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Unit Helper

Irish Girl Guides North East Region

About Irish Girl Guides North East Region

We are a youth-driven, dynamic organisation offering a varied and exciting programme for girls and young women aged 5-30, and opportunities for women of all ages. As a girl-only movement, girls are free to develop and express themselves in a safe, comfortable, supported setting.

What's Involved

Guiding is an opportunity – it gives you the chance as an adult to help the next generation to learn to live and grow into adults equipped to cope with the joys, the anxieties, the fears and the demands of life. Guiding encourages the best in us as it gives us the opportunity to discover new ideas, new skills, new experiences and new friendships. There is a place for everyone in IGG and there are many different roles that you can take up that suit your availability and your skill set.

What's required for this position

IGG seeks to involve suitable adult volunteers who share the ethos and values of our organisation and have an interest in the development of girls and young women. IGG welcomes volunteers from all backgrounds, ages, cultures, faiths and abilities to work as Leaders or Unit Helpers with our different age groups which we call Branches – Ladybird, Brownie, Guide and Senior Branch. IGG provides a non-formal educational programme in the Republic of Ireland that is dynamic and flexible while offering values-based training in lifeskills, decision-making and leadership. Our Leaders all work in a voluntary capacity and are trained to implement our programme in which the needs of the individual girl are a priority. These volunteers are supported by our National Office staff and our Regional Development Officers. Through training and mentoring, new Leaders become familiar with the Guide programme. Spirituality, standards of personal behaviour, care for individuals and enthusiasm are part of every activity.

  • Arts/ Music/ Drama
  • Youth/ Childcare

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Hours required: 1hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Volunteer opportunities are available throughout Cavan, Meath, Louth and Monaghan

Also available in these counties
Cavan, Monaghan, Meath

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability
  • Sensory Disability
  • Learning Disability

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

You will find that the friendships you form with other Leaders and your relationship with the girls will enrich your life and help with your own personal development. Guiding will also provide you with important lifeskills that are transferable to other a

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  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Contact person: Rebecca Dolan
  • Organisation: Irish Girl Guides North East Region
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