Here, we’ve outlined the kind of activities and time commitments you can expect from each role. However, as you read through, remember that one of the best things about volunteering with GFS is that you’re part of a team. That means that you’ll always have support around you while you learn and develop.

The country may be in lockdown, but the need to support girls as keen as ever, and we have had to think creatively about how we continue to reach girls and young women. 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.

Virtual Activity Leader

A Virtual Activity Leader, mean you’d be joining online groups and working with other volunteers to run activities for the girls who join them. It’s a great way of supporting vulnerable girls during this difficult time and great fun too. Find out more about the role here.

Update *We have been delighted with the positive response to this role. While we still welcome you application, we do have a limited number of space available at this time.*

Content Creator

If you enjoy coming up with creative activities that can build confidence and inspire girls, you should join us as a Content Creator. Instead of delivering activities at groups, this role focuses on developing them. You would create engaging GFS activities that can be done, either in a virtual group, or in a home setting. Find out more about the role here.

Group Leader

Our Group Leader role is great for people who would like to take a leadership role in running a GFS group. Group Leaders lead on the overall programme planning, coordinating the volunteer team, communicating with parents, reporting on safeguarding matters and making sure the group runs safely. The Group Leader also keeps an eye on tasks related to running the group like registrations and collecting subs. 

With this role, you’ll receive training and have the opportunity to undertake qualifications in first aid and food hygiene. You’ll also have the support of our Volunteer Coordinator and your local Regional Development Coordinator (RDC) to help ensure that you can focus on running the best group you can.

Click here for everything you need to know about the Group Leader role.

Please note that this role is only open to women. For our roles that work directly with girls, we can only accept women volunteers under the provisions of the Equality Act 2010.

Activity Leader

Our Activity Leader role supports our Group Leader in planning and running sessions with the girls. Activity Leaders may take the lead on taking register, collecting subs, organising materials for the sessions and generally helping the Group Leader with tasks related to running the group. 

Click here for everything you need to know about the Activity Leader role.

General Helper

General Helpers help out at the group on a more casual basis. You could be helping out at regular weekly group sessions for a period of time or at one-off trips and residentials during the summer. You may support the group in a non-direct way in helping promote the group’s activities or taking care of bookkeeping and admin for the group.

Find out more about the General Helper role here.

Please note that this role is only open to women. For our roles that work directly with girls, we can only accept women volunteers under the provisions of the Equality Act 2010.

Feeling inspired?

If you think that you would enjoy being a part of GFS, apply by clicking on the button below, now. You can either let us know that you are definitely interested in joining or a group, or that you’d just like to find out a bit more and chat about the roles in your area.