Girl Guide Leaders - Townsville and Charters Towers

ID: 111379
  • Young People
  • Long Term
  • Townsville, QLD
  • Charters Towers, QLD

About this opportunity

Our Volunteer Leaders help the girls (and each other) to grow into confident, self-respecting, responsible community members through our focus on fundamentals such as community service, leadership, self-awareness and team work - these are skills that will last them a lifetime.

Being a Unit Leader or Assistant Unit Leader is a rewarding experience it offers personal development and the chance to make a difference to girls' lives.


3-4 hours per week (school terms only) including 2 hour guide meeting
Occasional weekend events
Plan meeting programs using Australian Guide Programming
Attend Monthly District/Support Group meetings

2 - 2.5 hours per week (school terms only) including 2 hour guide meeting
Occasional weekend events
Assist leader with running the meeting
Attend monthly District/Support Group meetings

There will also be opportunities to attend local, state, national and international camps and events.

Training (both leadership and specialised skill training) and uniforms are provided for both roles.

Applicants will need to undergo a Blue Card Working with Children Check & obtain a current First Aid Certificate (opportunities for first aid training are provided).

Townsville and Charters Towers has 7 districts: Aitkenvale, Castle Hill, Charters Towers, Kirwan, Ross, Southern Townsville and Wulguru. We currently have approx. 180 Guides, aged 5-18, and 20 leaders. We are currently looking for women to become leaders in all districts. Units of girls, generally grouped in ages of 5-10, 10-14 and 14+ ages meet on different nights or Saturday mornings.

Why should you become a Girl Guide leader?
• Being a Girl Guide Leader is a hugely rewarding experience.
• It offers personal development and the chance to make a difference to girls' lives.
• Guide Leaders have an increased sense of confidence, they develop new skills, make lifelong friendships and experience the joy of helping girls grow. They also have heaps of fun!
• Leadership and skills training is provided through your unit and through Girl Guides Qld
• You will be supported by a District and Region Manager and their teams (all volunteers)
• Out of pocket costs covered by Unit funds & your annual membership and training costs are covered by the District.

Additional requirements

  • Working with Children Check*
1. Applicants will need to undergo a Queensland Working with Children Check (Blue Card)
2. Applicants need to hold or be willing to gain a current First Aid Certificate

Personal Requirements:
1. To become a member of a State Girl Guide Organisation.
2. To demonstrate a commitment to the principles of Guiding and be prepared to make or renew the Guide Promise; and wear the Guide uniform when undertaking the role of Girl Guide Leader
3. To understand and engage with girls of the relevant age group and can gain knowledge of health and safety requirements for girls in your care
4. To attend and participate in leadership training courses as required and show a willingness to continue to develop personal and leadership skills
5. To be able to gain (or hold) a current qualification as a Leader of Youth in the Australian Adult Leadership Program (all training and support provided)
6. Have good communication skills and be happy to work as part of a team
7. Be interested in some of the following: Mentoring, outdoor activities, art and craft, photography, sports and physical activities, cooking, camping, learning about culture and environment.

* May be arranged by the organisation. Details will be provided after you express your interest.

Time required

2 hours/week, depends on the unit meeting times

Interested in
  • Art, Craft and Photography
  • Sport and Physical Activities
  • Tutoring and Mentoring

provided by Girl Guides QLD

Townsville, QLD
Charters Towers, QLD