Become a volunteer

Explore, discover, volunteer

Help us empower the next generation of girls to realise they can do anything they put their mind to. You can make a real difference to the lives of girls and young women near you.

Why volunteer?

Not only is volunteering really rewarding, it can even reduce stress and improve your mood! Make new friends for life and help girls near you discover their potential – sign up to join us today.

Give a little or a lot!

Whether you can give a little time or a lot, there are different ways to volunteer that can fit around your busy lifestyle. We offer volunteer roles to suit all schedules – whether you can regularly give your time as a leader or unit helper, or if you’re just able to help as and when, there’s always somewhere you can pitch in!

Find a role that suits you…

Unit roles

Unit helper

Assistant leader

Unit leader

Other roles

Unit helper

Unit helper

Unit helper

About 4 hours a month

Lots of new volunteers start out as a helper at a weekly unit meeting. You’ll work alongside other volunteers to give girls fun, friendship, challenge and adventure. There’s no responsibility for planning in this role but you’ll be the extra pair of hands needed to make unit meetings happen.

Assistant leader

Assistant leader

Assistant leader

About 2 hours a week

Have plenty of fun as an assistant leader while giving essential support to your unit leader. You’ll help to plan and deliver meetings, events and activities

Unit leader

Unit leader

Unit leader

About 3 hours a week

Be an inspiring role model to girls and young women – and have a lot of fun in the process. As a unit leader, you’ll run the unit, lead a team of volunteers, and plan and deliver a programme of awesome activities. If you’d like to become a leader, you’ll be supported to complete our Leadership qualification. You’ll have training on everything from planning your programme to child safety.

Other roles

Other roles

Other roles

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There’s more information available below on specialist and supporting roles you can do! Take a look…

Other supporting roles

Specialist roles

If you’re already involved in guiding and keen to progress – or if you’d like to get involved at a national or regional level – specialist volunteer roles can take you further.

These include trainer coordinator, outdoor activities adviser, admin support, communications and PR adviser.

Find out about the different roles you can do once you’re a guiding member.

Got any questions about volunteering? Get in touch!

Taking on a supporting role

If you aren’t able to volunteer on a regular basis, you can still make an impact in a supporting role. No commitment is too small – every role is vital to running our charity.

These roles are perfect for you if you:

  • Aren’t able to give time every week
  • Want to help out casually
  • Can share a specialist skill such as photography or managing a shop

Roles include: secretary, treasurer, photographer, volunteer shop manager.

Trustee (non-member)

We are looking for a non-member to become a Trustee! If you’re passionate about making a difference then this could be the role for you.

We need your help


Register your interest

Register your interest and your details are sent to a local volunteer who will be in touch within 7 days.


Chat to a local volunteer

A chat with a local volunteer helps pinpoint what opportunities are available in the area and ensures a match with your skills and interests.


Visit your local unit

Whether you take on a support role or join the leadership team, visiting a local unit is the best way to get a sense of what we do.


Start volunteering

Once the recruitment checks are complete, you can get started! We’ll support you on your way to providing great experiences for girls and young women.


Volunteer for us

Could you give your time to make an impact on the lives of girls and young women in Scotland?