What do adults in guiding do?

Adult volunteer with BrowniesGirlguiding isn't just for girls. In total, we have around 100,000 adult volunteers and supporters.

More than 80,000 amazing volunteers contribute over ten million hours to guiding every year. In return, we offer training and the opportunity to develop new skills.

There are many volunteer roles in guiding. Many volunteers give their time as Leaders or Assistant Leaders for guiding units and get to see girls enjoying events and activities that they have organised. Other volunteers take on administrative responsibilities, or help out with driving or maintenance on an occasional basis.

You can also keep up with news, events and developments within Girlguiding and enjoy a range of benefits by becoming an adult member.

As the largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women in the UK, Girlguiding offers a huge range of career opportunities in areas as diverse as public relations, graphic design, IT, estate management, retail and finance. Find out more about working for us.

What our Leaders say

'Being a Leader gave me the confidence to get back out to work – I initially signed up to do it every other week. Now I'm thinking of retraining and working with children!'

'It's been fantastic sharing all the experiences and laughs with some close personal friends.'

'As Leaders we learn marketing, leadership and communication skills and about fundraising, programme planning and teamwork. These are transferable skills which are extremely valuable in the workplace.'

'After studying English at university, I decided I wanted to teach. My experience within guiding helped me to gain a place on one of the best teaching courses and now I am teaching English to Guide age and above!'

Join now

To apply to join today, please call us on Freephone 0800 1 69 59 01 or find out more about volunteering and register online.

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