Volunteer experience team

Meet the Volunteer Experience Team

Bronach is the Lead Volunteer for Volunteer Experience.  The team aims to make volunteering as easy as possible by keeping you all well informed and aware of the many opportunities Guiding provides

Morven Hinson

Email: countyarchivist@girlguidingdunbartonshire.org.uk

If you are interested in the history of Dunbartonshire Girlguiding please get in touch, we have a great archive stored in a library.

Helen Rankin

Email: training@girlguidingdunbartonshire.org.uk 

If f you have suggestions or ideas for future learning opportunities, please get in touch.  If you need info on any mandatory trainings happy to guide you in the right direction too.

Norma Choat

Mail: leadership@girlguidingdunbartonshire.org.uk

If you have any new volunteers that are working on the Leadership Qualification, I will assign that leader a Mentor and can support you and your volunteer through the training

Helen Rankin

Email: safespaceadviser@girlguidingdunbartonshire.org.uk

If you have any questions around safe space training please get in touch, if you have any safe space concerns you can get in touch for a chat, but if it is an emergency please follow HQ policy and procedures

Alison Prout

Email: inclusion@girlguidingdunbartonshire.org.uk

If you have any questions around ensuring your girls, volunteers and any other member of your team have their additional support needs met, then I’m happy to chat with you to help you come up with a plan to make adjustments

Training Opportunities

All volunteers have access to the Learning Platform that contains a wide range of modules and training sessions to support your volunteering with Girlguiding. There are self-led module units and links to face to face sessions.

As a new volunteer you will need to complete specific levels from the A Safe Space series. (Available via the learning platform)

Safety is at the heart of everything we do. Because we know that when girls feel safe, they feel brave enough to do things they never thought they could.

The training will help you:

  • Understand your role in safeguarding and what to do
  • Recognise potential safeguarding issues
  • Understand our safety and safeguarding policies
  • Learn about our approach to risk management and your responsibilities
  • Discuss with other volunteers what to do
  • Answer your questions

There are four levels of training. All volunteers need to undertake ‘A Safe Space’ training related to their role. For example, if your role requires up to level 3 then you will need to complete levels 1, 2 and 3.