Volunteer

Give your time to help girls grow

Volunteering with Girlguiding Scotland means getting to try new experiences and do things you never dreamed you could – whether it’s taking a group of girls to a big event like TARTAN GIG or joining them for a fun activity like trampolining. And you’ll get dedicated training and support every step of the way to develop new skills and succeed at new challenges.

We know it can be hard to fit volunteering into a busy life – but our volunteers tell us they wouldn’t miss it for the world. Whether it’s helping out at a local group for an hour a week or lending a hand with fundraising, they tell us they value the fun, friendship and chance to learn new skills.

Regular or occasional volunteering

The role of leaders and unit helpers in running groups each week is vital to Girlguiding Scotland.

Each of our leaders is supported by a team of assistants, parents, young Girlguiding Scotland members and other volunteers, who plan and run activities with the girls, keep the finances and records up to date, and share with the world what guiding is all about! With the help of other volunteers in the unit, in your area and throughout Scotland, our leaders are part of something great.

Support roles

There is plenty you can do to support guiding, even if you don’t have time to commit regularly. After all, every hour counts.

Just a few ways you can support us are:

  • Being a driver for trips and away days
  • Helping with unit accounts and admin
  • Lending a hand with fundraising and events
  • Giving your time at a volunteer shop
  • Doing some DIY at a meeting place
  • Teaching girls skills to help them acquire a badge

What’s in it for me?

It’s not just about giving though – our volunteers gain so much from supporting us!

Whatever your role, volunteering with Girlguiding Scotland will bring you fun, friendship and fulfilment. No matter what you turn your hand to, the experiences and training that you’ll gain through guiding will bring you the thrill of personal challenge and the pride of achievement. It will also boost your CV and help you stand out from the crowd.

Discover the benefits of volunteering with us.

Get involved

Join us, and become one of our 11,500 amazing volunteers. You can register your interest by visiting the Girlguiding website and following the key steps of the Join Us online registration process.

You’ll be asked to provide your contact details and key pieces of information about your availability, and location. A local volunteer will then be in touch to talk about what opportunities you are interested in.

Girlguiding and Girlguiding Scotland are committed to maintaining a safe space for all of our members and volunteers as a top priority, so recruitment checks are carried out on all volunteers. Find out more about recruitment checks.

Moving area?

If you are already a member of Girlguiding Scotland and are relocating to another county or to another part of the UK, we can help make sure you receive a warm welcome from volunteers in your new area.

Send your name, membership number and new postcode to membershipadmin@girlguiding-scot.org.uk and we’ll send your details straight onto a local commissioner – there’s no need to complete an application on the Join Us system.