Volunteer Group Leader (Unit Guider)

(Girl Guides of Canada)

Position ID: V-BAR0181
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2023
Last Full Update: 17 Apr 2023

Opportunity Details: Volunteer Group Leader (Unit Guider)

Contact Audriana Roque, Member Growth Coordinator, Girl Guides of Canada; Phone: 1-877-564-6188; Email: membergrowth@girlguides.ca

We empower young girls and women to be everything they want to be, and as a volunteer, you will help make that happen! 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), Embers (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 delivering 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: 
- Create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for girls! 
- Plan regular unit meetings in person, outdoors, and online, during which you’ll facilitate girl-driven programming that is fun and engaging. 
- Organize in-person or virtual opportunities beyond unit meetings, including community service activities and camps.  
- Support shared leadership and decision-making with girls and other volunteers.  
- Promote Girl Guides to girls and women locally.  
- Provide ongoing communication to girls and parents/guardians about unit activities.  
- Assist with unit administration tasks, such as maintaining girls’ program records and health forms, managing safety protocols, and ordering badges.  
- Assist with maintaining unit finances as required by your province.  
- Support the semi-annual sales of Girl Guide Cookies.  

What You’ll Bring: 
- 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. 
- Understanding, encouraging, and respecting girls’ ideas and thoughts. 
- Resourcefulness, dependability, and creativity. 
- A willingness to show your unique talents and skills. 
What You Need: 
- 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.  
To apply please visit www.girlguides.ca/volunteer

More Info Link www.girlguides.ca/volunteer
Benefits Fun – you’ll share lots of laughter and new experiences. 
Rewarding – cheer girls on and watch their confidence grow. 
Life-changing – develop skills such as communication, event planning, and leadership. 
Unforgettable – connect with women leaders in your community and around the world.
Clients Girls aged 5-17
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Youth & Activity Camp Support ; Youth Engagement
Skills/Experience Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; You will be working together with other leaders in the group.
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Meetings with the girls are once a week for about 1-2 hrs. Other time would be spent preparing for the meetings and occasional excursions or events.
Interaction Level Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours 3 / Week
Accessibility We are an inclusive organization. If someone requires accommodations we will do our best to make the necessary accommodations.
Location Varying
Number of Positions Bruce County ; Grey County ; Simcoe County 
500 individual(s) needed in total. 
We have units in the majority of communities in Ontario and will match volunteers with a unit that is closest to them.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided
Police Check Required
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Start Date On or after 17 Apr 2023
Community Sets Barrie ; Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, or Haliburton ; Perth and Huron Counties ; South Simcoe ; VC - Bruce and Grey Counties ; VC - Muskoka District ; VC - North Simcoe ; VC - Orillia & Area ; VC - Parry Sound District ; VC - Peterborough ; VC - Simcoe County ; VC - Simcoe, Muskoka, Parry Sound District, Bruce, Grey, Peterborough & Northumberland ; VC - South Georgian Bay ; VC -Northumberland

Agency Details: Girl Guides of Canada

Toll Free Phone 1-833-433-0996; 1-877-323-4545
E-Mail info@girlguides.ca
Website www.girlguides.ca