127 people are interested
Volunteer Group Leader (Unit Guider) - Toronto
ORGANIZATION: Girl Guides of Canada - Guides du Canada
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127 people are interested
Volunteer Group Leader (Unit Guider)
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), Embers (age 7-8), Guides (age 9-11), Pathfinders (age 12-14) or Rangers (age 15-17).
Volunteers will receive access to a digital program platform stocked with age-appropriate activities and meeting tools, as well as training on how to deliver activities in ways that will empower and encourage girls.
Units meet on a regular basis, from weekly to monthly, depending on the age of the girls. Volunteers commit to 3 hours per week for unit meetings plus additional hours, when required, for trips and events.
What You’ll Do as A Group 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’ll Bring:
- A welcoming, imaginative and enthusiastic attitude.
- Openness, flexibility and a willingness to try new things.
- An appreciation of diversity and inclusivity.
- An embrace of the girl-driven approach to Girl Guides.
- The ability to understand, encourage and respect girls’ ideas and thoughts.
- Resourcefulness, dependability and creativity.
- A willingness to show your unique talents and skills.
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.
- Complete organizational training components on safety, the role and administrative duties, as part of the volunteer onboarding process.
About Girl Guides of Canada - Guides du Canada
50 Merton Street, Toronto, Ontario M4S 1A3, CA
Mission - To be a catalyst for girls empowering girls. Guiding provides a safe, all-girl environment that invites girls to challenge themselves, to find their voice, meet new friends, have fun and make a difference in the world. Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC) strives to ensure that girls and women from all walks of life, identities and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can fully participate. Girl Guides is an organization with over 100 years of history and a strong and growing future.
In the last 100 years, 7 million Canadian girls and women have been involved in Guiding.
Throughout our history, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC) has prepared girls to meet the challenges that they face in their lives head on. Whether it was girls learning to bandage wounds during the First World War or girls today working on their anti-bullying badge, Guiding continually evolves to reflect the needs and interests of contemporary girls and women. Today, Guiding's innovative programming is helping the next generation of Canadian girls become confident, courageous and resourceful leaders.
Greater Toronto AreaToronto, Ontario M4S 1A3Canada
January 15, 2024
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Once a week with additional time for planning and occasional excursions or activities.
- Please fill out our application: https://www.girlguides.ca/WEB/AdultReg