Online youth group helpers (Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers) Scottish Borders

  • VO84165
  • Home-based volunteering


Girlguiding Berwickshire & Roxburghshire is pleased to be developing a new and completely virtual groups for girls aged 5-18. We hope that by creating virtual Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Ranger groups, we'll remove the barrier of transportation / distance and increase access to guiding for girls and young women in our rural and smaller communities.

We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in supporting these new virtual units on a regular or occasional basis. You will be supported by a local team of volunteers and provided with all the training and support needed to become a Girlguiding volunteer.

What is the purpose of this role?
To help give girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure! Occasional Helpers usually work with other volunteers to assist in delivering a high-quality programme to the girls and young women in the unit, while ensuring the safety of the unit members. Helpers assist in running units (groups) of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers on a regular or ad-hoc basis. You will be supported by at least one Unit Leader, Assistant Leaders, Young Leaders and other Unit Helpers and Occasional Helpers.

What will I do as a unit helper?
The responsibilities below will be shared among the Unit Leadership Team. As a helper you will work with others in the team to make the most of the skills and time you are able to give.

  • Provide a safe girl-only space where girls and young women can discover their full potential.
  • Provide support to members of the unit and the Unit Leadership Team.
  • Take an active role in creating and delivering an accessible and inclusive programme, based on the Girlguiding programme for your section.
  • Encourage and support the members of the unit in making decisions within the unit and the wider Girlguiding community.
  • Develop and maintain clear communications with the Unit Leader and other members of the
    Leadership Team.
  • Maintain clear communication with parents and carers.
  • Be willing to participate in any relevant ‘on-the-job’ training for the role.
  • Comply with current Girlguiding policies and regulations.

Helpers are key in supporting girls and young women to experience how great Girlguiding can be. While we can offer you support in your role we would expect you to possess the personal qualities outlined below.

  • An open and approachable manner.
  • Reliable and trustworthy.
  • Creative and enthusiastic.
  • Committed to ongoing personal development.
  • Fun-loving.
  • A sense of humour.
  • Enjoys working with young people.

Girlguiding welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds, ages, cultures, faiths and abilities. We are flexible, and volunteering can be arranged to fit around a busy lifestyle.

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

Flexible - we'll discuss your availability with you when you register.


Any adult aged 18 or over can be a Helper. You must be willing to become a member of Girlguiding. You will be required to provide 2 references and join the PVG Scheme (free for volunteers) as part of the joining process.
Travel details: This is an online role, however, you may be invited to attend face to face training or events in the Borders area once Coronavirus restrictions ease.
Minimum age: 18

Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.