About GFS Grindon
We’re a fun, friendly weekly girls’ youth group. We offer sessions which provide a space for girls and young women to meet new friends in a relaxed, girls-only environment and – most importantly – to have fun.
We currently have some amazing volunteers, but we are looking for Group Leaders and Activity Leaders to join the team. You don’t need to have experience in working with children to join us, just a passion for improving the lives of girls and young women – we will provide all of the training you need.
Group age range
Group meeting time
Every Tuesday 4.30-6pm (term time only)
Grindon Young People’s Centre, Grindon Lane, Sunderland, SR4 8HW
“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.“
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.
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.
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.
Want to know more?
If you want to find out a bit more about a particular role or aren’t quite sure yet if volunteering is for you, fill out this contact form and a member of our staff team will be in touch soon.