About GFS Blyth

GFS is opening a new girls-only social group in Blyth to give girls in the area an opportunity to be inspired by female role models and feel positive about their lives. The group will provide a safe and non-judgmental space where young women can let go and be themselves, so the work is incredibly valuable.

The group will run weekly, volunteer-led sessions and provide a space for girls and young women to learn about issues that are relevant to them and how to make positive life choices. There will also be lots of opportunities to get involved in games, crafts, sports, trips and outdoor activities.

We are looking for amazing women to help set up the group and to run the group once it starts. You don’t need to have experience in working with children to join us, just a passion for improving the lives of young women – we will provide all of the training you need.

In the initial stages of the project, volunteers will have the support of a qualified youth worker, who will plan all activities and manage the running of the group. The volunteers will be supported by a Regional Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator on an ongoing basis.

Volunteer training for this group will commence on the evening of 30 September in Chester-le-Street. Expenses can be reimbursed. If you are unable to commence training at this time, please do still get in touch as other training opportunities may be available.

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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.

– GFS volunteer

Roles available

We’re currently looking for Group Leaders and Activity Leaders. Take a look at the role descriptions below to see which role is for you.

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Being a GFS Group Leader

Being a Group Leader is a great opportunity for women who want to use their vision and leadership skills to make a difference. As well as interacting with girls at weekly sessions, the role involves taking a lead on planning the group’s activities and keeping the everything running smoothly.

This hugely rewarding role requires around five hours of time each week and is particularly suited to someone who can commit at least one year to volunteering. There is also the opportunity to share the Group Leader role and form a co-leadership team.

Download the full role description for more information on the responsibilities and commitments that are expected of a Group Leader.

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Being a GFS Activity Leader

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, admin 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 around a year’s commitment.

Download the full role description for more information on the responsibilities and commitments that are expected of an Activity Leader.

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