Unit Leaders & assistant Leaders across the Isle of Wight

Be an inspiration for girls and young women. Help girls to realise their full potential and share some unforgettable moments along the way.

There are vacancies available across the Island.

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. Register your interest to find out about opportunities near you.

Becoming a role model doesn't need a full-time commitment – we need volunteers in all sorts of roles. So, if you want to help behind the scenes, at special events or get involved every week, there’s loads of ways to inspire girls with Girlguiding.

Under 18? You can volunteer with us from age 13 upwards – join today as a young leader, for your DofE as a young external volunteer or a peer educator. All great ways to be a force for good!

Volunteer with girls at unit meetings

At the heart of guiding are the unit meetings that girls go along to each week. Volunteering at unit meetings means getting messy, meeting new people and running activities that help girls discover their potential. You’ll volunteer directly with young people and can choose to work with girls in Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or Rangers. Unit meetings are usually an hour once a week.

These roles are perfect if you want to:

  • Support girls on a regular basis and see them grow
  • Get stuck into adventurous (and often messy!) activities
  • Have a rewarding role where you'll develop great relationships with girls and volunteers

Roles available include:Unit helper

Lots of new volunteers start out as a helper at a weekly unit meeting. 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" target="_blank" title="https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/register-your-interest/">Register">https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/register-your-interest/">Register your interest to find out about unit helper roles near you

Unit leader

Be an inspiring role model to girls and young women – and have a lot of fun in the process. As unit leader, you'll run the unit, lead a team of volunteers, and plan and deliver a programme of awesome activities. If you'd like to become a leader, you'll be supported to complete our Leadership qualification. You'll have training on everything from planning your programme to child safety. Register" target="_blank" title="https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/register-your-interest/">Register">https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/register-your-interest/">Register your interest to find out about unit leader roles near you

Assistant leader

Have plenty of fun as an assistant leader while giving essential support to your unit leader. You'll help to plan and deliver meetings, events and activities. Register" target="_blank" title="https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/register-your-interest/">Register">https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/register-your-interest/">Register your interest to find out about assistant leader roles near you

Taking on a supporting role

If you aren’t able to volunteer on a regular basis, you can still make an impact in a supporting role. No commitment is too small – every role is vital to running our charity.

These roles are perfect for you if you are:

  • Not able to give time every week
  • Want to help out casually
  • Keen to share a specialist skill such as photography or managing a shop

Roles include: administrator, photographer, volunteer shop manager. Find" target="_blank" title="https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/making-guiding-happen/volunteer-roles-in-guiding/admin-support-roles/">Find">https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/making-guiding-happen/volunteer-roles-in-guiding/admin-support-roles/">Find out more about supporting roles.

Specialist roles

If you're already involved in guiding and keen to progress - or if you'd like to get involved at a national or regional level - we have specialist volunteer roles to take you further. Roles include trainer coordinator, outdoor activities adviser, admin support, communications and PR adviser. Find" target="_blank" title="https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/making-guiding-happen/volunteer-roles-in-guiding/">Find">https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/making-guiding-happen/volunteer-roles-in-guiding/">Find out about the different roles you can do once you’re a guiding member.

Skills

Enjoying working with girls aged 5-14 and being able to support them with activities.

See Girlguiding website for full details: www,girlguiding.org.uk

Full training and support will be given.


Details

  • Diversity and equal opportunities policy
  • Accessibility
  • Child Protection
    On going training in child protection. (Safeguarding)
  • Complaints Policy
  • Confidentially Policy
  • DBS check required
  • Ex Offenders
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Some reimbursed.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
    If over 18.
  • Suitable for Supported Volunteering
  • Suitable for Under 16's
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
    Full training given and qualification needed before full responsibility.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 07/01/2019

End Date: 28/02/2023

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