Join Us as an Adult

Adults through Guiding can give back to the community and inspire girls and young women to be their best.  Whether it’s a long term commitment or a short term project, there are opportunities to suit your lifestyle. Any woman 18 years and older who is prepared to make the Guide Promise can be an adult member. 

  • Women can become Leaders and work with girls and young women.  For more information please see the Leadership Roles below.
  • Those aged 18-30 can join the Olave Program to extend themselves within Guiding. 
  • Trefoil Guild members enjoy fun and fellowship while building support for Guiding.
  • Adult Volunteer involvement is varied – they can share professional skills and hobbies, help with fundraising, assist Leaders with Unit activities or join the Support Group or District Support Team.
An Information Kit for All Volunteers is available from the Girl Guides Australia website. This important kit provides essential information for persons looking to volunteer whether as a member or non-member. Leaders are carefully chosen women who understand and care about the particular needs of girls, and enjoy sharing their expertise and life experience in helping to shape the future of young women. Leaders are responsible for actively encouraging girls to be their best and achieve their full potential. 

Leadership Roles

  Unit Leader
 

Unit Leaders implement the Australian Guide Program in a Guide Unit. They help the girls to plan creative, fun-filled programs that reflect the principles of Guiding. They develop leadership skills through becoming qualified Leaders in the Australian Learning and Qualification Program. 

   
  Assistant Unit Leader
  Assistant Unit Leaders are adult members who have made the Guide Promise. They assist the Unit Leaders in various ways and work with the girls.
   
  Unit Helper
  Unit helpers assist the Unit Leader at Unit meetings and activities in a part time capacity and work with the girls. This role is non-uniformed position.
   
   Outdoors Leader
   Outdoors Leaders are Adult Members who are specialists in an outdoor skill.  This could be kayaking, hiking, sailing, archery, pioneering etc.  
   
  Resource Leader
  A Resource Leader may share specialised skills with girls or adults or provide support for other Leaders. They may take on this role because they have expertise in a particular area, such as outdoor skills, or because they are not able to make a regular commitment to a Unit. They hold a qualification as a Resource Leader in the Australian Learning and Qualification Program. 
   
  District Manager
  District Managers lead a team of Unit Leaders and promote Guiding in their local community. They also encourage cooperation between the Unit Leaders, Units and Support Groups in the District. 
   
  Region Manager
  Region Managers head teams of Leaders in a larger area and provide the link between them and the State organisation.
   

Training 

The Australian Learning & Qualification Program is a national program, providing training for leadership roles. The Leadership Qualification for Unit Leaders and Assistant Unit Leaders focuses on the skills needed to manage a Guide Unit and deliver the Australian Guide Program. It takes approximately 6-12 months to complete and includes reading, attendance at training and activities to complete while working with the Guides. 

Requirements

All Girl Guides South Australia Leaders require a National Police Clearance, which is a State Government requirement for people who work or volunteer with children. 

 

If you would like to know more about becoming a Guide Leader complete the online enquiry form or phone 1300 GIRL GUIDES (1300 447 548)