ID: 159426

Girl Guides Unit Leader - Yarraville

Young People Regular - more than 6 months Yarraville VIC

About this opportunity

In Girl Guides, adult volunteers look after units of Girl Guides youth members and provide them with the Australian Guide Program. The volunteers can either be training Guide Leaders, or Unit Helpers. Some units have a mix of ages but typically Girl Guide units are age grouped (5-7 years, 7-10 years, 11-13 years and 14-17years).

In most units, two or more Leaders look after 10-20 girls; sometimes there is one Leader and another adult who may be a trainee leader, or a Unit helper. During a meeting , there are usually games, a craft or skill development activity, and discussions, planning, or badge presentations.

It is non-formal education, so there are not structured lessons, but each activity will involve learning and skill development in a fun way. Units meet weekly during school terms in the early evening. Units also go camping and have special activities on some weekends or holidays. Unit Leaders don’t have to like camping, or be good at it, or even go on camps, though many of us do, and find them very enjoyable.

This work would suit women with a sense of humour who like being with people, and who are interested in mentoring girls. You don't have to know lots of games or craft or other skills: just be willing to join in.

No previous experience of girl guides is necessary, as comprehensive training and resources are provided. Must be reliable and available weekly for regular unit meetings during school terms.

We are looking for leaders across all age groups, meetings occur on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings during school terms depending on which unit you join.

Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . 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.
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).
Reliable transport, or a willingness to travel by public transport.

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

2 hours per week at actual girl guide unit meetings during school terms. Depending on the unit guide meetings occur on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings during school terms. You will also need to take part in planning the activities each week and attend a district meetings with other adult volunteers in the area once a term (usually no more than two hours)

Suitable for
  • People with disability
Type of work
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Sport & Physical Activity
  • Tutoring & Coaching

All training and mentoring is provided. The Unit Leader training takes approximately 3-6 months to complete, through an orientation webinar, two days formal training and on-the-job mentoring. You can start in the role before completing the qualification.


Uniform is provided and all expenses are reimbursed.