Join Us! -
Girlguiding Ulster is open to girls, young women and adult volunteers.
Girls can join: -
- Rainbows 4-7 years
- Brownies 7-10 years
- Guides 10-14 years
- Senior Section 14-25 years
If you would like to find out more details of a unit in your local area please phone Customer Services Office on 02890 425212 Extn 2 or click on the link above to Join Us.
Become a Leader
Girlguiding Ulster welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds, age groups and abilities. Guiding is flexible and can be arranged to fit around your lifestyle. As a Leader you would have the opportunity to use your talents, learn new skills, develop existing skills and make new friends! Also you would put something back by helping, encouraging and promoting young people today. Whatever your skills and interests, and no matter how much or little time you have to spare, one of our volunteer roles could suit you.
Different Ways of Volunteering
Whether it’s an hour or two every few months or a regular weekly commitment, there are lots of ways to volunteer and help Girlguiding Ulster put girls in the lead.
Unit Leaders and Assistant Leaders
Every Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Senior Section unit has at least one Leader, who has completed the Girlguiding UK Leadership Qualification. Leaders have overall responsibility for the unit, although sometimes this is shared between a team. Leaders plan activities, organise outings and camps and ensure that finances and paperwork are kept up to date. Unit Leaders are female, aged over 18 years. If you decide to become a Leader, you will be assigned a Mentor to help you complete your qualification, and an experienced local support network is there to help.
Unit Helpers and occasional helpers
For those who don’t wish to commit to becoming a Leader but do want to work in the unit with girls and young women, the role of a Unit Helper is perfect. Helpers are vital to Guiding, not least because Girlguiding UK has a recommended adult-to-child ratio. Unit Helpers can be either male or female, aged over 18yrs. Occasional helpers can be any age. They can wear section wear if they choose. How often helpers work with units varies and is up to individuals; you may be part of a helpers’ rota.
All Guiding units are grouped into bigger groups, from Districts up to Divisions, Counties and Countries/Regions. All of these levels have Commissioners who work with a team to support adult volunteers and organise Guiding in their area.
12 Hour Challenge
Could you spare just 12 hours to do something for girls this year? If so, you could take part in our 12 Hour Challenge.
To find out more about Guiding and get in touch with a local unit you can also fill in the online form linked below to Girlguiding UK.