Taking an active role in planning weekly meetings and working with Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or Rangers you'll help them to develop life skills as well as support them having fun and learning about the world around them.

About the opportunity

LEADER IN TRAINING Volunteer Role Description

Who can do this role?

Unit Leaders are women aged 18 or over. They need to be, or must be willing to become, a member of Girlguiding.

Do I need a qualification?

If you decide to become a leader-in-training, you will work towards your Girlguiding Leadership Qualification. This includes free first aid and safeguarding training. 

What is the purpose of this role?

To give girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure! Leaders in Girlguidnig are ultimately responsible for the Rainbow, Brownie, Guide or Ranger unit they work with – although of course they don’t have to do everything themself! Our Unit Leaders usually work with other volunteers to deliver a high-quality programme to the girls and young women in the unit, ensure the safety of the unit members and oversee the administration of the unit. All units have at least one unit leader, who is generally supported by a Leadership Team that can include other unit leaders, assistant leaders, young leaders and unit helpers.  Unit leaders take part in learning and development opportunities both ‘on the job’ and through formal and informal training sessions.

More details are available at: https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/register-...


  • References needed
  • Willing to take a DBS Check
  • Age restrictions
  • Gender restrictions

Am I right for the role?

  • Being a Leader is one of the key roles that support girls and young women to experience how great Girlguiding can be. While we can offer you training and support we would expect you to possess these personal qualities.
  • Open and approachable manner.
  • Reliable and trustworthy.
  • Creative and enthusiastic.
  • Committed to ongoing personal development.
  • Fun-loving.
  • A sense of humour.
  • Enjoys working with young people.

Girlguiding welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds, ages, cultures, faiths and abilities. We are flexible, and volunteering can be arranged to fit around a busy lifestyle. As this role works directly with young people, you will be required to complete a criminal record disclosure check, carried out by a local verifier. Please note this is a volunteer role; this role description does not form part of any contract of employment.

When you can volunteer

Morning Afternoon Evening
Mon Monday Evening
Tue Tuesday Evening
Wed Wednesday Evening
Thu Thursday Evening
Fri Friday Evening


Venues all across Leicester and Leicestershire