Help urged as would-be Guides wait for a place
Tens of thousands of youngsters are waiting to join the Brownies and Guides due to a lack of volunteers.
Around 70,000 girls and young women are missing out on the chance to make friends, have adventures and improve skills such as confidence, because of a shortage of people willing to give their time, Girlguiding said.
The charity has launched a national campaign urging the public to join in.
The KnowYourPlace drive will feature a film to be shared on social media channels that will show how Girlguiding volunteers have found “their place” and are inspiring youngsters across the UK.
Sally Illsley, deputy chief guide, said: “If you’re someone who would like to help inspire and empower a generation of girls to find their place in the world then volunteering with Girlguiding is the chance to do just that.”
Volunteering roles vary from helping out at a meeting once a month, to supporting weekend events or running sessions with different groups.