Role models needed for girls, teens at Kiama Girl Guides

Will you come and be a leader for the guides in Kiama?

Kiama Girl Guides were recently forced to cut back weekly meetings to fortnightly for their 10-14 year old guides.

"Unfortunately we are short on leaders and adult helpers for our girl guides," Kiama Girl Guides District Manager Lisa Pickens said.

"We would love to be able to have the girls back full time as soon as possible but until we get some committed help this isn’t possible, we just hope that in the meantime we don’t lose numbers."

The Kiama Girl Guides are seeking volunteer leaders and helpers, for about two hours per week.

Guide leaders are friends, role models and mentors to youth members.

You do not require any guiding experience, just a positive and caring attitude.

What do the guides do?

We aim to empower young people to become confident, self-respecting and responsible community members. We are not affiliated with any religion, and we believe in inspiring and empowering youth to believe they can be whatever they want to be!

What do leaders do?

Unit leaders meet weekly with a group of girls at the Kiama Guide Hall.

Meetings run between 1.5 and 2 hours. During the meeting you will help members develop skills, positive values and confidence through fun activities. You will be supported by a District and a Region Manager (also volunteers) and the team of other Leaders in the Region.

How do you become a leader?

Becoming a leader involves becoming a member and participating in training in emergency first aid and other leadership skills. We offer regular training by a qualified team. There are no out-of-pocket costs.

Why should you get involved in leadership?

Our leaders report they have increased their all-round confidence and skills, experienced the joy of helping youth members grow, made lifelong friendships, and had loads of fun. Australians have been part of this amazing organisation for over 100 years and we’re seeking fresh people to take us forward with our modern goals of empowerment, confidence, advocacy and making a difference.

Ex-guides are welcome to apply but NO EXPERIENCE is necessary.

Working with Children check will be required.