Meet our new Development Worker!

We’re excited to introduce our new Development Worker Amy. Based in Glasgow, Amy’s having a great time getting to grips with her new role and working closely with Girlguiding Glasgow volunteers as well as finding new ways to bring Girlguiding Scotland to more girls and young women in the city. We caught up with her to find out what she’s been up to since joining the team.

What made you apply for the role of Development Worker?

I actually heard about the role from Jill Elborn, the county commissioner for Glasgow, and thought it sounded like the exact type of exciting new challenge I had been looking for – the chance to lead a project that helps benefit the lives of so many girls and young women.

Tell us a bit about what you’ve been getting up to since you started?

I’ve run a welcome to guiding taster session and have been spending a lot of time getting to know as many volunteers and team members in the county as possible. This has given me a far better understanding of where there are opportunities for growth, especially in the areas that meet the Generation Cashback funding criteria.

What’s your favourite thing about your new role…

As well as helping raise Girlguiding Scotland’s profile in the area by meeting with social enterprises, universities and volunteer centres, I’ve really enjoyed meeting so many interesting members who have achieved so much.

What are you most excited about getting to do?

Getting to see the new units I’ve been helping to develop open up soon. I think it will be a great accomplishment to provide more amazing opportunities to girls who currently don’t have the chance to take part in the fun and adventure of Girlguiding.

What events do you have coming up?

I’ve met with 5 of our 8 fantastic division teams to plan how their areas are growing and how we can work together to create new ways to get more girls involved.  I still have three more divisions to meet with so there’ll be even more opportunities to explore after that.

We’ll also be having an invite-only residential weekend for leaders happening in January which will focus on growing Girlguiding Scotland in Glasgow which I’m sure will produce lots of great ideas and projects.

Get more info

Amy’s role is funded by the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities project which aims to increase opportunities for young people in targeted areas – find out more here.