Adults in Guiding
If you think you might like to volunteer in some way within Girlguiding Cambridgeshire West we would love to hear from you! No prior experience of Guiding is necessary – the most important attributes are reliability and a good sense of humour!
We appreciate that most people are busy these days – most of our leaders work as well as look after their family and run a home. We recognise that everyone’s time is precious – and this is one reason why we like to have a small team to run each Unit so that there can be flexibility around holidays, school meetings, etc. We are also willing to consider holding meetings at a time to suit you – perhaps straight after school, at the weekend, or even longer meetings fortnightly instead of shorter meetings once a week – we must be creative to enable Guiding to fit into everyday life. In Guiding we prove that if each person does a little, together we can achieve tremendous things.
There are various ways of volunteering help – of course our wish is to provide sufficient Units to enable all girls who want to join a Unit to be able to do so – so if you feel you might be able to become a leader that would be wonderful. However it is also possible to assist with a Unit as a helper, or in some other way such as looking after the accounts, helping with occasional trips and events, sharing your hobbies with the girls, ordering uniform and badges for the Unit, etc. On a slightly wider scale you might be able to consider running a trading depot, taking notes of leader's meetings, checking the Units’ accounts, organising fundraising events, and so on – the list is endless!
Whether you’re involved in guiding or not, Trefoil Guild is a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people to share your next adventure - whatever that might be!
Trefoil Guild is a branch of Girlguiding and its members agree to support the guiding ethos - including the pledge to help other people. Many members pass on their skills and knowledge to local guiding units, from helping Brownies work towards a badge to preparing older girls for a camping adventure. Many members are unit leaders or helpers in Girlguiding units.
But it’s not all about the girls - there are plenty or opportunities for members to try something new, take on a new personal challenge and escape the daily routine. The best thing is that what you do is up to you!
Across the UK, there are over 1,100 Trefoil Guilds with over 20,000 members - some meet every week, others less frequently
For more information and details on how to join please visit the Trefoil Guild Website