zz Provide a safe girl-only space where girls and young women can discover their full potential.
zz Take an active role in creating and delivering an accessible and inclusive programme, based on the
Girlguiding programme for your section.
zz Encourage and support members of the unit in making decisions within the unit and the wider
zz Develop and maintain clear communication with the unit leader and other members of the
zz Keep up to date with new resources and programme initiatives and use them as appropriate.
zz Maintain clear communication with parents and carers.
zz Be willing to participate in any relevant ‘on-the-job’ training for the role.
zz Comply with current Girlguiding policies and regulations.
This role is not a unit leader role, and there will be no requirement to plan activities or take overall
responsibility for the unit, although you may be asked to help adapt activities to make these accessible
for the young member. The focus is solely on meeting the needs of the girl you are supporting.
Being part of your local guiding area
zz Be part of a local Girlguiding community, maintaining a good relationship with other volunteers.
Being part of Girlguiding
zz Be committed to undertaking relevant training.
zz Learn about the structure of Girlguiding and how your responsibilities and position t within it.
zz Be willing to learn about Girlguiding’s national and local strategic aims and how both are
zz Learn about Girlguiding’s policies and Code of Conduct.
zz Be an ambassador for the values of Girlguiding.
Promote a positive image of Girlguiding at public events and while taking part in activities outside
the meeting place.
What will Girlguiding do for me?
zz An initial meeting will be organised with the parents/carers and the girl you are supporting,
to discuss how best to support her.
zz Provide a thorough and appropriate induction to the role and organisation, including attending a unit
meeting prior to beginning the role, and meeting with the unit leaders and team.
zz Help to develop skills and abilities to perform the role by providing ‘on-the-job’ training opportunities.
zz Provide support and development from fellow volunteers, including a local commissioner and
zz Host meetings and events to share information at a local level.
zz Reimburse agreed expenses (agreed locally and may differ around the UK).
zz Provide references.
zz Provide a clear complaints procedure and support to resolve problems or disagreements.
Am I right for the role?
While we can offer you support in your role, we would expect you to possess the personal qualities
zz Friendly, kind and approachable.
zz Reliable and trustworthy.
zz Creative and enthusiastic.
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One to one unit helper