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Unit Leader


Unit Leader

Irish girl Guides


At a Glance

  • Start Date:13/09/2023
  • End Date:13/09/2024
  • Closing date:20/08/2024
  • Post Updated:25/01/2024
  • Min Hours:1 per week
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:18 years old and older


IGG is a girl-only movement, where girls are free to develop and express themselves in a safe, comfortable, supported setting

Outdoors, environment, community responsibility, global sisterhood

Developing skills:





Project planning

Interpersonal management

Problem Solving


Personal Life

Home life




Explore interests, develop confidence, reach her potential, travel internationally and follow her dreams, all while having fun

Gain qualifications within the Irish Girl Guides

The experience grows into a way of living and a positive way to approach life’s adventures

Develop to her full potential as a responsible citizen of the world

Empowering girls and women 

IGG actively promotes diversity and inclusion 

Ladybirds is a 3 year programme for girls aged 5 to 7 years

Brownies is a 3 year programme for girls aged 7 to 10 years

Guides is a 4 year programme for girls aged 10 to 14 years

Senior Branch programme is for girls and young women aged 14 to 30 years

Adult Volunteers are welcome as Leaders, Non-Unit Volunteers, Trefoil Guild members and Unit Helpers

We have been an active movement in Ireland since 1911 and have a long history of developing responsible citizens


Today there can be a place for girls to be themselves, a place where there is diversity, equality, a place to make a difference, and that place is Girl Guides!


The Mission of the Irish Girl Guides is to enable girls and young women to develop to their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Guiding gives you the chance to help the next generation to learn to live and grow into adults equipped to cope with the joys, the anxieties, the fears, and the demands of life. Guiding encourages the best in us as it gives us the opportunity to discover new ideas, new skills, new experiences, and new friendships.

You will find that the friendships you form with other Leaders and your relationship with the girls will enrich your life and help with your personal development. It will also provide you with important lifeskills that are transferable to other aspects of your life such as career, travel, studies, family, and friendships.

Our Leaders set the tone, generate the atmosphere, plan and run the activities and demonstrate the Guiding principles so that they become intrinsic for the girls in the Unit. There is a support network of volunteers and staff available to help each volunteer on her leadership journey.

Skills required for this role:





Project planning

Interpersonal management

Problem Solving

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Every unit meets once a week at different hours. All meetings are afternoon/evening time. The meeting can last between 1 hours and 2 hours. Our activities follow the school schedule.

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
An informal interview with the RDO will take place. A Leader Application Form will be filled out by the applicant. Garda Vetting will be done by IGG. Once vetted the applicant will be able to start leading in the unit of choice. Trainings will take place twice a year and they will be both in person and on line.


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Diana Sanmartin

Address: Irish girl Guides, Trefoil house, 27 Pembroke Park, Dublin 4, Ireland


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