Girlguiding Southwell & Mansfield Seek Volunteers to Join the Big Brownie Birthday Fun!


Girls in Southwell and Mansfield are celebrating the 100th birthday of Brownies in 2014

Girlguiding Nottinghamshire is seeking volunteers to make sure even more of the area’s girls and young women can benefit from the amazing opportunities guiding offers in years to come.

The Rainbows and Brownie groups in Southwell, Burton Joyce, Rainworth and Blidworth are in need of volunteers to fill a wide range of rewarding roles. Girlguiding Nottinghamshire is part of the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK and welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds, ages, cultures, faiths and abilities. Roles are flexible and volunteering can be arranged to fit around a busy lifestyle.

Guiding gives girls and young women in Nottinghamshire their own space to have fun, build friendships, gain valuable skills and be themselves with other girls. In January Brownies ingirlguiding Blidworth celebrated the Chinese New Year. They hope that the year of the horse will bring them good fortune and new leaders to keep the group open so they can join in all the celebrations for the Big Brownie Birthday.

There are a huge number of ways to get involved in addition to leading groups or helping at meetings, such as leadership, administrative and support roles.
In return, volunteers are offered support, specialised training and the opportunity to develop new skills, meet new people and have fun – along with a great range of benefits like free training and resources.

Kathy Straw, a Leader in Blidworth said ‘The skills, experiences and qualifications I’ve gained through guiding have been invaluable to my career, and it’s unbelievably rewarding to see Brownies grow in confidence and raise their aspirations. It’s particularly special to be involved during The Big Brownie Birthday, because there are loads of exciting opportunities and events going on.”

For more information about how to volunteer, visit or call 0800 169 59 01.
For further information regarding Southwell and Burton Joyce, please contact Clare Leggett on 0115 9313103 or email
For further information regarding Rainworth and Blidworth, please contact Sarah Clarkson on 01623 629879/ 0779 3187741 or email