WAGGGS is the largest volunteer organisation in the world dedicated to girls and young women, supporting the development of girls and young women as active citizens and “agents of change.”
For the past 100 years, Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting has supported the development of girls and young women as active citizens and “agents of change”. But just as importantly, WAGGGS has supported the development of the volunteers who lead our young people and contribute to the quality and development of our Movement.
Volunteerism is an essential part of the Girl Guide and Girl Scout educational method. Volunteering helps young people to: strengthen their motivation, commitment and sense of identity, develop core competencies in leadership, decision-making and other life skills, and gain intercultural and inter-generational understanding.
WAGGGS Vision for Volunteerism
With the Vision for Volunteerism, WAGGGS wants to underline its deep involvement with and commitment to millions of volunteers worldwide and it does this by:
- expressing the essential value of volunteers for the movement
- stating the unique gain for the volunteers themselves of volunteering in WAGGGS
- laying out what WAGGGS commits to offer its volunteers
- communicating what WAGGGS aims at requiring from the volunteers