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Volunteers are at the core of Girlguiding. Without them, our young members wouldn’t be able to learn new skills, play games, find out about the world around them and have amazing adventures.

Here at Girlguiding Activity Centres, we’re lucky to have a brilliant bunch of volunteers who help us in our mission to offer unforgettable experiences to young members, leaders, schools, youth groups, families and the local community. However, we always need more volunteers – the fun, and work, never stops!

What do volunteers do?

There are many ways you can volunteer with us. You can help at a member event, supporting girls and ensuring the event runs smoothly. You can volunteer in the shop or assist with administrative tasks in the office. You can help maintain our beautiful estates with gardening and maintenance work. Or you may have a specific skill that we’ve not yet even considered as part of the volunteering role!

Who can volunteer?

Everyone is welcome! Many volunteers at our member events are members themselves. Often these are leaders who enjoy the freedom of being immersed in an event without the responsibility of looking after a unit at the same time.

But you don’t have to be a leader, or even a member of Girlguiding. We welcome volunteers from the following, and all required training will be provided:

  • Trefoil Guild
  • those aged 16+ who are working towards their Duke of Edinburgh award
  • groups from the local community who are looking to give something back and get a day away from the norm
  • and even volunteers from overseas.

How often do I have to volunteer?

Again, we welcome everyone from regular volunteers to those who have a day to offer for a specific task. For certain projects, we can provide food and accommodation, so you don’t even need to live close by.

Event volunteering

If you’re interested in helping out at our events but want to find out more, why not take a look at the event volunteering blog on the Girlguiding website? This showcases a number of our amazing volunteers and how they help to make our events run smoothly.

How do I get involved?

We’d love to hear from you! If you know the centre where you want to volunteer, you can get in touch with the team using the details below. If you don’t have a preference for a location, or you simply want to explore a different part of the country, please email activitycentres@girlguiding.org.uk. We’ll put you in touch with the centre with the greatest need. We look forward to hearing from you.

Blackland Farm  +44 1342 810 493blackland@girlguiding.org.uk

Foxlease +44 2380 282 638foxlease@girlguiding.org.uk

Glenbrook +44 1433 651567glenbrook@girlguiding.org.uk

Waddow Hall +44 1200 423186waddow@girlguiding.org.uk