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Unit Leaders and Assistant Leaders
Every Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Senior Section unit has at least one Leader, who has completed the Girlguiding UK Leadership Qualification.  Leaders have overall responsibility for the unit, although this is often shared between a team.  Leaders and Assistant Leaders work with the girls to plan activities and ensure that finances and Go! are kept up to date. 
Girlguiding UK are currently in a transition period regarding the retirement age for Leaders and Assistant Leaders. Unit Leaders in overall charge of a unit are aged between 18 and 65.  From 1 April 2011, volunteers will be able to become Assistant Leaders and Unit Helpers over the age of 65.
If you decide to become a Leader or Assistant Leader, you will be assigned a Mentor to help you complete your qualification, and an experienced local support network of volunteers is there to help.

Unit Helpers and occasional helpers
For those who don't wish to commit to becoming a Leader but do want to work in the unit with girls and young women, the role of a Unit Helper is ideal.  Helpers are vital to guiding, because Girlguiding UK has a recommended adult-to-child ratio.  
Girlguiding UK are currently in a transition period regarding the retirement age for Unit Helpers. From 1 April 2011, volunteers will be able to become Unit Helpers over the age of 65.  They can wear members’ wear if they choose.  How often helpers work with units varies and is up to individuals; you may be part of a helpers' rota

Support roles
Thinking of joining guiding but not sure that you have the time to commit regularly? There are plenty of important jobs that can be done in your own time and from your own home. You could:
help with unit accounts or administration
be the driver for an away day
help out at a guiding shop or depot
lend a hand with fundraising
help out with DIY
take part in a one-off session with your local unit, teaching the girls skills such as pilates or gardening to help them acquire a badge.

The Trefoil Guild has over 20,000 members nationally and is made up of women over the age of 18 who have a connection with Guiding.

Our aims are:
To live in the spirit of Guiding
To offer practical help to Girlguiding UK
To support Guiding worldwide
To carry the spirit of Guiding & Scouting into the communities where we live

The Trefoil Guild Promise:
I promise that I will do my best
To love my God
To serve the Queen and my country
To help other people and
To keep the Guide Law
Members live the spirit of Guiding and Scouting in their own community by:

Offering practical help to Girlguiding UK
Supporting Guiding and Scouting worldwide
The Trefoil Guild has:
Special Sections
The Communities Guild - for members of religious communities
The Travellers' Guild - for members who live abroad 








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