Who can do this role?
Vice Presidents can be any adult over 18 years old. They should already be, or be willing to become,
a member of Girlguiding.
Do I need a qualiﬁcation?
You don’t need a speciﬁc qualiﬁcation to undertake this role.
What is the purpose of this role?
To act as an ambassador for the local area team and for Girlguiding. To act as a deputy to the local
President, supporting their work.
Not all Districts, Divisions, Counties or Countries/Regions will have a President and Vice President,
and their roles may vary in different areas. Some areas may have more than one Vice President.
What will I do in the role?
The responsibilities below outline the role of a local Vice President, but you will be working within a
wider team at the same level and responsibilities may vary.
zz Provide support to the local President when needed.
zz Act as an ambassador with the District/Division/County/Country/Region, at internal and
zz Attend area team meetings to keep up to date with guiding developments.
zz Deputise for the President as required.
zz Work with the President, keeping each other up to date with local news and events.
Being part of your local guiding area
zz Be part of a local Girlguiding community, by attending local meetings and maintaining a good
relationship with other volunteers.
zz Develop and maintain clear communications with the local Commissioner.
zz Promote local, national and international opportunities available within guiding as well as externally,
and encourage young members to take part.
zz Keep up to date with new resources and programme initiatives, and use them as appropriate.
Being part of Girlguiding
zz Being committed to undertake relevant training.
zz Learn about the structure of Girlguiding and how your responsibilities and position ﬁt within it.
zz Be willing to learn about Girlguiding’s national and local strategic aims and how these are being
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