Voice and action
Opportunities for women aged 18 to 30 to take action and be heard
Speak up, take action and make change happen
Whether you want to campaign on an issue that’s important to you, take action in your local community, get involved in decision-making at an organisational level, or support other girls and young women to make their voice heard, this is the pathway for you. Find out how you can make change happen while gaining new skills in the process.
What you can do
Spread the #PlasticPromise
Age: All ages
Passionate about fighting plastic pollution? Inspire your community to make their #PlasticPromise! Building on our first ever week of social action, you can encourage the people you know to take small, meaningful steps to reduce the harmful impacts of single-use plastics. This campaign has been shaped by the priorities of girls and young women, and we’re encouraging Girlguiding members of all ages to join them in spreading the word.
Age: Up to 25
Our Advocates are a group of 18 Girlguiding members aged 14 to 25 who lead the direction of Girlguiding's advocacy and research. They talk to MPs and other politicians, act as media spokespeople for Girlguiding and speak at many types of events. Advocates are recruited once a year in the Spring.
British Youth Council delegation
Age: up to 25
Deadline: 14th Feb 2019
Passionate about social change? Join Girlguiding’s British Youth Council delegation and get a unique introduction to political organising - with the chance to meet like-minded young people along the way.
Become an Action for Change member
Age: Up to 25
Action for Change is an opportunity to get the skills to make change in your own unique way, on the things you really care about. By joining Action for Change, you'll be part of an incredible nine month-long journey to run your very own social action project – gathering the skills, knowledge and confidence you need along the way.
Become an Action for Change Network Coach
Network Coaches play a key role in the Action for Change programme, supporting young members to turn ideas into action and make positive change to their communities and beyond.
Be a Girlguiding campaign supporter
Be part of making change happen by taking part in our social action and campaigns.
Roles in Girlguiding governance
Governance roles in Girlguiding give you the opportunity to shape and direct the future of Girlguiding as well as helping you build skills and knowledge around charity governance. You could apply to be a member of the national board, your country or region board or sit on a committee - these are great ways to get involved. Opportunities to stand for election or appointment open nearly every year, and are publicised through guiding magazine, member newsletters and on our website. Most appointments will go through your country or region.
Girlguiding is a chain of empowerment: we are here to empower you, so that you can empower the girls who are our future. Maya, 29, Girlguiding trustee
Lead volunteer roles
Lead volunteers work in partnership with our staff teams on key projects and events - helping us collborate with members on everything we do. Often experts in their area outside of guiding, lead volunteers also offer another layer of subject area knowledge and point of view.
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.
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