Roles working with volunteers

Opportunities to work with other volunteers as you shape and improve local guiding

Support volunteers in your area to develop their skills and deliver great guiding.

Use your skills and expertise to improve the guiding experience for all our members.

These roles are suited to volunteers with previous experience of guiding.

County commissioner

Becoming a county commissioner is a fantastic opportunity to influence guiding in your area and create real change that improves opportunities for girls and young women. You'll be responsible for and accountable to the whole membership of the county. You’ll represent your county at region level and will be a really important part of helping to shape strategy and direction. You’ll see girls and volunteers develop their confidence and skills and giving members a voice. Plus, you’ll meet new people, challenge yourself and have fun.

Get the county commissioner role description.

Commissioner supporting commissioners

In this role, you’ll support other commissioners who directly support our units. It’s a fantastic opportunity to spot skills and support others to give something new a try. You’ll help take Girlguiding forward in your area, providing amazing opportunities for girls and young women and work with teams across your whole division. You’ll help girls and volunteers develop their confidence and skills and give members a voice. You’ll meet new people, challenge yourself and have fun with a team.

Get the commissioner supporting commissioners role description.

Commissioner supporting units

This role directly supports our units and is busy and important. You’ll support unit volunteers to provide amazing experiences for girls and young women. You’ll use your Girlguiding knowledge and experience to advise leaders and other volunteers on running their units to give young members the best opportunities. It’s a fantastic chance to spot skills and support others to give something new a try. You’ll get to know volunteers and girls across your area and help them develop their confidence and skills.

Get the commissioner supporting units role description.

Assistant commissioner

You'll be working side-by-side with your commissioner to lead change and to improve guiding in your area. This a chance to work with some fantastic people to provide opportunities to both girls and adults. You'll gain experience of how your guiding area runs and provide essential support to the county, district or division.

Get the assistant commissioner role description.


An adviser is a specialist in an aspect of the guiding programme or a specific activity. Your role will be to share information about your specialism with other guiding members. It's up to you to make sure that everyone who needs to know something knows it!

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As coordinator you'll be a designated point of contact for an element of the guiding programme, such as communications or an event. This role is perfect for someone who can make sure that what needs to get done gets done!

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Inclusion adviser

What a feel-good role! This is all about giving people great opportunities. As a local inclusion adviser you’ll help give more girls and volunteers access to development, challenge and adventure.

Get the inclusion adviser role description

Section adviser

As an expert on part of the Girlguiding programme, you'll answer queries on a particular section or activity. You'll also share your experience and knowledge with fellow volunteers.

Get the section adviser role description

Outdoor activities adviser

If you're passionate about getting girls outdoors, then we need you as an outdoor activities adviser. You'll support and train fellow volunteers in the practical and logistical ways they can give girls more opportunities for adventure.

Get the outdoor activities adviser role description

Country/region international adviser

Within a network of other advisers, you'll work together to promote international opportunities to leaders and young members, and highlight the benefits that our unique worldwide organisation offers.

Get the country/region international adviser role description

County international adviser

You'll support leaders in your county to offer exciting international opportunities to young members. As adviser, you'll provide practical support to members as they get involved in international guiding.

Get the county international adviser role description

Inspire county coordinator

Inspire county coordinators develop Girlguiding Inspire in their area, for members aged 18 to 30, making sure they feel supported, take part in opportunities and be empowered. You’ll work with your country and region coordinator and a network of county coordinators to shape and develop Girlguiding Inspire.

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Inspire country and region coordinator

An Inspire country and region coordinator supports Girlguiding volunteers to shape Girlguiding Inspire for young adult members. You’ll work with county coordinators to help make sure there’s on-the-ground support to empower young women aged between 18 and 30 as Girlguiding Inspire grows.

Get the Inspire country and region coordinator role description


You'll offer new volunteers a warm welcome to Girlguiding. You'll be a friendly face and answer any questions a new volunteer might have and provide ongoing, informal support and guidance as required.

Get the buddy role description

District/division/county helper

Give your time flexibly at district, division or county level when an extra pair of hands are needed, or share a skill or passion you have with young members. You don't need to commit to regular meetings.

Get the district/division/county helper role description