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Girlguiding St Pancras

What is Girlguiding?

Girlguiding UK is the largest organisation for girls and young women in the country, with around 600,000 members. Part of a worldwide movement, the organisation enables girls and young women to take an active and responsible role in society through its distinctive, stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities delivered by trained volunteers.

What does Girlguiding do?

Whatever the age group, the key aims of Guiding are personal development and achievement. Girls are encouraged through new adventures to develop confidence, self-respect, personal values, and to gain independence!

These skills are honed through unit meetings which take place on weekday evenings during term time, in addition to termly weekend day trips and annual camps/sleepovers. Our activities vary, so can be unit-based and involve craft, cooking, public speaking, sports, etc. or outdoors where we do anything from fencing to swimming to abseiling. All our activities emphasise giving the girls and young women we lead fun and adventure!

GirlGuiding UK, as part of a worldwide movement, enables girls and young women to fulfill their potential to take an active and responsible role in society through its distinctive, stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities delivered by trained volunteers.

As a Unit Helper you will assist the Guider in the running of the unit. You will work with small groups of young people, helping to provide a safe environment for the girls and others working in the unit. You will also help in the preparation of unit records and financial records.

Role Aim: 

GirlGuiding UK, as part of a worldwide movement, enables girls and young women to fulfill their potential to take an active and responsible role in society through its distinctive, stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities delivered by trained volunteers.

As a Unit Helper you will assist the Guider in the running of the unit. You will work with small groups of young people, helping to provide a safe environment for the girls and others working in the unit. You will also help in the preparation of unit records and financial records.

Duties: 

The Unit Helper has certain responsibilites. As part of a team and after appropriate training she/he will be given specific tasks which can include:

-working with small groups of young people

-helping in the preparation of unit records

-helping in the preparation of financial records for the unit

-helping to provide a safe environment for the girls and others working in the unit.

A Unit Helper?

-Is a WOMAN OR A MAN aged between his/her 18th birthday and 65th birthday

-need not be a member of Girlguiding UK, but is encouraged to be an Affiliate Member

-must be willing to support the aims and objectives of the Guide Association and to abide by its policy and rules

-must have completed a volunteer registration form (W/R)

-does not wear uniform but may wear Girlguiding UK activity wear

-carries out specific duties assigned by the Unit Guider

-is not responsible for planning or carrying out the programme

A Female Unit Helper may:

-make the Guide Promise

-wear a raspberry badge tab

Skills needed: 

All necessary skills can be learnt on the job, but leadership, time management, event management and budgeting skills are welcomed.

Must like children - although you can choose which age group you work with

Training: 

The training is on the job, but the volunteer is welcome to undertake first aid, risk assessment, residential, boating and other trainings as they wish

Location: 
Around the Borough of Camden
Time commitment: 
3-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
N/A
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here