Over the past year Girlguiding leaders have been working hard to keep girls and young women motivated and thriving through virtual guiding – but local groups urgently need more volunteers.
District commissioner Elaine Wilson said: “We have 350 girls waiting for Rainbow places, and 220 waiting for Brownie places across St Albans.
“We would be delighted to welcome new volunteers – to give more girls the opportunity to grow and develop and become more confident.
“With restrictions easing we can meet face to face again, and the girls are really enjoying being together and making friends after the difficulties of the last year.
“We have a Brownie unit in central St Albans who haven’t been able to start meeting again, as the leader moved away during the pandemic. We’d really like to reopen this unit – with your help we can!”
Girlguiding CEO, Angela Salt, said: “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.
To find out more, and how to offer your time and skills girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer