Get involved

There are lots of ways to get involved with Girlguiding! It doesn’t matter what your experience or background is or how much time you have! If you are passionate about showing girls that they can do anything, we would love to hear from you!

Girlguiding Volunteer

Volunteer with us

Why volunteer

By becoming a Girlguiding Volunteer, you’ll be helping girls build their confidence, have adventures and learn new skills. Plus, becoming a Girlguiding Volunteer is a great way of making new friends, learning new skills and trying new activities! Whatever it is you’re looking for, there’ll be something in it for you.

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What is the process?

Being a Girlguiding Volunteer means that you can help create amazing opportunities for girls in your area. It also means that you can experience for yourself all that Girlguiding has to offer. You will make friends for life whilst supporting girls and young women to thrive in their community. Volunteering with Girlguiding North West England is for everyone – we welcome members from all backgrounds, ages, genders, faiths and abilities.

Girlguiding Volunteer Leader

Flexible Guiding

A Girlguiding Volunteer doesn’t always have lots of time and everyone has a different skill set. We know that not everyone can commit the same amount of time regularly and therefore we adopt a flexible approach to volunteering. No matter how much time you can give, there is an opportunity for you!

If you are only available occasionally or for single events, speak to your local unit about the options available. Every unit runs differently but your local unit would love to hear from you and find out what you can offer.

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Available Volunteer Roles

We are regularly looking for new volunteers to fulfil regional roles. We are currently recruiting for:

Available positions

Empowering girls of all ages

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Before Shape After Shape

Rainbows (4 – 7)

Rainbows welcomes all girls from 4 to 7 years old for play, learning and tons of fun in a colourful, safe space.

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Before Shape After Shape

Brownies (7 – 10)

Brownies welcomes all girls from 7 to 10 years old for non-stop fun, learning and adventure.

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Guides (10-14)

Guides is a relaxed, welcoming space where you can have fun, learn and be yourself with good friends from 10 to 14 years old.

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Before Shape After Shape

Rangers (14-18)

Rangers is your space, where you get together with other girls from 14 to 18 to have fun, learn more, give back, hang out, just be you.

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Before Shape After Shape

Rainbows (4 – 7)

Rainbows welcomes all girls from 4 to 7 years old for play, learning and tons of fun in a colourful, safe space.

Find out more
Before Shape After Shape

Brownies (7 – 10)

Brownies welcomes all girls from 7 to 10 years old for non-stop fun, learning and adventure.

Find out more
Before Shape After Shape Girlguiding Guide

Guides (10-14)

Guides is a relaxed, welcoming space where you can have fun, learn and be yourself with good friends from 10 to 14 years old.

Find out more
Before Shape After Shape

Rangers (14-18)

Rangers is your space, where you get together with other girls from 14 to 18 to have fun, learn more, give back, hang out, just be you.

Find out more

Virtual Units

Our virtual units are for Rainbows, Brownies, Guides & Rangers who are unable to attend face to face groups for any reason. All meetings are held once a week and are run by volunteer leaders. Girls are encouraged to take part in activities, crafts and challenges and to complete the main Girlguiding programme.

To find out more about virtual units, pop us an email!

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Volunteer Stories

There is a volunteering opportunity for everyone! Find out about some of our volunteers and why they are involved in Girlguiding.

Gillian County Treasurer

Gillian

County Treasurer

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Chloe Brownie Leader

Chloe

Brownie Leader

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For parents/guardians

We inspire girls to be their best in a safe, girl-only environment. We encourage them to try new things, rise to a challenge and seek adventure.

Uniforms

Uniforms

Our uniforms encourage a sense of belonging and pride. Each section has its own easily identifiable style.

You can purchase uniforms from our online shop or at our shop in our region office in Preston.

There is a range of uniform options for girls and volunteers and it is very flexible.

Buying uniforms directly from us ensures that all profits go to Girlguiding. However, if you require support to be able to access uniforms, please speak with your unit leader.

Subscriptions

Subscriptions

We are committed to making Girlguiding as accessible as possible. We don’t want finances to prevent any girl from benefiting from all that Girlguiding has to offer so if this is something that you would like to discuss, please let your unit leader know and they will talk to you about options available.

