Help them grow. Volunteer today.

Help girls grow

Girlguiding Scotland volunteers try new experiences and do things they never dreamed they could! From taking girls to Tartan Gig to joining in the fun trampolining, fun and adventure are at every turn.

We provide training and support every step of the way to help you develop new skills and succeed at new challenges.

Have fun!

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

Whether you volunteer weekly as a unit leader or lend a hand occasionally, volunteers tell us they get a thrill of personal challenge and the pride of achievement. We provide training and the chance to build your own experience – why not use the experience to boost your CV and help you stand out from the crowd.

Give a little or a lot!

It can be tough to fit volunteering into a busy life – but our volunteers tell us they wouldn’t miss it for the world.

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 occasional helper

Unit helper

Assistant leader

Unit leader

Unit occasional helper

Unit occasional helper

About 2 hours a month

Can’t commit on a weekly basis? Then help at a unit from time to time or on a temporary basis. A great way to volunteer around everything else you have going on.

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

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

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 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 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.

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 today

Join our amazing team of volunteers and start making a difference in the lives of girls and young women in your area.

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