ID: 159145

Girl Guides Unit Leader - Kensington/North Melbourne

Young People Regular - more than 6 months Across: Kensington VIC, North Melbourne VIC

About this opportunity

In Girl Guides, Unit Leaders are trained volunteers who look after the girls and provide them with the Australian Guide Program. Units have girls of a mix of ages and our North Melbourne groups cover ages 5-9 years, 10-14 years and 14-17 years. We are looking for 3-4 reliable new volunteers to attend regularly and assist our volunteer Unit Leaders in planning and delivering activities with the girls. There will be opportunities to train and become qualified Unit Leaders as well.

During a typical girl guide meeting, there is a mix of games, skill development activities, crafts, discussion and planning, and badge presentations. Girl Guides is non-formal education, so Unit Leaders help set learning goals and plan activities, but there isn't a structured curriculum and we do a lot of self-directed learning, learning through play and working in small groups. Each activity will involve learning and skill development in a fun way.

Units meet weekly during school terms after school has finished. Units also can go camping and have special activities on weekends or holidays.

In 2020, we held Girl Guides meetings over Zoom. While we will resume in person meetings in 2021, we may return to video meetings should it be necessary for health and safety. It is essential that all volunteers conduct themselves in a COVID safe manner and take responsibility for conducting activities in a safe manner in line with our COVID Safe plan. As we need to have a certain number of volunteers to monitor COVID Safety at each meeting, this role requires volunteers to be reliable and proactive in communicating when they are not available to volunteer.

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Female Adult.
Two references to be provided after first interview.
Must be fit enough to pass CPR first aid training.
Sense of humour, likes to be with people, can enjoy games.
A we communicate via email and messaging between meetings, volunteers should be, or be prepared to become, computer-literate (email, internet, word processing) and have reliable access to a computer (e.g. local library).

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Running activities for girls - 2 hours per week at least during school terms. Planning and admin 0.5-1 hour per week. Attending team meetings 2 hours per month. Other activities are optional.

Suitable for
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Childcare
  • Education & Training
  • Sport & Physical Activity
  • Tutoring & Coaching

All training and mentoring is provided. The Unit Leader training takes approximately 6-9 months to complete, through a mix of online learning, zoom/in person workshops and on-the-job mentoring. You can start in the role before completing the qualification.


Uniform is provided and all expenses are reimbursed.