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Change her world and your own

Volunteer opportunities with Girl Guides

Girl Guides of Canada has volunteer opportunities for you to mentor girls as they explore new challenges, develop ready-for-anything skills, and take on new adventures. Change her world and your own as you spark extraordinary moments of fun and help girls discover their potential.

Apply to join our valued team of volunteers

Volunteering with Girl Guides is:

  • Fun – you’ll share lots of laughter and new experiences
  • Rewarding – cheer girls on and watch their confidence grow
  • Life-changing – develop skills such as communication, event planning and leadership
  • Unforgettable – connect with women leaders in your community and around the world 

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Volunteering with girls in a unit – as a Unit Guider you’ll facilitate empowering, hands-on activities for girls ages 5-17 in your community in weekly meetings which run from fall until spring.
  • Volunteering with other adults to support Guiding – volunteer as a treasurer or assist at special events, camps and more.
A young girl playing on a swing with a Girl Guides volunteer. The volunteer is making a face with a big smile at the girl.

Volunteers support girls 5-17 as they:

  • Develop skills and confidence that will last a lifetime
  • Make new friends and have fun adventures in a safe, supportive environment
  • Discover they can achieve more than they ever imagined
  • Realize they can make a difference in the world

Along the way, you’ll meet amazing women in your community and have tons of fun, too.

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*All volunteers must be the age of majority in their province or territory.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I do as a volunteer with a Girl Guide unit?

Volunteering with girls in a unit means planning regular unit meetings, facilitating girl-driven programming, and creating a safe space for laughter, creativity and confidence building. You’ll be a role model for girls as you lead them through fun activities, outdoor adventures, community service projects and Girl Guide cookie sales. 
 

What happens in a unit meeting?

Each unit meeting lasts between 1-2 hours, depending on the age of the girls. Meetings usually include a mix of fun program activities such as games, crafts, science experiments, singing, baking, or anything else you and the girls in your unit wish to try! Our program platform provides a library of fun activities for each age group to explore and earn badges.

What kind of support is offered to new volunteers?

You’ll be supported every step of the way with training on everything from girl safety and administration to diversity and inclusion. Our new Guider training and mentorship programs are designed specifically for volunteers during their first year with Girl Guides.

What kind of time commitment is needed to volunteer with Girl Guides? 

Units usually meet on a weekly basis from September through to May or June. Volunteers commit to 3 hours per week of unit planning and meetings, plus additional hours, when required, for planning and facilitating trips or events.

How many volunteers are there in each unit?

At a minimum there are two volunteers for every unit. Volunteers work together to plan and facilitate fun activities for girls each week.

Do I need to have prior Guiding experience to apply?

No prior Guiding experience is required, just a desire to be part of our vision of a better world, by girls!

Have other questions?

Please email screening@girlguides.ca and we can answer your questions about our volunteer opportunities.

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