We are looking for women to empower girls to try new things, make friends and find their confidence and resilience. With GFS, you’ll have opportunities to take a lead and inspire the girls and young women to be the best they can be.
Everyone has something to offer GFS, and we want to bring together women from all walks of life to make great volunteer teams and give our girls different perspectives on life. So whether you’re motivated by skill or passion, life experience or a drive to make things better for girls and young women, you will be welcome at GFS.
What we do
We work with volunteers to run weekly social groups for girls. Sessions are made up of a range of activities that offer girls the chance to play, be creative, get active, develop skills, be part of their community and build self-esteem. The single gender nature of the groups makes them a safe place for girls to explore new ideas and try new things.
If you think you’d enjoy joining a team of volunteers in delivering a group, read on!
Volunteering during COVID-19
Here at GFS, we are committed to reaching girls and young women during this difficult time. We have had to think creatively about how we continue to reach those who need our service. The solution has been twofold; a number of our established groups have started meeting weekly online via Zoom and we have started releasing weekly programme guides that parents can do at home with their children.
To support these new activities we have two new roles available, which can be undertaken from home. Find out more about virtual volunteer roles here.
What to expect when you volunteer
Our volunteers are so important to what we do. That’s why we have clear support and training in place. Find out how we are committed to making sure you get the most out of your volunteer experience with us.
Find a group
GFS groups run every week during term time for girls aged 5 to 18 years and are based across England and Wales. Click here to see which groups are nearest to you and what their current vacancies are.
Whether you’re looking to develop skills, wanting to give back to your community or gaining experience while you study, there is something for everyone at GFS. Click here to find out more about the roles available.
Volunteer a skill or service
You can also contribute to a group by volunteering to do a session based on a specific skill or service you offer. Whether you’re a yoga instructor, a pottery maker or run a public speaking session for girls, we’d love to hear from you.