Adults in Guiding
Through Guiding, adult women can develop themselves, make lifelong friendships, and give back to the community. As a volunteer working with youth, you can inspire girls and young women to be their best. Whether it’s a long term commitment or a short term project, there are opportunities to suit your lifestyle. Any woman 18 years and older who is prepared to make the Guide Promise can be an adult member. Adult Volunteer involvement is varied – you can share professional skills and hobbies, help with fundraising, be a social member, assist Leaders with Unit activities, hold a State role, or join a Support Group.
Adult women can become Leaders and work with girls and young women. Leaders are carefully chosen women who understand and care about the particular needs of girls, and enjoy sharing their expertise and life experience in helping to shape the future of young women. Leaders are responsible for actively encouraging girls to be their best and achieve their full potential. For more information please see the Leadership Roles below.
All our Leaders attend regular training courses to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to carry out their roles. We also recognise your prior learning when you are becoming qualified as a Leader.
Leaders come from all walks of life, and all family and working situations, and work in a team coordinated by the Region Manager. All Adult members are bound to a Code of Conduct and all Girl Guides WA Leaders are required to complete a Keeping Children Safe orientation in relation to policies and procedures regarding the protection of children from abuse. Girl Guides WA also complies with the Youth Worker requirements of the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian. All Girl Guides WA Leaders require a Working with Children Check, which is a State Government requirement for people who work or volunteer with children. We can provide assistance with Working with Children Check applications.
If you would like to know more about becoming a Guide Leader, click this brochure or complete theadult enquiry form.