A leader working with a group of Guides
Whickham  and 3 more

Availability Details

We're looking for someone who can make a regular committment to our one of our Guide units in Whickham and Sunniside. We have two units that would love some extra help. They currently meet weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the evenings during term time. You wouldn't need to come along every week but we are hoping to find volunteers who would like to become a key part of the team.

Volunteer Assistant Guide Leader - Girlguiding Whickham

Guides take part in a wide range of exciting activities at their regular meetings, and at special events or holidays. You can enable girls to get involved in anything from adventure sports to performing arts, travel and taking part in community action projects.

You’ll volunteer alongside a friendly and committed team to:

  • support girls to plan activities
  • run weekly meetings with girls aged 10 to 14
  • plan and coordinate trips and events
  • carry out a range of basic administrative tasks

Guides is part of Girlguiding, the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. Guiding happens thanks to our amazing volunteers – people like you who give their time flexibly to ensure that we are active all over the UK.

How will you benefit?

You will:

  • Receive free training on topics such as first aid, health and safety, and leadership.
  • Complete the Girlguiding leadership qualification so the experience you gain is recognised by future employers.
  • Receive ongoing support from a skilled mentor gain experience of volunteering with young people as part of the UK’s leading charity for girls and young women
  • Take part in fun and exciting activities
  • Make a real difference to the lives of girls in your area
  • Be involved in planning and delivering a range of activities and events

We offer every volunteer support in their role and the opportunity to learn new skills through access to free specialised training and resources. We cover any expenses incurred in your role and you’ll also be able to access our great members’ scheme, which offers discounts on high street brands.


Skills needed

The most important things our volunteers need are energy, enthusiasm and a willingness to try new activities! The position would suit someone who would like to gain experience of volunteering with young people and develop their administrative and event-planning skills.

Useful skills and experience for the role would be:
A passion for helping girls and young women to reach their potential.
An ability to work well with people of all ages.
Strong organisational skills.
Good written and verbal communication skills.

Our Youth Leaders and Assistant Leaders must be female and aged over 18.

No formal qualifications or prior guiding experience are required to volunteer with us. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities.

Policies in place

Adult and Children Safeguarding Policy in place


Equal Opportunities Policy


Health and Safety Policy


Volunteer Policy


DBS check required


Volunteers covered by Insurance

Accessibility support

Accessibility support


Accessibility Support Details

There should be no barriers to volunteering with Girlguiding. Please get in touch if you would like to explore how we can support you to volunteer with us.
Support and Training

On Going Support


Training Provided


Volunteer Induction


Written role description


Expenses Reimbursed


Support and Training Details

All necessary training will be provided and we have access to wide range of optional training too for you to pursue your interests in Girlguiding
Other information

Age restrictions apply


Driving Licence Required



Volunteers must be 18+ for this opportunity.

Venue Address

United Kingdom

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