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We have an exciting vacancy on our Volunteer MGR team, focusing on adult members.

Why we love this role

We are passionate about growing our membership in Girlguiding South West England and being able to offer more fantastic opportunities for girls to join us. In order to do this, we need to recruit more adult volunteers and provide support to our existing fantastic volunteers. This role will play a key part in developing projects that will help with recruitment of volunteers, welcoming new adult members and ensuring they have the support in place for their volunteering journeys.

Some of what you’ll do

As the Region MGR volunteer for adult members, you will work with the Chief commissioners and Lead Volunteer for MGR as part of a Region MGR team, linking in with other relevant committees to ensure that the Inclusive & Impactful and Rewarding volunteer experience elements of the Region Strategy are achieved.

More specifically, this means you will:

  • Support and plan recruitment initiatives to encourage more adult members to join us as a volunteer
  • Work to develop our region warm welcome for new volunteers and support counties & islands with this to ensure that we are welcoming and inclusive to all volunteers 
  • Work with the volunteer experience team to find ways to support and value volunteers
  • Promote initiatives to encourage flexible ways of volunteering
  • Support County and Island teams to develop ideas for volunteer recruitment and retention and ensure that growth is a key priority for local teams
  • Work as a part of a region MGR team with a network of county advisors
  • Support the region team at events where adult recruitment or retention is a key element


What training and support do you get?

  • We will provide an induction to the role and Girlguiding South West England.
  • Support and development from fellow volunteers.
  • Help with developing skills and abilities to perform the role by signposting to relevant training opportunities.
  •  Reimbursement of agreed expenses
  • A clear complaints procedure to help sort out any problems or disagreement


What skills do you need?

  • Passion and/or experience of membership growth & retention
  • To have an understanding of the types of projects or ideas which could be developed 
  • Good communication skills 
  • Able to listen to volunteers and develop ideas and plans based on their
    thoughts and feedback.
  • Confidence to speak to groups of people and individuals
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to organise projects and work within set time frames 
  • People and team skills
  • To build positive working relationships with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Creativeness
  • Able to think outside the box and be creative with new ideas & ways of working

Quick requirement check

1. Disclosure check: yes
2. A Safe Space Level: 3
3. Attends unit meetings: no
4. Duration: 18 months, potentially extended to 3 years

Complete the Expression of Interest Form and send to Julie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We’re keen to hear from volunteers of all backgrounds, abilities, races, sexual orientations, socio-economic backgrounds, and of all faiths and none. We’re flexible, and volunteering can be arranged to fit around a busy lifestyle. Girlguiding is committed to making reasonable adjustments to support disabled volunteers, so they have access to the same opportunities and experiences as non-disabled volunteers.
Please note this is a volunteer role and does not form part of any contract of employment. 


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