Over the past year, Girlguiding leaders have been working hard to keep girls and young women motivated, inspired and thriving through virtual guiding, but local groups now need more volunteers to meet the demand for places.
Bushey District Commissioner Grace Bantin explains she currently has 34 girls on waiting lists for Rainbows, 104 for Brownies and 32 for Guides and that many of these girls may never be offered a place without more help.
Viv, 4th Bushey Guide Leader said: “Girlguiding is an organisation that all girls can attend whatever their background or ability. I am proud that girls grow in confidence and self-belief during their time with us. Please don’t hesitate to volunteer. The rewards always outweigh the work, and the team spirit keeps us all going!”
Girlguiding CEO, Angela Salt said: “It is wonderful to see a return to face-to-face guiding, but the impact the pandemic has had on young people will not disappear overnight. Guiding and other youth organisations have an important role to play in the recovery and continuing support of young people.
“The benefits of volunteering are fantastic – from meeting new people, to gaining skills and knowing that you are making a positive contribution to the lives of girls and young women, at a crucial time.”
Girlguiding is modern and flexible around you. To find out more, and offer your time and skills visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer