Volunteer Communications Panel
In order to ensure all our communications truly deliver what our members want and need, we’ve formed a Volunteer Communications Panel
The Volunteer Communications Panel is working to improve Girlguiding’s member communications
We want clear, concise, planned conversations, that are heard and acted on, and are useful and motivating for everyone - Membership Communications Task and Finish Group
In 2015 we carried out a review of all our membership communications, and looked at what we sent out nationally to all our members. We’ve already made some changes – including a new look, all-section e-newsletter and a revamped guiding magazine.
The Volunteer Communications Panel is a group of volunteers who provide ongoing feedback on our membership communications, contributing ideas, views from local guiding, and their own volunteering expertise.
Chaired by the Lead Volunteer for Membership Communications, the Panel held its first meeting in January 2017.
Meet some of the Volunteer Communications Panel
Tegan Narain Lead Volunteer for Membership Communications and Guide unit leader
Working in third sector communications, I was keen to use my skills to support Girlguiding's Member Comms. I loved being part of the launch of the new magazine and e-newsletters. It's been great to find out what members want and develop some fantastic communication channels alongside other volunteers and the HQ staff team.
Outside of guiding, I enjoy softball and cycling.
Joanna Ward Division Commissioner and Rainbow leader and mentor
I believe passionately that good communication could solve all the world’s problems and wants to ensure that Girlguiding is the best it can be for all involved. When I’m not guiding I work as a Transport Planner encouraging people to cycle and walk more.
I love paddle boarding, singing in a choir and doing yoga in strange places!
Sarah French Deputy region Chief Commissioner and Guide leader
I am really keen for local volunteers to receive Girlguiding's information in its best form, knowing that the volunteers are all doing it for the girls.
I am a secondary school Teaching Assistant supporting the maths department.
Holly Garbett Brownie leader and working on her Queen's Guide Award
I am particularly interested in enhancing communications between young adult members and Girlguiding, ensuring that we feel supported and acknowledged.
Outside of guiding, I am training to be a coastal flood engineer and particularly love reading and iced tea!
Hanna Maurice Young leader at a Rainbow and Brownie unit and peer educator
I am the representative for the Youth Editors Panel. I want to make communications with younger members stronger, so they each feel supported and get the most out of an amazing guiding experience.
I also love travelling and playing sports. I take my roller skates on my adventures.
Charlotte Armstrong Leader at a Senior Section unit
I want to help make sure everyone has the information they need to do their role so that our girls have the best experience of guiding possible. I’m also the representative for the Readership Panel.
Sewing, running, cycling and baking - I love it all!
Suzanne Young Guide leader, training advisor and trainee trainer
Coming later in life to guiding I am keen to make sure all members voices are heard, regardless of age and experience. I am looking forward to my first guiding international trip later this summer. Outside of Guides I am a professional project manager and I am keen to bring my organisational, change and communications skills to the panel.
Other interests include sewing, baking, reading and gardening.
Sarah Hunter Brownie leader and divisional PR adviser
I’m happy to be part of the panel so I can wear my two hats – as a communications professional and a volunteer – to help Girlguiding shape its national communications.
Outside guiding, I work as an editor and love hanging out with my children, running and reading (not at the same time).
Rosalind Morcombe Girlguiding qualified trainer, Girlguiding Ulster 1st Response coordinator and district supporting leader
Having been a member of Girlguiding for many years, I am very aware that good communication is vital and it has to be two way ensuring we all understand what is needed to deliver good guiding. My roles give me the oppurtunity to listen to all the adults who give so much to guiding making us such a successful movement.
Guiding is a big part of my none working life alongside my family, horses, travel and line dancing.
Lowie Trevena Leader with Rainbows
I want to help Girlguiding continue to improve their communications and make our organisation as inclusive as possible.
When I'm not doing something in guiding, you can find me toasting marshmallows, creating art or getting involved in the local community.
Got a suggestion for us?
Would you like to suggest items for inclusion in Girlguiding’s communications channels? Then join the Readership Panel Facebook group – or Youth Editors Facebook group if you’re a member of The Senior Section. You can also help us develop volunteer and young member case studies to engage our members.