Girlguiding Tees West Rainbows Assistant Leader

Why Girlguiding? Become an inspiring role model for our members
– and help empower girls to be their best. Join the 100,000 amazing volunteers
and supporters who make a real difference to nearly half a million girls and
young women.

Rainbows are 5 and 6 year old girls and you’ll
be volunteering directly with them. At our weekly meetings you’ll have fun, get
messy, meet new people and run activities that help our members discover their


Volunteering at weekly meetings directly with
young members.


Each unit leadership team does things
a little differently. Here are some of the activities that are part of being in
the team:

  • Help
    plan and deliver activities which are based on our Girlguiding programme.
    These are accessible and inclusive. Often they’re planned by volunteers
    and girls at the beginning of term

  • You’ll
    go to your unit meeting each week (usually an hour to an hour and a half)
    and run activities with the girls and other volunteers

  • Safeguarding
    is at the heart of everything we do at Girlguiding, so you’ll help provide
    a safe, girl-only space where every girl and young woman can take part

  • You’ll
    also be keeping up the Doing Our Best standards for your unit

  • You’ll
    complete training for the role and follow Girlguiding policies

  • You
    might communicate with parents, carers and other Girlguiding

  • Assistant Leaders
    usually spend maximum of two hours a week outside of the unit time on the
    role (depending on how the unit responsibilities are shared and what
    activities are planned). This might include preparing activities for unit meetings or
    going to district meetings

  • Assistant leaders share concerns with their unit leader.

Knowledge & Skills

All training will be supplied. Basic skills are
listed under personal qualities.

Personal Qualities

  • Flexibility You
    need to change your plans according to the needs of the girls.

  • Willingness
    to get involved
    To take part in a team and

  • TeamworkBe
    able to work with others and share tasks and responsibilities.

  • Personal
    and digital communication skills
    You’ll have
    a part in communicating with parents and other volunteers in your

  • Attention
    to detail
    Some tasks, like updating or overseeing
    the accounts, need your diligence, although there will be a great team to
    support you.

  • Willingness
    to learn
    Learning as you go to keep your skills

General Requirements

To start, you’ll need to become a member, complete your
Level 1, 2 and 3 A Safe Space, and hold a valid disclosure check. All of this
is arranged by Girlguiding.

As an assistant leader, you'll be supported to complete our leadership qualification.


Please complete the form below to register your interest in the opportunity.