Girlguiding Scotland makes urgent volunteers call

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Volunteers inspire and empower girls and young women

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17th November 2017 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

Girlguiding Scotland is calling for more volunteers to help empower the next generation of girls and tackle the charity's waiting list of more than 7,000 girls age five and up.

The call follows the launch of its first ever UK-wide campaign to recruit more volunteers to join the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK.

Volunteers inspire and empower girls and young women across the UK, giving their time so girls can have adventures, make friends, build confidence and develop skills they will use throughout their lives, but 70,000 girls across the UK are missing out on these opportunities because of a shortage of volunteers.

Girlguiding has launched a multi-channel campaign calling on more people to volunteer and join the movement of girls and women empowering each other.

It features a film (see above) which will be shared on social media channels and celebrates how volunteers have found their place motivating, inspiring and leading girls.

Moira McKenna, Girlguiding Scotland's chief guide, said: "We've been empowering girls to discover their talents, use their voice and blaze new trails for more than 100 years. It's great to see that fun and fearless spirit alive and well in our new campaign turning the out-dated idea that girls and young women should know their place on its head.

“We want to empower the next generation of girls in Scotland to know that their place is wherever they want it to be, from the halls of parliament to cutting edge laboratories and the boardrooms of the UK's biggest businesses. But we need more volunteers to help us tackle our waiting list and ensure every girl in Scotland has a space to discover her talents, use her voice and unleash her potential."

Girlguiding Scotland currently offers around 50,000 girls a space away from school where they can escape the pressures in their lives and are supported by volunteers to gain skills and confidence, whether they are trying abseiling for the first time, having a go at science experiments or taking action on the issues that matter to them.

Without volunteers Girlguiding Scotland would not be able to provide girls and young women with these amazing opportunities.