Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are critical to the success of the Guiding movement. Whether you are new to Guiding, have a few years under your belt or are a life-long member, young women and seasoned members can bring a variety of experiences to our organizations. Recruitment is currently underway for the following provincial-level volunteer positions.

The application form for Provincial Committees is available on the forms page and can be sent to the ns-executiveassistant@girlguides.ca.

Are you looking for a new Guiding challenge? Join the Nova Scotia Provincial Commissioner and her team! With the fourth largest membership in the country it takes a province to put girls first – so we need your help!

Who is eligible?

  • Nova Scotia adult Guiders with current membership
  • Guiders of any age or experience bracket
  • Guiders who have a passion for Girl Guides

Reasons to apply:

  • Three-year terms
  • Flexible meeting schedules
  • Give back to the Guiding community in a new way
  • Skills based volunteer positions
  • Opportunity to network with provincial peers
  • Gain valuable skills that enhance your resume
  • Be a part of the bigger picture – Mentor-ship provided as you move along in your new role.

NS is very fortunate to have dedicated volunteers to help our members experience the best Guiding can offer, but we can’t do it without help. Because members serve a period of three years in a provincial role, there are several positions that will be available this May and we are looking for interested individuals to join the team.

Available Volunteer Positions

Positions will be removed once filled.

Full position descriptions are available on the Committee Responsibilities page

Area Commissioner Volunteer Positions:

• Ceilidh Area
• Harbourside Area
• Maplewood Area

The Area Commissioner (AC) role is important to the success of the Area and Province, and we have two volunteer opportunities beginning May 2023. If you are considering stepping up as the AC, please be assured there will be mentoring and on-going support as you work into this role.

The successful candidate will be someone who can:
• Provide responsible leadership and a strong sense of teamwork
• Communicate in an open, positive, clear, timely and effective manner
• Support the Area Council members through recognition, mentoring and coaching
• Actively participate on Provincial Council, both as the voice of your area and with a commitment to the best interests of Guiding in Nova Scotia

 You can visit the NS Committee Responsibilities page and find the Area Commissioner position description at the bottom of the page, in the Area section for a complete description. If you think you may be interested in the Area Commissioner position for your Area, and would like to discuss this position further, please feel free to contact Mary Louise at ns-dpc1@girlguides.ca.

To apply, please download and complete the Volunteer Applications - Provincial Position form, which can also be found under the "Adult" heading, on the NS Forms page.

Provincial Committee Members:

  • Youth Liaison: Is a member of Provincial Council and coordinator of the Provincial Youth Forum; ensures the voice of girl Members is considered in Council deliberations and is the liaison between the Council and the Youth Forum. Seeks advice and opinion from the Youth Forum on issues of programming; event, operational, and membership growth plans; and concerns and trends impacting girl membership within the province.
  • Embers Celebration Task Team: The Ember Celebration committee will work together to plan and execute a province wide Embers rally to celebrate the branch name change. The fun-filled event is tentatively scheduled for fall 2023. We are looking for 4 adult volunteers and 2 youth members (15-17) to help shape the event. Time commitment is flexible.
  • Keji Tri-Ventures Team (Camping): The Keji Tri Ventures Team will plan and execute a five-day, four-night adventure camp from July 19 to 23 in Kejimkujik National Park. Volunteer leads and support staff are required for a variety of roles including Responsible Guider, Food Services, Health Services, Programming and much more.
  • Kwah-ee Team Lead (Camping Team): Promote and administer the winter and summer Kwah-ee camping experience for Guide and Pathfinder-age members, delivering a high standard of camping experience for all
  • Membership Adviser (Member Services Team): Plans and supports activities and processes relating to the growth, registration, retention, and recognition of girl and adult members within the areas and province
  • Cookie Adviser: Is fully familiar with the cookie website, how to access and place orders, and the ordering deadlines for cookies and sales aids. She ensures all cookie orders from within the provincial jurisdiction are entered to meet the National deadlines; and provides delivery details, media information, and sales aids orders on behalf of the Provincial Council.
  • Trefoil Adviser: Supports and keeps Trefoil Guild members engaged in the GGC Mission and Vision by promoting Trefoil Guild activities, initiatives, publications, and events. She provides information to Trefoil Guild members regarding the province-wide initiatives of GGC and advising of opportunities available to Trefoil Guild members to continue to contribute to GGC.

As a reminder, the application form for Provincial Committees is available on the forms page and can be sent to ns-executiveassistant@girlguides.ca.

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