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Our organisation is specifically for girls and women and our 108 year heritage was built on the origins of the women’s movement.

Involvement with GirlGuiding New Zealand is constantly challenging and varied. All it takes is enthusiasm, an interest in working for the benefit of girls and a willingness to learn as well as to teach.

Anyone can join. Perhaps you’re a parent or caregiver looking for an adventure with your children. Maybe you’re a student wanting to help your community. Perhaps you’d just like leadership experience to further personal goals.

What’s in it for you?

  • Leadership skills
  • Team skills
  • Communication skills
  • Community involvement
  • Personal development opportunities
  • Outdoor recreation experience

What do we offer leaders?

  • Our programmes are interactive, hands-on and recreational. They are planned and co-ordinated.
  • You are part of a local, national and international network.
  • Our leaders are committed to providing fun, excitement and engagement through adventure and friendship.
  • Our leadership development programme is well recognised and can be treated as part of your own professional development.
  • You have an opportunity to meet, mix and socialise with other women from all walks of life.

As a leader, you are part of your local community:

  • Participating in the local community and supporting community projects
  • Taking the lead in a social context
  • Making neighbourhood connections
  • Having a tolerance of diversity
  • Valuing life

What do leaders do?

  • A leader works with the girls to assist in planning and carrying out fun and challenging activities.
  • Leaders spend time outside of weekly meetings with girls planning activities and events and they are also encouraged to have ongoing training.
  • Other development opportunities are also available. There is something for everyone.
The Girl Guides Association New Zealand Incorporated - CC22069 is a registered charitable entity in terms of the Charities Act 2005.