What does the role of lead volunteer growth and rentention involve?
Helping support and encourage everyone to take part and achieve growth and retention of both young and adult members, increasing our visibility, diversity and inclusion from all walks of life.
What do you hope to achieve as part of this role?
I hope to increase Girlguiding Midlands membership, and ensure we can retain all of our fantastic members. Supporting them through their time with us as an organisation. I want to increase our diversity, and show that Girlguiding is for all girls and women, no matter their walk of life.
What other roles do you have in guiding?
I'm a leader at 1st Ripley Guides in Derbyshire
What relevant previous experiences have you had which led you to this Region role?
I have been an assistant lead for a little while, and took part in GOLD Mexico 2018, which focused heavily on retention and recruitment, which had some very specific challenges around growing the organisation in areas heavily affected by the socio economic climate in Mexico.
What is your favourite thing you have done, or your greatest achievement, as a member of Girlguiding?
My favourite most definitely has to be trips to 3 world centres so far, only Sangam and Kusafari to go! Though I have to say it is a strong tie with my time on GOLD. I love the chance to experience new cultures and share my skills and knowledge with others.
What do you enjoy outside guiding?
I love to go to the gym, am obsessed with houseplants, and can't resist sitting down and getting into a good crime series on TV!
What is your favourite biscuit and why?
Has to be a chocolate digestive, versatile, delicious dipped in a cuppa and best for s'mores!
What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
Passionate, driven and energetic!