As a unit helper you’ll give girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure! You’ll usually work with other volunteers to help run fantastic activities, whilst keeping our members safe.

Unit helpers assist the unit leadership team in running units (groups) of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers. You’ll be part of a leadership team that includes at least one unit leader, assistant leaders and possibly also young leaders and other unit helpers.

No two units are the same which means that all unit helpers do slightly different things. There is a lot of space to make this role your own.

Girl Guiding Staines District is made up of two Rainbow Units - Six Brownie Units – One Guide Unit - All meeting at various venues and days in Staines.

What skills do I need?

Some of what you’ll do:

Each unit leadership team divides responsibilities a little differently. Here are some of the activities that are part of being a unit helper:

 Help plan activities which are based on the Girlguiding programme and are accessible and inclusive. Often these activities are planned by the whole volunteer team and the girls at the beginning of each term

 Go to your unit meeting each week, and run the activities with the girls and other volunteers

 Safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do at Girlguiding, so you’ll help provide a safe girl-only space, where every girl and young woman can take part

 You’ll also uphold the Doing Our Best standards for your unit

 You’ll complete training for the role and follow Girlguiding policies

 If your unit goes on a camp or days out you’ll normally go along

 And you might go to district events and talk with volunteers outside your unit

What skills and attributes do you need?

Good listening and communication To help your unit leaders and other volunteers deliver great guiding for girls.

Attention to detail But there is a great team to support you.

Knowing when to ask for help But remember there is a network of other volunteers and commissioners to help you with any questions.

Willingness to learn Learning as you go to keep your skills fresh.

  • Children
  • Young People
  • Administration and Office
  • Youth Work


When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

Availability Details

We have units that meet on every weekday evening, so what ever evening you have free.

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