Handy Hints and Tips

We've created this page for you, our fab volunteers! Here, you'll find various hints, tips and resources to support you as you volunteer with us. 

Virtual Guiding

The hot topic at the moment is of course, virtual guiding, so here's some really handy resources for you:

Which Platform?

Not sure which platform to use? To get you started, check out this platform comparison developed by Megan-Ceri Dabbs a leader at 2nd Bromborough Rainbows (Wirral County)as part of her Design MA at the University of Chester.  She's detailed the differences between all the major platforms you might come across, with handy pointers and pros and cons.

Stay Safe Online

Megan has also created this handy infographic as a reminder of all the top tips you and our young members need to stay safe online.

Using Zoom for virtual meetings

Over the past year our volunteers have done an amazing job adapting guiding, taking weekly meetings (and more!) online.  Zoom seems to be a popular platform to enable us to stay connected and to carry on guiding. These handy hints and tips will help you whether you are running or participating in a Zoom meeting.

Top Tips for Virtual Guiding

Like our weekly face-to-face meetings, no one is the same, and virtual meetings are no different!  For more help with virtual guiding, check out our Top Tips for Virtual Guiding and How to Take Guiding Online pages of the website.


More useful resources to help run your unit

New Term Checklist - At the start of every new term, use our handy checklist to make sure you get off to the best start possible ahead of lots of fun and new adventures with your unit!

Fundraising Handout - There are lots of ways to raise money for your unit and this resource is designed to help you maximise your fundraising efforts. For the full fundraising toolkit, visit the Girlguiding website here. Whatever you’re doing to raise funds for your unit, good luck! 

How to update your emergency contacts on GO - It is important that your emergency contacts are accurate on your records; follow this step-by-step guide to update your emergency contacts. 

How to recruit volunteers - We want to invite as many members as possible to our guiding family, and to provide incredible opportunities to more girls and volunteers. Check out this helpful guide to explore how you can recruit more members.

Branding Made Simple - To make things a little easier for you, we have produced a ‘Branding Made Simple’ guide which covers all the basics of the Girlguiding branding! This document is a simple overview of the branding guidelines that provide you with everything from the Girlguiding strap line to what kind of images to use. 

We hope you find this page super useful! Don't forget to check back for any updates.  If you have any ideas on what would be helpful for us to add, please let us know via an email to northwesthq@girlguidingnwe.org.uk.

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