Girl Guides of Canada (Unit Guiders within Girl Guides of Canada, Calgary area)

Organization Name: Girl Guides of Canada
Opportunity Title: Unit Guiders within Girl Guides of Canada, Calgary area
Category: Children & Youth
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: September 4, 2023
End Date: June 28, 2028

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Welcome to Girl Guides! 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), Brownies (age 7-8), Guides (age 9-11), Pathfinders (age 12-14) or Rangers (age 15-17). What You’ll Do as A Volunteer 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 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. Follow Guiding protocols and vaccination policy, volunteers must be fully vaccinated to take part in in-person activities. Complete organizational training components on safety, the role and administrative duties, as part of the volunteer onboarding process. Benefits that Volunteering at Girl Guides of Canada will add to your resume. Broaden your Interpersonal skills. Develop your teamwork, leadership abilities. Expand communication and organizational skills. Collaborate and create with other Guiders. Showcase your dependability compassion, problem-solving skills. Networking with other Guiders across Canada. Fun, rewarding, life-changing, and unforgettable experiences.

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