Girlguiding Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC005548

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.

Current opportunities

We are looking for volunteer leaders to help run meetings, events and activities for girls who are members of either the Rainbows (age 5-7), Brownies (age 7-10), Guides (age 10-14) or Rangers (age 14-18). Our volunteers are energetic, enthusiastic and willing to try new activities. This role would suit someone who has, or would like to gain, experience of volunteering with young people while developing their event-planning and organisational skills. Not had a leadership role before? No experience of Girlguiding or youth work? Don’t worry! We'll match your skills, interest and availability to the needs of our groups in your area and provide you with tailored training and support. You'll have the chance to take part in free training on topics such as first aid and leadership as well as gaining many transferable skills. By supporting Girlguiding Scotland you will make a real difference to the lives of girls and young women in your area while having great fun. Want to find out more? Visit the Girlguiding Scotland website ( for more info about the different volunteering opportunities we offer. To find out what's available in your area, complete our online registration form and we'll put you in contact with a local volunteer who will be able to answer any questions you may have and tell you more about our recruitment process.

Girlguiding are looking for unit helpers to join Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers across all areas of Scotland. The purpose of the role is to give girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure. As a unit helper you will support leaders to deliver Girlguiding programme activities with the girls during their meetings. Some of these tasks might include: • Supporting a safe girl-only space where girls can discover their full potential. • Supporting the delivery of an accessible and inclusive programme as set out by Girlguiding. • Completing relevant training for the role to develop your skills. • Complying with Girlguiding policies and regulations. About Girlguiding Being a member of Girlguiding is all about having the space to try new things through a programme of age-appropriate activities, trips and adventures - both in their unit meetings and at special events. Rainbows is for all girls aged five to seven, Brownies is ages seven to ten, Guides is ten to fourteen and Rangers is fourteen to eighteen. Girls are supported by a group of trained, inspirational leaders to explore, challenge themselves and have fun.