Ways to Volunteer

Volunteer with us!

Could you be an inspiration for girls and young women?


At GirlguidingBSG we help girls to realise their full potential and share some unforgettable moments along the way.

By volunteering with us, you can help girls build their confidence, have adventures, learn new skills and have loads of fun – no matter your experience, your background or how much time you have spare. 

Becoming a role model doesn’t need a full-time commitment – we need volunteers in all sorts of roles. So, if you want to help behind the scenes, at special events or get involved every week, there’s loads of ways to inspire girls with GirlguidingBSG.

We’d love for you to join us!  

For further information contact Girlguiding South West Region office

01722 329306


Volunteer with girls at unit meetings

At the heart of guiding are the unit meetings that girls go along to each week. Volunteering at unit meetings means getting messy, meeting new people and running activities that help girls discover their potential. You’ll volunteer directly with young people and can choose to work with girls in Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or Rangers. Unit meetings are usually an hour to two hours once a week, depending on the section.

These roles are perfect if you want to:

  • Support girls on a regular basis and see them grow
  • Get stuck into adventurous activities
  • Have a rewarding role where you’ll develop great relationships with girls and volunteers

All volunteers with units undergo an enhanced DBS check through Girlguiding.

Roles available include:

Unit leader

Unit leaders are inspiring role models to girls and young women – and have a lot of fun in the process. As leader, you’ll run the unit, lead a small team of volunteers and plan and deliver a programme of activities. If you’d like to become a leader, you’ll be supported to complete our Leadership qualification. You’ll have training on everything from planning your programme to child safety.

Register your interest to find out about unit leader roles near you

Assistant leader

As the name suggests, assistant leaders give essential support to a unit leader. You’ll help to plan and deliver meetings, events and activities – all while being an inspiring role model!

Register your interest to find out about assistant leader roles near you

Unit helper

Lots of new volunteers start out as a helper at a weekly unit meeting. You’ll work alongside other volunteers to give girls fun, friendship, challenge and adventure. There’s no responsibility for planning in this role but you’ll be an extra pair of hands needed to make unit meetings happen. Lots of parents of girls get involved this way.

Register your interest to find out about unit helper roles near you

Taking on a supporting role

If you can’t volunteer on a regular basis, you can still make an impact in a supporting role. No commitment is too small – every role is vital to running our charity.

These roles are perfect for you if you are:

  • Not able to give time every week
  • Want to help out casually
  • Keen to share a specialist skill such as photography or managing a shop

Roles include: Administrator, Photographer, Volunteer Shop Manager.

Find out more about supporting roles

Specialist roles

If you’re already involved in guiding and keen to progress – or if you’d like to get involved at a national or regional level – we have specialist volunteer roles to take you further. Roles include Trainer Coordinator, Outdoor Activities Adviser, Admin Support, Communications and PR Adviser.

Find out about the different roles you can do once you’re a guiding member

Become a Trustee

Our Trustee Board is a group of women and men from inside and outside Girlguiding with a range of skills to help and advise BSG. They meet three times a year to support guiding in the County. Opportunities to join the Trustee Board will be advertised on the website but if you would like to register your interest in becoming a Trustee, please contact the County Commissioner.

If you have a question about any of these roles, feel free to contact us.

GirlguidingBSG welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds, ages, cultures, faiths, and abilities.