Could you become a Guides leader – and gain some important skills at the same time?
Guide units in Armley, Bramley and Wortley are appealing for volunteer leaders to give up a couple of hours of their time each week. New members, aged between 10 and 16, are also welcome.
Denise Ramsden, of the 2nd New Wortley Unit, said no qualifications are necessary to become a leader – you just need to be a woman with an interest in working with young people. She added:
“Full training and support is given.
“Volunteering is good for self esteem and self confidence. It’s good for giving you skills that you can take into things like job interviews – and volunteering makes you feel good that you’re putting something back into the community!”
Join the Guides
There are also vacancies for girls to join Guide units. Denise added:
“You get basic training and gain skills through taking badges like first aid. You get to expand your knowledge of the world and your community – and, most impogtantly, you get to have a lot of fun!”
She said that Guides were open to girls of any background and nationality.
For more details about volunteering or a girl joining a local Guide unit, email Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on Girlguiding can be found here.