Unit Helper with Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or Rangers

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

UNIT HELPER Volunteer role description

Who can do this role?

Any adult aged 18 or over can be a Unit Helper. They need to be, or must be willing to become, a member of Girlguiding.

Do I need a qualification?

Unit Helpers do not require a specific Girlguiding qualification but must register as members and be recorded on GO (our online database). All Unit helpers are attached to a unit. Being a unit helper with Girlguiding is fabulous on your CV if you want to work in childcare or education in the future.

What is the purpose of this role?

To help give girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure! Unit helpers usually work with other volunteers to assist in delivering a high-quality programme to the girls and young women in the unit, while ensuring the safety of the unit members. Unit Helpers assist the Unit leadership team in running units (groups) of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers. You will be part of a Leadership team that includes at least one Unit leader, Assistant leaders and possibly also Young leaders (aged 16-18) and other Unit helpers. Unit helpers will have opportunities for ‘on-the-job’ learning and development.

More details of this role and other opportunities are available at: https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/register-...


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

Am I right for the role?

Unit helpers are key in supporting girls and young women to experience how great Girlguiding can be. While we can offer you support in your role we would expect you to possess the personal qualities outlined below:

  • An open and approachable manner.
  • Reliable and trustworthy.
  • Creative and enthusiastic.
  • 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


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