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Volunteers wanted to support Gedling borough Girlguide groups

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People in Gedling borough keen to volunteer this new year could help transform the lives of hundreds and girls and young women across the borough by joining Girlguiding.

Girlguiding chiefs are looking for new adult volunteers in the area who can give up their time to support the organisation as it was revealed 1765 girls are still seeking a place at Girlguiding in Notts.

Girlguiding Nottinghamshire are offering a variety of flexible volunteering roles so local people can find something that fits with the time they have to give, ranging from helping out at regular meetings or supporting weekend events to running occasional sessions with different groups.

Organisers say there’s also plenty of call for help ‘behind the scenes’ with tasks like unit admin and book-keeping.

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One person who is enjoying the experience since offering to volunteer with the organisation is 25-year-old Sophie Burton, assistant leader with 1st Gedling Guide Unit

She said: “I’ve been helping at Guides for about two years now, and have enjoyed every second

“After being a Brownie and a Guide myself, I returned to Guiding in order to give back the time which was given to me as a youngster. With the other leaders and helpers, we provide the support and guidance which enables our members to grow and become more confident individuals. An hour a week seems nothing when the girls have such fun with their friends away from school and home.”

Enquiries about volunteering with Girlguiding Nottinghamshire are always welcome: call 0115 987 7220, e-mail County Commissioner Jackie Brocklehurst at: countycommissioner@girlguidingnottinghamshire.org.uk or visit www.girlguidingnottinghamshire.org.uk

Girlguiding recently launched #KnowYourPlace, a multi-channel campaign featuring a film on social media, calling on more people to volunteer and join the movement of girls and women empowering each other. To find out more and to view the campaign film visit: girlguiding.org.uk/knowyourplace

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Sally Illsley, deputy chief guide, said: ‘The spirit of the campaign is to turn the old-fashioned idea that a woman should know her place on its head and reclaim it to make clear that a woman’s place is wherever she wants it to be. If you’re someone who would like to help inspire and empower a generation of girls and young women to find their place in the world then volunteering with Girlguiding is the chance to do just that.’

 

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