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 Jones

Tegan Jones

Lead Volunteer for Membership Communications and volunteer with a Guide unit

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.

Outside of guiding, I like football, softball and cycling.

Helen Osborne

Helen Osborne

County Chair of Marketing & Communications and Guide Leader

I am most interested in looking at how members' voices can be heard in planning for the future and ensuring their thoughts feed into projects at HQ.

In my spare time, I love a bit of karaoke.

Joanna Ward

Joanna Ward

Division Commissioner and Rainbow Leader

I am really interested in how we open up that two way conversation between Girlguiding and all our amazing members to ensure that guiding is the best it can be for all of us.

Outside of guiding I like riding my bike and singing in a local choir.

Sarah French

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

Holly Garbett

Brownie Leader and working on her Queens 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

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

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!

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.


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