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GirlGuiding NZ Youth Leader - Dunedin


GirlGuiding New Zealand


Youth & Children





GirlGuiding NZ is a non-profit organisation where girls can be girls. This is where they will discover their passions, contribute to their communities and form friendships in a safe and positive environment. GirlGuiding NZ offer a non-competitive learning environment which is open-minded and values-based. It’s also a supportive place to grow confident, adventurous girls who are ready to be tomorrow’s leaders.

Currently they are looking for Pippins and/or Brownies' Youth Leaders for Grants Braes. In addition they are also looking for Youth Leaders for the Ōpoho Guides in North Dunedin.

As either a Guides, Pippins or Brownies Youth Leader you will be:

  • Helping to fulfil GGNZ's mission to empower girls to take action and change their world
  • Using fun, adventure and friendship to build girls confidence and life skills
  • Attending in person weekly sessions
  • Helping to plan the term's activities and then help deliver these activities to the girls
  • Completing additional/occasional evening and/or weekend training as required
  • Attend occasional leader and planning meetings, trips and camps

Training provided:

  • While there is no experience needed, they do require reliable volunteers
  • Previous experience working with youth is an advantage
  • The successful candidate would need to be prepared to obtain their Leadership Qualification
  • In time the successful candidate would also need to learn, or share, in the running of the unit
  • GirlGuiding NZ's health and safety policy also has requirements around adult to child ratios

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Volunteers have the opportunity to meet new people and become part of a worldwide network
  • GirlGuiding NZ provide opportunities to play to your strengths and support you to make a real difference in your local community
  • You can feel good in know that you are empowering young girls to reach their full potential
  • You will be provided with FREE Leadership Training, Mentoring and a Uniform (at no personal cost to you)


As a volunteer you will:

  • Be required to be older than 18 years of age
  • Have a passion to inspire girls & young women to reach their full potential and learn new skills
  • Be encouraging, assertive and patient
  • Be a hands-on leader and learner
  • Meet new people and become part of a worldwide network

During the school term our GGNZ leaders:

  • Attend a weekly session (in person) for up to two hours
  • Helping plan the term's activities and deliver them to the girls
  • Complete occasional evening / weekend training as required
  • Attend occasional leader / planning meetings, and trips or camps

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

Grants Braes Brownies:

  • Located in Waverley, Dunedin, you will be supporting girls aged between 7 1/2 -9 1/2 years old
  • Grants Brae Brownies meet Mondays 6:00pm - 7.30pm term-time only on weeknights
  • Time required to participate in the odd camp or activity on a weekend

Grants Braes Pippins:

  • Meet on Mondays from 4:00pm - 5:30pm during school term time
  • You will be supporting girls aged between 5 - 6 years old
  • Extra hours will be needed when planning to do an event or camp which happens on the occasional weekend

Ōpoho Guides North Dunedin:

  • Ōpoho Guides meet on Monday's from 6:15pm - 7:45pm during school term time
  • You will be supporting Girl Guides aged between 9 - 12.5 yrs old
  • There will be the occasional extra times required when planning an event or a camp which would be held on a weekend

Three is a minimum six month commitment requirement of all roles, so please consider this when applying.

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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