4 reasons why it's great to volunteer

Watch our volunteers share why they’re glad to be part of guiding

Helen, Girlguiding digital team
11 October 2018

Everything we do for girls – all the badges, trips away, adventures and activities – wouldn’t be possible without all the amazing women and men who volunteer their time to make guiding happen.

And it’s not just the girls who benefit from being a part of Girlguiding. Our volunteers tell us that helping out is hugely rewarding. They try new things, have a tonne of fun and really make a difference in the lives of girls and young women.

But don’t take our word for it!

We asked our volunteers what motivates them to give time to guiding. Hear from Lucy, Jo, Joanne B, Julietta, Joanne R and Nicola as they share their top 4 reasons why guiding is a great place to volunteer.

And if you like what you hear, find out more about volunteering with us here.

1. These girls can!

From Rainbows to Rangers, the girls and young women in guiding are all amazing. As a volunteer, you just need to be yourself to be their role model, their cheerleader and their coach as they learn, grow and develop.

2. It’s just so much fun

If you need a break from the 9 to 5, there’s nothing like spending time camping, creating and laughing with our members to bring a smile to your face.

3. Guiding fits around your life

Volunteering with us is fully flexible – you decide how much time you give. Whether you can help weekly, monthly or just for special events, there’s loads of different ways to get involved.

4.  Find fantastic friends

The adults in guiding are just as incredible as the girls! Share once-in-a-lifetime experiences, make memories and meet people, not only in your local community but around the world.