Press Release
June 2018
Girl guiding Lanarkshire is celebrating the incredible impact made by its estimated 500> inspiring volunteers and inviting more helpers to join the fun in 2018.
To mark Volunteers’ Week GirlGuiding Lanarkshire is thanking its dedicated volunteers for all they do to inspire and empower local girls and young women. Part of the Girlguiding Scotland, the leading charity for girls and young women in the country, GirlGuiding Lanarkshire volunteers supports girls age 5-25 to learn new skills, make new friends and grow in confidence, through an action-packed programme that includes everything from camping to campaigning, science to sport, international travel to social action.
In recent years GirlGuiding Lanarkshire has supported girls to enjoy new adventures and take on new challenges including International selection, ICE, Regional camps, science centre sleepovers, tartan gig and other national events>.
As Girlguiding continues to be in high demand in the area, the team is keen to widen opportunities to even more girls and is actively looking for volunteers to join in the fun. There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities available, from supporting girls to develop their skills and make new friends as a unit helper or unit leader, to providing assistance with administration, fundraising and marketing.
Rachael who is training to be a leader and has worked with the 11th Hamilton Guide unit from being a young leader said: “As I was growing up, GirlGuiding provided me with countless opportunities to learn new skills, make new friends and experience new things. I volunteer because I want to give girls and young women the same amazing opportunities that I had and more. Being a volunteer is extremely rewarding and I love seeing the girls’ confidence grow over the time they spend in Guides. Volunteering with GirlGuiding also gives me the chance to develop my own skills and learn from some amazing girls and women!

In addition to enjoying all the fun and adventure Girlguiding has to offer, volunteers receive bespoke mentoring and training specific to their roles.
Moira, Girlguiding Scotland’s lead volunteer, said: “On this Volunteers’ Week I’d like to say a huge thank you to all out volunteers who help to inspire and empower our around 50,000 young members across the country.
“We want to make sure every girl who wants to can join in the fun and adventure of Girlguiding Scotland but to help make that happen we need more helpers to get involved. There are so many benefits to being a volunteer, from developing your skills & experience to help in your career to making friendships and memories that last a lifetime.”
“Plus, with our new programme, packed with exciting badges and challenges, due to launch this summer, it’s a really exciting time to join Scotland’s largest charity for women and girls and help empower the next generation.”
To find out more about how you can join in the fun and adventure of Girlguiding Scotland and help inspire and empower girls in your community visit www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk/get-involved/
For further information, please contact CARA Stewart, County PRA South Lanarkshire
Email: countypra@gmail.com
About Girlguiding Scotland:
Girlguiding Scotland is the leading charity for girls and young women in Scotland, with around 50,000 young members. We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good. We give them a space to have fun. Find out more at www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk

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