Leading Girls

As a Leader with Girls you will enjoy helping girls develop and grow.

There are a range of roles available to women who would like to volunteer to work with girls in a Guide Unit:

Unit Leader: A unit leader is a member of Girl Guides Australia who has completed training to become a Qualified Unit Leader. She has overall responsibility for the management of the Guide Unit. She works with other Unit Leaders, Assistant Unit Leaders and other helpers to plan activities, run weekly meetings and special events.

Assistant Unit Leader: an Assistant Unit Leader is a member of Girl Guides Australia who has completed training to become an Assistant Unit Leader. She works with the Unit Leader and other helpers to plan activities, run weekly meetings and special events.

Unit Helper: A Unit Helper is a member of Girl Guides Australia. She has not completed training and works under the direction of a Unit Leader. A Unit Helper is a valued member of the leadership team.

Parent Helper: A parent helper is not a member of Girl Guides Australia. Parent Helpers do not complete training and work under the direction of a Unit Leader or Assistant Unit Leader. Parent helpers may help at weekly meetings , special events or activities or share skills or expertise with the Unit.

While each Unit must have at least one qualified Unit Leader; there may be any number of Unit Leaders, Assistant Unit Leaders and Unit Helpers in each Unit. Unit Leaders, Assistant Unit Leaders and Unit Helpers work together to deliver the Australian Guide Program with their Guides.

To find out more about volunteering with our youth members contact the Girl Guides ACT & SE NSW Region Office.