Current vacancies

Volunteer in Tonbridge!

Roles we currently need to fill:

Rainbow Helpers

To find out about our volunteering opportunities, simply register your interest with us and we can arrange for you to have a chat with a volunteer in your area and see what suits you.


So you are interested in becoming a volunteer. What does that involve? Lots of fun and laughter and knowing you are part of one of the biggest organisations in the world and making a major difference to girls’ lives.

Girlguiding happens thanks to more than 100,000 amazing volunteers – men and women like you who give their time to ensure that we are active all over the UK, and beyond.

Here is why some of us volunteer:

‘I volunteer because I have fun, enjoy the company of like minded people and want to support the young people to learn, develop and achieve. Young girls sometimes get a bad press and so it is good to support girls to be their best and become confident young women.’

‘I have been involved in guiding since joining as a Rainbow. I feel that without Girlguiding I would be a very different person. I want to give back to Guiding and help girls feel the same as me.’

‘I volunteer because it is fun and I get to do lots of cool things! It is great to see the girls challenge themselves and learn so many vital skills.’

‘Seeing the girls grow from shy, uncertain little people into confident and rounded young adults is always so rewarding. I have also gained confidence and skills in leading meetings, trips and camps. Girlguiding gives the girls so many opportunities and we can join in as adults and have loads of fun too!’

‘I volunteer because I think volunteering is an important part of being an active member of the community and Guiding is an excellent way to give something back.’

To contact us about joining as a volunteer for Girlguiding Tonbridge Division, please click here.

Everyone’s welcome

Girlguiding welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds, ages, cultures, faiths and abilities. We are flexible and volunteering can be arranged to fit around a busy lifestyle.

We support you

In return, we offer everyone support, specialised training and the opportunity to develop new skills, meet new people and have fun. Being a volunteer with Girlguiding also gives you access to a great range of benefits – like free training and resources, as well as a fabulous members’ scheme offering you discounts on high street brands.

Unit Leaders and Assistant Leaders

Every Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Senior Section unit has at least one Leader, who has completed the Girlguiding Leadership Qualification. Leaders have overall responsibility for the unit, although this is often shared between a team. Leaders and Assistant Leaders work with the girls to plan activities and to ensure that finances and records are kept up to date.

Unit Helpers and Occasional Helpers

Helpers are vital in enabling the unit to keep running. They help out either on a rota system, or just whenever they can, providing the Leaders with an extra pair of hands. Volunteers have the flexibility and freedom to give whatever time they’re able to.

As Leader, Assistant Leader or Unit Helper, you can volunteer to work with:

  • Rainbows aged 5 to 7
  • Brownies aged 7 to 10
  • Guides aged 10 to 14
  • The Senior Section aged 14 to 26

Support roles

If you want to be part of Girlguiding but don’t have the time to commit regularly, there are plenty of important jobs that can be done in your own time and from your own home that really make a difference. You could:

  • help with the accounts or admin
  • be the driver for an adventure away day
  • get involved at a Girlguiding volunteer shop
  • lend a hand with fundraising for a group trip
  • help out with DIY at a meeting place
  • take part in a one-off session with your local unit, teaching the girls skills (anything from Judo to gardening) to help them acquire a badge.

Doing your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?

Why not volunteer with Girlguiding in order to develop your leadership skills as well as covering off the volunteering section of your DofE? Being a uniformed youth group leader is on the list of ideas in the ‘Coaching, teaching and leadership’ category and counts towards the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Most units meet for 1.5 hours a week which meets the minimum requirements of the DofE qualification.

For my Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Volunteering section I helped out as a Young Leader at my local Rainbow unit. The experience I had not only showed me the amazing opportunities Girlguiding offers young women of all ages, but also helped me develop some valuable skills I now deem essential as I move forward in my life. I highly recommend helping out in a unit for your own volunteering section, due to the friends you make and the rewards you gain.” Rachael

For both my Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards, I have volunteered at 6th Tonbridge Guides. I enjoy being a Young Leader very much and have developed lot of new skills, such as leadership. It is rewarding to see the Guides overcome challenges and help them to learn new things. I have made many friends through Guiding and hope to continue volunteering when I have finished DofE. Girlguiding is a great opportunity for young women and I highly recommend getting involved.” Georgina

Volunteering for Guides is a great way to open up hundreds of new opportunities. Throughout my time as a Young Leader I have gained valuable life skills such as leadership and teamwork, alongside having amazing fun and making new friends. Through volunteering at Guides I have: camped away from home, marched in parades, spoken publicly before hundreds of people, improved my CV, learnt to communicate with adults and young people, travelled to Japan and of course, gained my Duke of Edinburgh Award. Volunteering is also incredibly satisfying and after every unit meeting, I always feel like I have done something worthwhile.” Lucy

To find out about our volunteering opportunities, simply register your interest with us and we can arrange for you to have a chat with a volunteer in your area and see what suits you.