Beyond the UK

Go global with one of our overseas opportunities for women aged 18 to 30

Pack your bag and get ready to roam

As a member of Girlguiding, you’re also part of the largest women’s organisation in the world – the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

This means that as well as adventure, challenge and personal development in the UK, our offer for young women also includes opportunities to travel overseas. And take part in guiding activities with women from across the world.      

What you can do 

Current opportunities

European Jamboree 2020 team

Age: 18+ on 27 July 2020

Grow your events skills and experience in the International Service Team at European Jamboree 2020, 25 July to 8 Aug 2020. We’re looking for the best representatives of Girlguiding to fly the flag for us and help keep the jamboree running. Without you, there isn’t a jamboree.

Apply to join the European Jamboree team

Travel adventures just for young women

Age: 18-30

Be one of the first to take on our brand new international adventure for guiding members aged 18 to 30. You could be trekking the lush landscape of Cambodia or making a difference with a beach clean in Morocco. You’ll see the world, push yourself and make friends you'll want to keep in touch with when you get back home.

Book and Go to Cambodia or Morocco

Regular opportunities

GOLD (Guiding Overseas linked with Development)

Age: 18+

Apply for this incredible opportunity to see the international world of guiding in action. Work with members of guiding in another country and make friends and memories for life.

Find out how you can go on GOLD

Represent Girlguiding at an international level

Age: 18+

A great way to represent Girlguiding on an international level is to get involved with WAGGGS opportunities - from attending the Helen Storrow and Juliette Low seminars on developing leadership skills, to joining a delegation to the UN.

Learn more about WAGGGS

Take part or volunteer at an international event overseas

Age: 18+

See the world while supporting young people to have an interntional adventure and meet guiding and scouting members from all over the world. Roles include communications and unit support for events such as Roverway, Moot and Jamboree.

Find out about international events overseas

Volunteer at an international event in the UK

Age: 18+

Be part of a service team at an international event, camp or jamboree in the UK. Your role could be running activities, working in medical centres, catering or something else.

Check out the latest international events in the UK in our opportunity finder

Volunteer with WAGGGS

Age: 18+

The WAGGGS volunteer resource pool gathers together exciting volunteer opportunities for WAGGGS members. Members of the pool are given the chance to apply for a variety of opportunities such as translation or workshop facilitation.

Join the WAGGGS resource pool 

Choose your own adventure

Go abroad with your guiding friends

Age: 18+

Whether you organise a trip yourselves or book onto a country or region trip overseas, this is a great way to see the world with guiding! Why not see if you can join up with a local guiding group while you’re there?

Need some travel inspiration? Read Mary’s story of her trips and travel to Ghana to give you some ideas

Experience global guiding at a World Centre

Age: 18+

WAGGGS' World Centres stretch from London and Switzerland to Mexico, India and Africa. Whether you attend an event, volunteer at a centre, or just want to visit, time at any of the World Centres is an unforgettable international guiding experience.

Visit a World Centre

Bring the global, local

Age: 18+

Bring an international flavour to your local meetups with WAGGGS resources like voices against violence or #teamgirl, which celebrates International Day of the Girl. 

Take a look at WAGGGS resources

Tell us what you think

This is part of our new offer by young women, for young women and we need your feedback and suggestions. We'll continue to expand the opportunities over time. So get in touch to tell us what you'd like to see added.