Girlguiding Helper

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At the heart of guiding are the unit meetings that girls go along to regularly. Volunteering at unit meetings means getting stuck in, meeting new people and running activities that help girls know they can do anything. You’ll volunteer directly with young people and can choose to work with girls of different age groups between 4 and 18 years in Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or Rangers. Unit meetings are usually once a week for around an hour plus prep time.

Lots of new volunteers start out as a helper at regular unit meetings. You’ll work alongside other volunteers to give girls fun, friendship, challenge and adventure. There's no responsibility for planning in this role but you'll be the extra pair of hands needed to make unit meetings happen. Register your interest to find out about unit helper roles near you

Organisation aims and objectives

Girlguiding Scotland is Scotland’s leading charity for girls and young women. Every year we empower 50,000 girls to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today. We’ve been doing this through adventure, friendship and fun for over 100 years. We inspire girls. We give them space to grow, and strive to ensure that each one of them can get involved – no matter what their background or ability. We have more than 12,000 amazing volunteers who, along with our fantastic supporters, make that happen. We’re dedicated to creating a better world for girls and young women. What we do makes a positive difference to the lives of all girls and young women across Scotland – not just our members.










Frequency and commitment details

Unit meetings are usually once a week for around an hour plus prep time. If you can't make a weekly commitment, you can still register your interest in supporting in other ways.


To keep our members safe, anyone over 18 who wants to volunteer for Girlguiding must complete the recruitment and vetting process relevant to the role they're applying for (including reference and disclosure checks.)
Experience required: You don't need to have been involved in guiding before or have loads of time to make a big difference. Whatever your skills and interests, whether it’s volunteering with girls directly or supporting behind the scenes, there’s a role to suit you.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers can claim reasonable expenses.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: If you plan to volunteer with girls, our local volunteers will be able to arrange a taster visit to a unit meeting (either where you hope to volunteer, or somewhere else). It's a great way to get an idea of how meetings are run, talk to other volunteers and pick up activity tips and ideas. It'll also give you a chance to get a feel for our different age groups before decided which one you'd like to volunteer with.
Training details: All Girlguiding volunteers are supported to complete our Safeguarding module - A Safe Space - via our online learning and development platform. The platform also contains lots of optional training modules to help you develop in your role and gain transferable skills.