Girlguiding Tees West Rainbows 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 potential.


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 
  • Your whole unit leadership team decides who keeps the accounts and unit records.
    But you may have overall responsibility, especially if you have a small team (even if
    your unit has an administrator)
  • You might communicate with parents, carers and other Girlguiding volunteers 
  • Leaders usually spend two to five 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 contacting new members or going to district meetings
  • Leaders share issues and concerns with local commissioners

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 activities. 
  • Teamwork
    Be 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 district. 
  • 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 fresh.

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 a leader, you will

You’ll be supported to complete our
Leadership qualification.


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