Children and Youth Leaders (Girlguiding)

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By volunteering with us, you can help girls build their confidence, have adventures, learn new skills and have loads of fun - no matter your experience, your background or how much time you have spare.  During Covid Girlguiding has moved the adventure online - this hasn't stopped us from cooking, campaigning, crafting and even camping.  We are looking for women to lead and assist with these virtual meetings, and then to carry on the fun once we can again meet face-to-face. Over the summer groups will be offering face-to-face (outdoor) meetings or continuing virtual meetings depending on circumstances.

  • Volunteering with Girlguiding means getting messy, meeting new people and running activities that help girls discover their potential and build their confidence. It's about empowering girls and giving them new experiences. It's being a role model and sharing and developing your skills.     

  • As part of a leader team you will have plenty of fun while giving essential support to your unit leader. You'll help to plan and deliver meetings, events and activities.

  • Leaders are women between the ages of 18-64 who assist in running Rainbows (aged 5-7), Brownies (aged 7-10), Guides (aged 10-14) or Rangers (14-18).  Each leader usually helps with one age group only. 

  • There are learning and development opportunities both during meetings and through training sessions. Volunteers are supported by a Mentor while working towards their leadership qualification. 

    Responsibilities include:

  • Complete the Girlguiding UK leadership qualification.
  • Help to run regular unit meetings with a balanced and varied programme of activities, both online and face-to-face.
  • Provide a safe environment for young members and leaders.
  • Attend meetings at a local level.
  • Have fun. 

What skills do I need?

  • Enjoy working with young people, be a team player with good communication skills and be friendly and fun loving.
  • Be confident communicating online
  • Be willing to join in face-to-face meetings and able to communicate well with young people.
  • Full training will be given for any other skills required.
  • Females only, minimum age required 18+.
  • Open and approachable manner.
  • Reliable and trustworthy.
  • Creative and enthusiastic.    

Posted for
Girlguiding Surrey East

Quick Enquiry


  • Children
  • Employment, Education and Training
  • Young People


  • Creativity
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching
  • Youth Work


  • Accessibility
    All halls are required by law to have disabled access.
  • Age restrictions
    Female aged over 18.
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Transport and stationery.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Someone on call, team meetings and supervision.
  • Training provided
    The candidate's mentor will identify the training required and those that will also be useful. There are specific training for the section chosen and also first aid and safe from harm.
  • Volunteer induction
    All Assistant Leaders will be allocated a mentor and will complete a leadership qualification which is a competence-based approach enabling her to gain a good understanding of Girl Guiding.
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 23/03/2021

End Date: 27/03/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

Availability Details

Times are flexible to suit the availability of the volunteer. Unit meetings run for about an hour online in the evenings between 4 - 9pm, depending on the age of the girls. You may also be asked to help at special events and attended training in addition to regular sessions.

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