Calling all Wānaka volunteers. GirlGuiding New Zealand is looking for your help to keep the group’s regional unit running well. Due to an increased interest from girls and young women around Wānaka, the non-profit organisation is recruiting volunteers to lead, inspire and empower these groups of girls and young women to develop into confident, adventurous and empowered leaders in their communities.
GirlGuiding New Zealand programmes focus on a non-competitive learning environment that is ‘open-minded and values-based.’
GirlGuiding New Zealand group leader Sharon Stephens said, “I got into GirlGuiding because I saw an advert for volunteers to start a group in Wānaka. I thought I could use my skills to give back to my community. GirlGuiding has a great programme and it’s fun learning for the girls. As a volunteer, I love seeing the girls gain confidence and learn new skills.”
Volunteers from all backgrounds can support the group’s girl-led approach where activities are fun and training is provided. Flexibility is available for volunteers to select a preferred age group and a weekly participation time.
More information can be found on GirlGuiding New Zealand’s website.