Our membership fees (subs) cover the cost of venue hire, equipment, activities and running of Girlguiding in your local area. Subs are usually paid monthly or termly. There is usually an additional charge for trips and camps but we strive to ensure that these are affordable and excellent value for money.

Flexible volunteering

Flexible volunteering

Girlguiding North West England could not provide opportunities to girls across the region without the dedication of volunteers. We know that not everyone can commit the same amount of time regularly and therefore we adopt a flexible approach to volunteering. No matter how much time you can give, there is an opportunity for you!

If you are only available occasionally or for single events, speak to your local unit about the options available. Every unit runs differently but your local unit would love to hear from you and find out what you can offer.

Skills sharing

Skills sharing

You may have a specific skill, career or vocation that you could share with units in your division/district. This could be something that would support the running of a unit, for example, supporting with accounts or event planning, or it could be something that you would be willing to share as part of a unit meeting activity.

Uniforms

Our uniforms encourage a sense of belonging and pride. Each section has its own easily identifiable style.

You can purchase uniforms from our online shop or at our shop in our region office in Preston.

There is a range of uniform options for girls and volunteers and it is very flexible.

Buying uniforms directly from us ensures that all profits go to Girlguiding. However, if you require support to be able to access uniforms, please speak with your unit leader.

Subscriptions

We are committed to making Girlguiding as accessible as possible. We don’t want finances to prevent any girl from benefiting from all that Girlguiding has to offer so if this is something that you would like to discuss, please let your unit leader know and they will talk to you about options available.

Our membership fees (subs) cover the cost of venue hire, equipment, activities and running of Girlguiding in your local area. Subs are usually paid monthly or termly. There is usually an additional charge for trips and camps but we strive to ensure that these are affordable and excellent value for money.

Flexible volunteering

Girlguiding North West England could not provide opportunities to girls across the region without the dedication of volunteers. We know that not everyone can commit the same amount of time regularly and therefore we adopt a flexible approach to volunteering. No matter how much time you can give, there is an opportunity for you!

If you are only available occasionally or for single events, speak to your local unit about the options available. Every unit runs differently but your local unit would love to hear from you and find out what you can offer.

Skills sharing

You may have a specific skill, career or vocation that you could share with units in your division/district. This could be something that would support the running of a unit, for example, supporting with accounts or event planning, or it could be something that you would be willing to share as part of a unit meeting activity.

Support us

Girlguiding North West England is a charity that has a fully structured programme of activities for girls and women aged 4-18.  We rely on membership subscriptions, grants, fundraising and donations to carry out projects and activities that benefit all girls. Without this funding, we would not be able to carry out the work that we do to support girls and women in the North West of England.

We want guiding to be as accessible as possible and now, more than ever, we are working to ensure that the opportunities available to girls and volunteers are as affordable as possible.

To find out more about supporting Girlguiding, contact us today!

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Partnerships

All our partnerships differ and are shaped by the organisation that we are working with, along with what our Girlguiding members want. Usually, a partnership supports an event or a challenge pack, some examples of recent and current partnerships include:

We have a number of other exciting partnerships being developed and we’ll let you know about these as soon as we can!

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RSPB

We have been working with the RSPB since 2022, we have created two amazing challenge packs for members to complete ‘Together in Nature’ and ‘Brilliant Birds’., which you can find here (link to the packs). We are also looking into other exciting opportunities for members, we’ll update you more when we can.

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BAE Systems

We worked with BAE from 2016 – 2022, during this time we’ve created a whole suite of challenge packs ‘Clever Cogs’ around engineering and specifically highlighting women in engineering.

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The British Army

We are currently working with The British Army to deliver an amazing event ‘Girls Get Muddy’ to celebrate International Day of the Girl 2023.

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Electricity North West

We established our partnership with ENW in 2021, together we developed an electrifying challenge pack all about electricity.

To find out more about partnership opportunities please contact us.

Get in touch

Fundraising

We provide girls and young women with a safe space to have exceptional experiences and build lifelong friendships, but we can’t do that without your help. There are several ways that you can support us.

Don’t forget

to share photos of your fundraising with us at northwesthq@girlguidingnwe.
org.uk

Need more information?
Want to speak to our team?

Office: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm
Shop: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm

Get in touch

northwesthq@girlguidingnwe.org.uk 01772 791 947 Guiding Road, Preston, PR2 5PD

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