My daughter would like to join Girlguiding

We would be pleased to welcome your daughter.

If she has not previously been a member of Girlguiding, you need to register her to join us. You will be asked for your contact details and will be shown on an interactive map where your nearest units are and the meeting days. You will be able to select up to three units.

You will receive an automated email to confirm that your request has been received. The Leader at your first choice of unit will receive an email notification and she will contact you. If the unit does not currently have spaces, the Leader might offer you a place on the waiting list or refer you to your second choice (in which case you will receive an email explaining this).

Which section of Girlguiding would she join?

rainbows-logoRainbows: Our youngest section, for girls aged 5 to 7. The focus is on developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun. Click on the logo for more information.

 

Brownie logoBrownies: For girls aged 7 to 10, Brownies is an adventure based around the three programme areas of ‘You, Community and World’. Amongst other things, Brownies build on their teamwork skills, challenge themselves with special interest badges and explore the outdoors. Click on the logo for more information.

 

Guide logoGuides: Girls aged 10 to 14 take a large part in planning their own programme of activities which can range from community action projects to performing arts and adventure sports. Click on the logo for more information.

 

Register your daughter here https://enquiryym.girlguiding.org.uk/

If your contact details change before your daughter joins a unit, please email [email protected].org.uk with your new details so that we can keep in touch and ensure your daughter is able to join Girlguiding.

What if my daughter has already been a member of Girlguiding and would like to rejoin or move up to the next section?
See information provided in the Parents’ area.

What if I would like to register my daughter for a section older than she is?

  • If your daughter is already a member of a unit, see information provided in the Parents’ area.
  • If she is not currently a member but cannot attend the section for her current age, you might like to register her for the next section up. When you register her, choose the next section (age group) on the first page of your registration when offered a list of units.
I am 14 – 25 and would like to join Girlguiding

If you are between 14 and 25, you can join the Senior Section. You can join a Ranger / Senior Section group or you can volunteer as a Young Leader (14 – 18) / Adult Volunteer (18+). Or you can do both!

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Senior Section: Our eldest youth section is for young women aged 14 to 25. Personal development is at the heart of the Senior Section programme; opportunities include volunteering, international travel, trying new things and developing skills. Click on the logo for more information.

To join a Senior Section unit
• If you are already a member of a Guide unit, please speak to your Guide Leader about moving to the next section.
• If you have not previously been a member of Girlguiding, you need to register https://enquiryym.girlguiding.org.uk/ . You will be asked for your contact details and will be shown on an interactive map where your nearest units are and the meeting days. You will receive an automated email to confirm that your request has been received. The Leader at your first choice of unit will receive an email notification and she will contact you.
• If you have previously been a member of Girlguiding but are not currently, or are moving to our area please email [email protected].org.uk and we will be pleased to help you.

To register as a Young Leader (14-17)
• If you are a member of a Guide or Senior Section unit, please speak to your unit Leader or District Commissioner about volunteering as a Young Leader.
• If you have not previously been a member of Girlguiding, https://enquiryv.girlguiding.org.uk/
• If you have previously been a member of Girlguiding but are not currently, or are moving to our area please email [email protected] and we will be pleased to help you.

To register as an adult volunteer (18+)
• If you are already in a Senior Section unit or volunteering as a Young Leader, please speak to your unit Leader or District Commissioner about volunteering as an Adult Leader.
• If you have not previously been a member of Girlguiding, https://enquiryv.girlguiding.org.uk/

What if I want to join a Senior Section unit and volunteer as a Young Leader or Adult Leader?

Please join the Senior Section unit first and discuss the options with your unit Leader.

I would like to volunteer with Girlguiding

There are lots of different ways in which you can be part of Girlguiding as an adult. Many volunteer as part of unit teams working with girls, but there are also lots of others skills needed to run such a lively voluntary charity.

Girlguiding welcomes volunteers of all background, ages, cultures, faiths and abilities. We are flexible and volunteering can be arranged to fit around a busy lifestyle.

Leadership roles

  • Unit Leaders and Assistant Leaders – Leaders and Assistant Leaders jointly run the unit for the girls. In these leadership roles, volunteers work towards the adult Leadership Qualification with the support of a mentor and their unit team. An Assistant Leader completes three modules and can continue to complete a fourth module to become a Leader. A Leader is responsible for managing the unit- there can be more than one Leader in a unit (more than one person who has completed all four modules).
  • Young Leaders – from the age of 14 you can develop your leadership skills by working with a unit team. Young Leaders work towards the Young Leader Qualification and from age 16 can work towards the adult Leadership Qualification.
  • Team Leaders / Commissioners – In Girlguiding, we work in teams called Districts, Divisions and Counties (See map). Each area is led by a team leader (a Commissioner) who is responsible for supporting the volunteers and units in her area. New Commissioners are supported by a mentor to develop the skills and knowledge to effectively lead the team.

Non-leadership roles

  • Unit Helpers, Occasional Helpers – it is valuable for the unit to be able to call on additional help for certain activities or at the weekly meeting. It might be that you have specific skills that you are able to share with the unit. In non-leadership roles, volunteers would not work towards the adult Leadership Qualification. It is possible to move between non-leadership and leadership roles if you decide this is now for you.
  • Administrative support – there are many activities which can be undertaken to support unit Leaders and Commissioners and therefore help them have more time for the girls. These non-leadership roles include unit finances, handling enquiries to join, bookings for our residential centres and supporting our training and mentoring team.

If you have not previously been a member of Girlguiding, you need to register for these leadership or non-leadership roles:
https://enquiryv.girlguiding.org.uk/
You will be asked for your contact details and will be shown an interactive map with your local Districts. You will receive an automated email to confirm that your request has been received.

If you have already been in contact with someone from a unit where you might like to volunteer or have a specific role/skills that you could offer, check the District with them and make sure you chose the right one on Join Us. Perhaps put a note in the front page box.

If you have previously been a member of Girlguiding as a girl or an adult volunteer, please email [email protected]org.uk and we will be pleased to help you.

What happens next?
You will receive an automated email to confirm that your request has been received. The District Commissioner or one of her team will receive an email notification and she will contact you to discuss how you would like to volunteer. You will also be asked at this stage to provide the names and contact details for two references and, depending on your volunteering role, you may be asked to complete a DBS check.

I would like to join Trefoil Guild (guiding for adults)

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Joining a Trefoil Guild allows you to make new friends, take part in a wide range of activities from geocaching to international travel and be part of the guiding family without taking up a volunteering role. Find out more about Trefoil Guild here or take a look at the Trefoil Guild section on our 'About' page where you'll find contact information for local Guilds.