About GFS Chester-le-Street
GFS Chester-le-Street offers weekly sessions providing a space for girls and young women to meet new friends in a relaxed, single gender environment. We host a range of fun activities including crafts and life skills, games and trips out to help develop confidence and self-esteem. We also provide advice and workshops on a variety of topics for our older groups.
Group age range
Group meeting time
Monday evenings 6-7.30pm
Bullion Hall Community Centre, South Approach, Chester-Le-Street
We’re looking for volunteers to help run this thriving group. You will be supported by a staff Group Coordinator that will be dedicated to your group and receive full training. Find out more about our volunteer experience here.
You can also sign up for an informal online information session to find out a bit more. Sign up here.
Being an Activity Leader is a hands on role, helping the group leader deliver fun and inspiring activities, as well as helping with group planning and social media. You’ll be a role model for the girls and young women in your group and get the chance to help build their confidence.
This role requires around three hours of time each week and at least nine months commitment.
Take a look at the full role description to see what it’s like to be a GFS Activity Leader.
Being a Helper is a support role for the group’s regular volunteers. You’ll be available to support sessions on an occasional basis, or when needed, for example when members of the core team are unwell, or if there is a trip out. This role is great for someone who is only available intermittently or wants to take a support role within the group.
This role has a lesser training requirement, but doesn’t give the same kind of leadership experience or consistent relationship building that the Activity Leader role offers.
Take a look at the full role description to see what it’s like to be a General Helper at GFS.
“Being a GFS leader means having the opportunity to enable young women and girls to have a place of activity they can call their own. Friendships are formed between girls, their families and the leaders which can last the rest of their lives. It gives a sense of satisfaction to see girls blossom and grow in confidence and gives them a sense of self-worth.“