Volunteer Group Leader (Unit Guider)
|Date Posted||June 30, 2022|
|Expiry Date of Posting||Ongoing|
|Organization Name||Girl Guides of Canada|
|Contact Name||Jessica Giesbrecht|
|Mailing Address||50 Merton St|
|Postal Code||M4S 1A3|
|Position Title||Volunteer Group Leader (Unit Guider)|
Our volunteers support girls as they build confidence, develop new skills and become leaders in their communities.
As part of a unit’s leadership team, you’ll facilitate fun and engaging program activities, like scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, outdoor exploration, games and more. You can choose to work with girls in one of five branches: Sparks (age 5-6), Brownies (age 7-8), Guides (age 9-11), Pathfinders (age 12-14) or Rangers (age 15-17).
Volunteers will receive access to a digital program platform stocked with age-appropriate activities and meeting tools, as well as training on how to deliver activities in ways that will empower and encourage girls.
Units meet on a regular basis, from weekly to monthly, depending on the age of the girls. Volunteers commit to 3 hours per week for unit meetings plus additional hours, when required, for trips and events.
What You’ll Do as A Group Leader:
|Skills Required||- A welcoming, imaginative and enthusiastic attitude. - Openness, flexibility and a willingness to try new things. - An appreciation of diversity and inclusivity. - An embrace of the girl-driven approach to Girl Guides. - The ability to understand, encourage and respect girls’ ideas and thoughts. - Resourcefulness, dependability and creativity. - A willingness to show your unique talents and skills. - All volunteers must have reached the age of majority in their province or territory. - Pass a Police Record Check facilitated by Girl Guides of Canada. - Complete organizational training components on safety, the role and administrative duties, as part of the volunteer onboarding process.|
|Benefits to Volunteer||Imagine a place where you can spark extraordinary moments for girls in your community. As a Girl Guide volunteer, you’ll inspire girls and be their mentor as they explore new challenges, develop ready-for-anything skills and empower each other along the way. Picture all of the fun, adventure and confidence-building moments – that’s what you’ll help create for girls, and for yourself, too. Girl Guide volunteers build friendships with other adult members and create fulfilling bonds that last a lifetime.|
|Suitable For||Adults (18 and over)|
Youths (ages 8-12)
Teens (ages 13-17)
|Position Duration||Ongoing (more than 3 months)|