Grow your skills and your confidence, with training and support for volunteers.

Girlguiding offers extensive training for volunteers, both online and in person.

Online training

A range of subjects are offered on the Girlguiding learning platform, including A Safe Space Levels 1 and 2, online safety, data management, and the Girlguiding programme. Volunteers can complete these at a time that is convenient for them.

Zoom-based training is also offered. These sessions are usually booked in advance.

In-person training

Within our county we regularly offer training sessions that volunteers can attend in-person. These are usually booked in advance.

Volunteer Development Day

Every year we get together as a county. It’s a chance to meet the county team, fellow volunteers, network and swap ideas, and take part in workshops and training.

Development Day, formally County Day, is open to all volunteers in Kent East, including Young Leaders.

Activity centres

Girlguiding activity centres regularly offer opportunities for volunteers to gain skills. Details of these are provided in county communications.

Becoming a leader

If you’d like to step up to become a unit leader, provide a great programme and support girls to be their best selves, you’ll need to do the Girlguiding Becoming a leader training. This is provided on the learning platform.

Becoming a leader

Running a unit

Maintaining a safe environment is central to everything we do. Adequate training is a vital component in achieving this.

Every unit must have at least 1 volunteer with a valid first aid qualification. There must also be a leader, assistant leader or leader in training present with A Safe Space level 3.

All formal volunteers must have a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in place, and up-to-date A Safe Space Level 1 and Level 2 training.