part of how we’re Being our best and will help to bring the benefits of guiding to more communities and more girls.
Spring and summer 2017 – we’ll issue lots of resources and advice to get you ready for the national campaign, as well as helping you retain the girls you have between summer and the new school year.
Autumn 2017 – launch of the national volunteer recruitment campaign, when you can expect new volunteers to join Girlguiding – you could even run your own recruitment campaign alongside the national campaign to encourage even more people to volunteer!
End of 2017 – we’ll focus on how we can retain the new volunteers you’ve gained as well as keep inspiring the existing ones you have.
There's a whole area of our website dedicated to growing our membership, full of tips and stories from volunteers like you who have had recruitment success.