Can anyone give 1st Gedling Rainbows a helping hand? Work commitments mean that one of their Leaders has to leave at the end of the summer term, so the girls are hoping that a new volunteer can be found to help run the unit from September onwards.
Currently with nine members, all aged between 5 and 7 – and with a waiting list – the Rainbows meet at Gedling’s Scout & Guide HQ on Willow Lane each term-time Tuesday from 5.00pm to 6.00pm. Their recent adventures have included running a bake sale to raise funds for Nottingham Children’s Hospital, doing brass rubbings at their local church and joining in a day of outdoor activities at Girlguiding Nottinghamshire’s Elton campsite.
‘We’ve an exciting programme starting in September and already have lots of new projects planned,’ says Guider Ann Douglas, who will continue to be in overall charge of the unit. ‘But to make it all happen we need another adult volunteer who is prepared to get involved. If you’d like to come along to meet the team, or just have a chat about the role, then please do get in touch!’
Anyone interested in helping to run 1st Gedling Rainbows is invited to contact Helen Norton, Girlguiding Nottinghamshire’s Commissioner for Porchester District, via porchesterDistrictGuides@outlook.com or call Girlguiding Nottinghamshire’s county office on 0115 987 7220.
Elsewhere in the county, enquiries about volunteering with Girlguiding in Nottinghamshire at all levels are always welcome. ‘To put it bluntly, more adult supporters are vital if units are to continue offering such a breadth of activities to so many youngsters,’ says County Commissioner Jackie Brocklehurst. ‘As well as enjoying the company of like-minded adults and helping young people get the most out of life, our volunteers benefit from training, mentoring and invaluable experience – all of which come in very useful in other contexts!’