ICE – Queen’s Guide Volunteer Roles

Do you want to help inspire and empower the next generation of young girls?

22-24 January 2021 3 Stages, first stage is taking place virtually

Our International Team is on the lookout for up to 2 Queen’s Guide Volunteers to get involved with the community action element of the 2021 ICE project!

What’s ICE?

ICE (International Community Experience) is an amazing three-stage project open to members of Girlguiding aged 11-13, which brings Guides together from all over Scotland to have fun while doing something for others. It offers the opportunity for personal development through community action work, teamed with an introduction to international experiences.

This is a great chance for girls to increase their global awareness too! Guides who have taken part in the past have done everything from sorting donated clothes at a refugee crisis centre and planting trees, to climbing, African drumming, and so much more!

ICE 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ICE 2021 Stage 1 will be a virtual event, held online with up to 100 Guides. The dates for Stage 2 will be reviewed in September 2020, and will be shared with the ICE 2021 team shortly after this date.

Your role

We are looking for up to two Queen’s Guide candidates who will work with the ICE team to come up with new and exciting community action projects for participants to undertake during the stage 1 and stage 2 ICE events. Completion of this role will meet the conditions for element 4 of the Queen’s Guide Award Service in Guiding section.

As a Queen’s Guide volunteer, you will:

  • Work with the ICE 2021 team to develop and deliver a virtual Stage 1 in January 2021, with a focus on introducing Guides to international and community action opportunities
  • Develop ideas for new and exciting community action projects at Stage 2
  • Make contact with relevant organisations to arrange the projects
  • Facilitate the community action projects at the Stage 2 event
  • Evaluate the Stage 1 and Stage 2 projects and feed back to the ICE team

To succeed in this role, you should be:

  • Working towards the Queen’s Guide Award
  • Able to use your initiative and work independently
  • Enthusiastic and committed to empowering Guides to take action
  • Willing and able to work in a team
  • Committed to working on this project from September 2020 to mid-April 2021

You might also:

  • Have experience of working with 11-13 year olds
  • Have enthusiasm for international guiding and/or community action projects
  • Have ideas for community action activities that would appeal to this age group

When is it?

You must be available to attend the following events:

Stage 1 – Friday 22 – Sunday 24 January 2021 (online)
Stage 2 – Friday 2 – Monday 5 April 2021 (TBC – may take place in July 2021)

The cost of attending these events will be covered, but you may need to pay for your own travel.

You may also attend the following event. There will be a cost to attending, but you can fundraise to cover this:

Stage 3 – Five days between 16th – 24th October 2021 (international project during October holiday; dates dependent on participant and leader availability).

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying for this role then download and complete the application form today. The deadline for applying is 9am on Monday 17 August 2020. After the deadline, you’ll be invited for an informal phone conversation to discuss this role with members of Girlguiding Scotland’s international team. If you’ve got any questions please get in touch with Senior Programme Coordinator Tyler Norrie.