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If you would like to help us in Guiding, in any way, please call our Recruitment line on 01252 812368
These are some of the ways you could help...
Girlguiding UK has more than 65,000 female leaders, and we always welcome new recruits!
Every Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Senior Section unit has at least one qualified leader. The Unit Leader has overall responsibility for the unit. The Unit Leader is usually supported by Assistant Leaders.
Unit Leaders are given training both on the job and through training sessions. Initially they gain the Girlguiding UK Leadership Qualification and there are further opportunities available once qualified. They are supported by a mentor while training and there is a local support network.
Unit Leaders are women between the ages of 18 and 65. They can chose to lead:
Or support Senior Section units for young women aged 14 26 including:
To suit busier lives we are working towards flexible guiding, for example, units run by a small team, meeting on Saturdays or meeting once a fortnight.
Commissioners work with adults, supporting the leaders at a local level.
Units are grouped into Districts, Divisions, Counties and Countries or Regions. Most of these areas have a Commissioner who is responsible for the organisation and development of guiding in their area. Each Commissioner is supported by a team of people.
Helpers are vital to local guiding. For example, one additional adult helper for a Brownie unit can mean that up to 8 more girls can join.
Girlguiding UK has recommended ratios of adults to children, dependent on the age group, so it is vital that units have committed Unit Helpers.
If you can help on a regular basis, once a week or fortnight, you could become a Unit Helper, assisting the unit Leader.
Parent / Occasional Helper
Many units have a rota, where a group of parents, adult family members or other adult volunteers take it in turn to help at the unit meeting. Just once or twice a term, it's your chance to get stuck into a wide range of games and activities enjoyed by the girls.
Occasional Helper - Driver
Maybe you are qualified to drive a minibus. Help in transporting girls and / or equipment ensures that more activities can happen in different places from an evening at the swimming pool to a residential trip.
Occasional Helper - Maintenance
Handy with a hacksaw? Superb with a screwdriver? Many units own their own property, or share it with other voluntary organisations, and your skills could keep everything safe and accessible for guiding activities.
Occasional Helper - Depot assistant
Local depots are essential to guiding it's the way in which units purchase uniforms, badges and activity materials. You could compare it to running a catalogue, except everyone benefits because the profits are shared with the local guiding area!
Unit / District Administrator
Sometimes it's really useful to have a few adults on hand to help the Unit Leader. This could range from producing letters on a computer to researching booking details for a trip or photocopying activity sheets.
Administrators may also be involved in interesting projects within the unit or local area.
Some units may not need much secretarial support, but a District (a group of units) might. All Districts have a Commissioner and hold meetings, so a wide range of secretarial support is often welcome at this level.
Unit / District Treasurer
If you're happy working with figures, you could play a vital role in helping the Unit Leader or District with the accounts.
Unit / District Gift Aid Co-ordinator
If you don't mind completing a few forms and are happy with keeping data up to date, you could help to bring more money into the unit by helping to claim back Gift Aid.
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Last Updated 15/09/2007