We need your help next week – Tuesday 30th April for Juniors, Gumnuts & Pre-Rangers
Gumnuts & Juniors – We are doing Mothers Day Craft & need a few extra set of hands.
Pre-Rangers (12+ guides) – I need someone to help sew happy pants please. With sewing machine or overlocker.
Juniors we need 2-3 parents helpers with current Working With Children Check
Gumnuts we need 2 parents helpers with current Working With Children Check
(if you don’t have one, we can arrange for one through Guides Vic at no charge)
Unfortunately I won’t be at guides on Tuesday so I ask if you can please assist as a few more helping hands makes our program fun, exciting & enjoyable.
Hi Junior Parents,
We are doing Christmas Craft tonight & making Christmas Card next week.
If you could assist with either weeks, we would be forever grateful.
We are “hot glueing” tonight…………
Christmas Card Making next week if you are creative……………
I already have 2 parent helpers tonight, but I think a 3rd pair of adult hands would be greatly appreciated & I have no helpers for next week…….
Remember, working with children checks need to be sighted, or better still you can register as a unit volunteer with Carrum Girl Guides at http://www.guidesvic.org.au
Thanks in Advance, Bickie
Gumnuts & Juniors starts at 6:15pm Tuesday- remember juniors need to bring along Commonwealth Games challenge. Junior Parent Roster will be at sign in table for parents to fill in. Remember Child Safety Laws – we need you to be registered with Guides Vic before assisting this term with juniors/gumnuts. Please call/text me if you need assistance with this needed urgently. Parent helpers are essential to both a successful program & appropriate ratios of leaders/adults to youth members.
Seniors starts at 7:15pm
Please remember to wear full uniform each week & bring along any handbook & Badge books.
Anzac Day March forms have been sent – please check your email inboxes as they now come directly from Guides Vic.
Let me know if you don’t receive an email by Tuesday – Bickie.
Junior & Gumnut Guides are making these for Easter Craft!
Please bring along next week a washed, cleaned & dry 400g tin (crushed tomatoes or fruit). We will be spray painting them in preparation for Tuesday 20th March.
Can I request a parent to source some bulbs or seedlings to use in this craft. Please see Bickie before purchasing.
Parent helpers needed – so far we have 1 parent helping, we need 2 more (1 for gumnuts & 1 more for juniors)
Term 4 Program for Juniors here
Parents are asked to assist where they can to make sure our program is running effectively & efficiently with lots of laughter & fun! Please add your name next to a week you would like to help. Remember to register (it’s free) with Guides Victoria via www.guidesvic.org.au before you assist at guides.
We need your help to run the program, please add your name in the comments below with the date you request to help. The more help we have the better the program can be.
As of January 2017, the Victorian Government introduced new legislation for managing staff and volunteers who come in contact with children. Girl Guides Victoria has always had strong processes to comply with the law and ensure that girls’ safety comes first.
Click here to read more
Who needs to follow this process?
People interested in volunteering with Guides have lots of different reasons for wanting to volunteer. Some want to become Youth Leaders and work with girls on an on-going basis, while others want to volunteer with specific skills or on short-term projects; others just want to help out occasionally. Irrespective of the reason or frequency, the legislation and Girl Guide’s Victoria’s processes apply to ALL VOLUNTEERS who may come into contact with girls in Guides more than once a term. This includes a parent helper, a member of a support group, a unit leader, assistant leader or junior leader over 18, or those doing regular fundraising.
When can volunteers start?
Volunteers may begin regular (more than once a term) volunteering with Guides once they have met four criteria and are registered on our database as a member. These include:
- Two satisfactory personal character reference checks
- An approved Police Check
- A valid Working with Children Check
- Completed member registration details
All steps must be completed prior to any volunteer starting in their role. Please allow plenty of time BEFORE you want to start. The legislation is VERY clear that these checks are necessary before a volunteer can start work.
Note: When a Youth Member turns 18, she is considered by law to be an adult. Even if she is not finished school, attending Guides once 18 will require the same process to be followed. The Volunteer Coordinator will kick off this process; Unit leaders do not need to take any action.
If you are a volunteer that is ready to start with your Unit/District/Region, then just start the process by emailing us with your details (your name and Unit/District/Region) and theirs (name, email and the role that they’ll be volunteering in). We’ll take the next steps to get you registered.
All parents who help at guides (either once off or on a regular basis) need to be associated members of the Girl Guide Association of Victoria. Associated members have no fees, just registered with Guides Victoria with Working With Children & Police Checks & any other qualifications such as first aid, CPR etc on record.
Please check with Bickie on Tuesday night to see if you are already registered or grab a form if you need to register. Free to register as an associate member.
Gumnuts / Juniors / Seniors,
We need a parent who is willing to do some banking for us.
Currently we are with the Commonwealth Bank, applications have been submitted for Bendigo Bank. Cash needs to be banked on a monthly basis.
With the Bendigo, we have the ability for electronic banking, so I would imagine the cash would be minimal.
You will need to register as a volunteer with Guides Victoria (which includes a Police Check & Working With Children Check)
By now you have been asked to help out at junior / gumnut guides for one or two nights a term. Your help allows us leaders to deliver our program effectively. Your attendance also helps us to meet our ratios of adults to guides. If you cannot attend, please let me or Louise know ASAP as it is important to have correct ratios or else we cannot run guides.
Juniors / Gumnuts Parents & Guardians,
Here is the link to Term 2 2016 program. Click Here Full of challenges, events & badges!
Please have a look at the program & note where I have asked for Parent Help – it is essential that if you request to assist me at guides & you cannot attend for any reason, to let me know early enough OR arrange with another parent to help instead.
Our program can only be successful if parents assist. Without parent help, our program cannot be dynamic, interesting & full of challenges for the girls.
If you can help next week with the ANZAC Challenge, please contact me immediately as I have a little job to prepare before guides next week 🙂