Our penultimate volunteer profile is Heather, our Queens Guide Advisor. Not only is she a great supporter of this special group of young women, she is an engineer, showing #GirlsCanDoAnything.
21 years – ever since I was 5!
My mum got me involved by taking me along to Rainbows. I enjoyed it & as I progressed through the age groups, I learnt that there is always a new opportunity waiting for you in the next section.
I’m the Queens Guide adviser supporting any young woman who wants to undertake this award to do so to the best of their ability. I help them find opportunities for various clauses and answer all the questions they might have throughout their journey. The award takes 3 years to complete & is meant to be challenging – it’s fantastic to see them achieve the award.
I love speaking to all the young women doing the award who I’d not meet otherwise. They make me feel positive for the future of guiding.
I’m a civil engineer – my current project role is as a site engineer on the new forth road bridge!
I also run a brownie unit in Baillieston
Do it! It is so so rewarding and you get so much out of it. Even though you are giving your time, you get way more back in return.
The experiences you get through volunteering can be life changing so just give it a go!