The Girls Friendly Society (GFS) is a movement for young women that aims to widen horizons and celebrate individuality and talents, with love and understanding.
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]Children and Families, Community Work, Education and Literacy, Sports/Recreation and Leisure, Teaching and Training, Youth Work, Women's Groups
Can you help us to set up a group for girls and young women in your locality? Since 1875 we have been providing opportunities for girls and young women to develop their self-esteem, confidence and emotional well being. Our clubs meet weekly in term time and cater for girls from 6 - 25. The theme of friendship underpins our work, where a single gender environment supports learning of interpersonal and social skills, co-operation and development of confidence. Our groups differ according to the skills and interests of our volunteers. Sessions with younger girls can include include games, crafts, cookery, music, trips out and a short time for reflection. For young women we provide sexual health and life skills training. Volunteer leaders organise and assist with the general running of the activities and are available to talk with the girls and young women and to be an appropriate role model. Full support is given to set up a group, including financial help and training.
/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults
/ May have opportunity to use Welsh language whilst volunteering
/ Group activity
Premises type: Community hall, school or similar
Public transport: Meeting places usually near public transport routes
Is this role flexible? Volunteers do not need to attend very week, minimum 2 evenings per month in term time
Min hours expected per week: 2 hours
Min period of commitment: 6 months
Requirements: No essential criteria, but experience and interest in helping girls and young women is useful
/ Induction/ One to one supervision/ Peer support/ Social events/meetings
Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:
/ In a group/ With other volunteers
Additional support needs:
Training provided: Safeguarding, First Aid, How to run a group. Annual residential training weekend.
Age requirements: 17 - 70
/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check
Selection details: DBS obtained by charity
"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:
People unsuitable for this opportunity:
This opportunity is only open to females