Leaders

Girlguiding UK isn’t just for girls!

More than 80,000 amazing volunteers contribute over ten million hours to guiding every year. In return, we offer training and the opportunity to develop new skills.

Many volunteers give their time as Leaders or Assistant Leaders working directly with girls and young women to run Rainbow, Brownie, Guide or Senior Section units. Being a Leader is fun! It’s very rewarding to see young people take pleasure in events that you have organised, help girls and young women try out activities that they haven’t tried before, and watch them grow in confidence and ability as time goes on.

Guiding also allows you to gain useful experience that you can use at work or put on your CV. As a Leader you might get involved in marketing, recruiting volunteers, raising funds, handling budgets and managing large-scale events. You could develop all sorts of skills including excellent organisational and communication skills as well as the ability to work as part of a team or on your own initiative.

Adult Leaders take Girlguiding UK’s Leadership Qualification and are offered all sorts of other training opportunities at a local and national level. Don’t worry about being dropped in at the deep end, you will be allocated a mentor to help you throughout the qualification (and beyond)!

Other volunteers support Girlguiding by helping out at meetings on a regular basis, taking on administrative responsibilities, or help out with driving or maintenance on an occasional basis.

To apply to join today, please call us on Freephone 0800 1 69 59 01 or find out more about volunteering and register online by clicking here.

If you would like to talk to a member of the Girlguiding Gwent team please use our contact form here.