Global Opportunities Pool

Girls can save our planetEvery year, adult members represent Girlguiding at international conferences, seminars and training events organised by WAGGGS, the UN and other organisations.

These events give young women the opportunity to develop new skills, meet guiding members from around the world and have their voices heard in an international forum.

If you are a Girlguiding member aged between 18 and 35 and are interested in attending events ranging from UN conferences to international seminars, then join our new Global Opportunities Pool. 

In 2011, young women representing Girlguiding attended:

• The UN Status on the Commission of Women in New York and UN Commission on Climate Change in South Africa
• Young Women's World Forums at Sangam and Our Cabana
• WAGGGS Leadership Development Programme events in Burundi and at Our Cabana
• Commonwealth Youth Forum in Australia
• WAGGGS Europe's Training in Partnerships and Round Table on Rovers and Rangers.

How to apply for the Global Opportunities Pool

 To apply for the Global Opportunities Pool, complete this form, outlining your interests, experience and what you would hope to gain from attending an international seminar or conference. Email your completed form to international.commissioner@girlguiding.org.uk.

As opportunities become available, members with the relevant interest and/or experience will be invited to apply.

Members of the Global Opportunities Pool should be aged between 18 and 35, and actively involved in Girlguiding. For some opportunities, you may be required to fundraise a portion of the travel/accommodation costs.