Girl Guides Volunteer

Activity overview

Please note: this volunteering is with an external community organisation that UOWx has a partnership with. Please contact uowx@uow.edu.au once you have been accepted into this role and UOWx will add you to the Moodle site so you can commence claiming your hours.

What will I do?

You will be assisting the Unit Leaders in upholding youth welfare. Volunteers help with looking out for the wellbeing and safety of the Girl Guides during meeting times. You will also assist the Unit Leader with program preparation and delivery on a weekly basis.

Guiding provides a values-based dynamic and flexible non-formal educational program for girls and young women in a fun and supportive girls only environment. Girls develop leadership skills, a sense of personal responsibility and a shared purpose to make the world a better place. With the support of an amazing team of volunteer female Leaders, Guides enables girls and young women to grow into confident, self-respecting, responsible community members. By being part of a global movement, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, we have access to innovative contemporary projects with a focus on leadership and creating opportunities so "all girls are valued and take action to change the world". There are 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in over 145 countries.


How will I benefit?

Our Guiding volunteers benefit in a range of ways including:

  • Working for an organisation that makes a real difference for girls and young women
  • Interacting with like-minded individuals, building friendships and a community while volunteering
  • Acquiring new skills including communication and management

How do I apply?

Completing the online volunteer application.

For more information please contact the membership department in the Girl Guides NSW & ACT office:

Phone: 02 8396 5200
Email: guides@girlguides-nswactnt.org.au


Are there any special requirements of the role?

To be successful in the volunteer role you will need to have the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Healthy appreciation of volunteering and willingness to work within the ethos of the Girl Guides Association
  • The ability to work in a team and achieve objectives
  • Good time management, presentation and efficiency
  • Good organisation skills
  • This role will suit women 18 years+
  • You will need to provide a valid Working with Children Check 

Minimum requirements for UOWx recognition

To receive UOWx recognition you must complete the following:

  • An 'engaged' student will need to complete 20 hours over a calendar year
  • A 'highly engaged' student will need to complete 40 hours over a calendar year

Make sure to email uowx@uow.edu.au as soon as you sign up for this activity so you can get the instructions to log your hours.


Futher information

Please visit the Girl Guides website for more information. 

Where? When? Time commitment Type Learning Streams
  • Batemans Bay Campus
  • Bega Campus
  • Shoalhaven Campus
  • South Western Sydney (SWS)
  • Southern Highlands Campus
  • Southern Sydney Campus
  • Sydney CBD Campus
  • Wollongong
  • Autumn Session
  • Spring Session
  • Summer
  • Winter
2 hours a week during the School term - Minimum 20 hours
  • External Volunteer
  • Collaboration and Communication
  • Community and Social Change
  • Global and Cultural Awareness
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Mentoring and Wellbeing