What is the role?
Who are they?
What can I gain?
When can I volunteer?
There are so many roles in Girlguiding – you can choose what’s right for you!
Girlguiding UK have a page on their website which explains the different roles and what you can expect from them! - https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/making-guiding-happen/volunteer-roles-in-guiding/roles-working-with-girls/
In Ayrshire South we are looking for volunteers who would like to explore all levels of roles, but especially Unit Assistant leaders and leaders!
We are also looking for a few members to join our Comms team to assist with marketing and building our new website.
Safety is always our priority in Guiding, and we have followed strict guidance throughout the pandemic. We continue to adhere to Scottish Government and Girlguiding Scotland Covid-19 regulations and each unit has had to fill out an extensive risk assessment, signed off at County level, before returning to face to face meetings. For more information about what we are doing to keep safe, see here: https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/making-guiding-happen/coronavirus-keeping-safe/
If you’re someone with a sense of adventure looking for a rewarding challenge, volunteering with Girlguiding Scotland could be for you.
From camps to international travel and outdoor activities, have great fun and help girls build their confidence and try something new at the same time – what could be better?
We’re the leading charity for girls and young women in Scotland, supporting 45,000 young members and 11,500 amazing volunteers.
Girlguiding helps members discover their full potential by having fun and enjoying new adventures. There are four sections that girls can join and we’re working on our new offer for young women aged 18-30 so watch this space!
Rainbows – aged 4 -7
Brownies – aged 7-10
Guides – aged 10-14
Rangers – aged 14-18
Volunteering with Girlguiding Scotland is about more than just giving something back to your local community. Whether it’s for a few hours a year or every week, people who volunteer with us feel rewarded in lots of different ways.
Whether you want to develop skills to support your career and boost your CV or you’re simply passionate about helping girls fulfil their potential, by volunteering with us you’ll work closely with girls and young women, offering them support and guidance at crucial stages in their lives.
There are countless awards and Qualifications you can work towards in Guiding, while helping girls to achieve awards themselves!
Your role with Girlguiding can show potential employers that there’s more to you than your qualifications. It can help you demonstrate project or event management experience, leadership skills or useful transferable skills such as public speaking.
And, of course, working with young people and seeing them thrive will bring you a huge sense of achievement – and give you the chance to join in with the fun too!
Not only is volunteering really rewarding, it can even reduce stress and improve your mood! Make new friends for life and help girls near you discover their potential – sign up to join us today.
Venues across Ayrshire South
To volunteer with Girlguiding – all you need is passion!
With guiding you’re never alone – there are thousands of people supporting you along the way. No matter what guiding role you take on, whether you choose to be a leader, help with unit administration, or do a supporting role, all of Girlguiding Scotland’s volunteers get full support.
As a volunteer you’ll get the training and resources to help develop new and existing skills. Whether it’s attending a weekend training event, chatting to the leaders in your area or receiving our regular email newsletter packed full of helpful tips and latest news, support will always be at hand.
And being a part of guiding allows you to put your talents to good use, develop your confidence and meet new people, and of course, have fun. Plus there are incredible chances to travel, go camping and try things you never thought you would!
As well as helping girls have fun and learn, you’ll boost your own abilities and confidence as simply being involved in guiding will enhance skills such as leadership, budgeting, organisation, communicating and more.
To volunteer with Girlguiding you sign up via our website and you will be linked in with local units - https://www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk/become-a-volunteer/
You will also be asked to have an update to your PVG to volunteer with our young members.