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Reservoir - Girl Guides Make & Craft Leader

Girl Guides - North West Metro Region
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Be part of the team organising inspiring, challenging and exciting activities for girl guides! This will enable girls to build leadership, challenge themselves, grow their personal skills and make new connections with the community.  The leader will be planning a range of activities that will be offered to unit leaders across the district & also offering to run activities that the units have come up with.

The district team will meet monthly to plan upcoming weeks.  The make & craft leader will then spend 1 night a week (tues, wed, thurs or fri) going into a unit and leading an activity. Training is provided for leader training as per girl guide requirements. The activitiess may be for girls aged from 5-17 years, or for a 5-9 year olds, or for 10-15 year olds, or for 14-17 year olds.

Specific experience of girl guides is not required.

Skills, experience and attitude required:

  • Willingness to train as a leader of youth
  • Willingness to attend weekly meetings, once a week and across a range of nights
  • Willingness to independently run activities with girls and join in with enthusiasm
  • Ability to work in teams and independently between meetings *Ability to individually plan, schedule & organise own roster
  • Ability to consider and manage risks around activities
  • Enthusiasm for adventure
  • Reliable internet access to allow collaboration between meetings (e.g. email, google drive, etc)
  • Understanding of interests of girls and issues they are facing
  • Creativity
  • Strong communication skills to promote events to girls and other girl guide leaders.

Volunteering with girl guides allows you to help girls develop their personal and leadership skills and connects you with a network of women leaders of a variety of ages and experiences.

After the initial interview, you will need to provide references, undertake a Working with Children Check and Police Check, and complete training the Girl Guides Victoria Child Safety Framework.