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Volunteer Spotlight: Lisa

Lisa - DofE Coodinator

Lisa is our current Duke of Edinburgh award adviser. Did you know you could undertake part or all of your award through guiding?

We caught up with Lisa a few weeks ago & spoke about why she is a volunteer with Girlguiding Glasgow.

How long have you been involved in Guiding?

About 19 years I think.

What got you involved?

My mum enrolled me into the local Brownies – I don’t honestly remember having a choice in the matter, but I loved earning the badges!

I stayed involved because of the supportive leaders (I still keep in touch with my Guide leader and was privileged to attend her wedding last year!) and amazing opportunities (YLQ, ALQ, INTOPS, DofE, QGA), which Guiding gave to me.

You’re currently our DofE Adviser, what does that entail?

I’m the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) advisor. With the support of a lovely group of women, I plan and run all (DofE) trainings/events/expeditions across the county and liaise with DofE advisors from other counties and other organisations across Scotland. I help members of Girlguiding Glasgow aged 14-25 to explore new opportunities and ultimately be their best in whatever they chose to do.

What is the best bit about your role?

I love supervising expeditions! Fresh air, camping, cows… what more could a girl ask for!

What do you do for a day-job?

I am a final year Geology PhD student.

What else do you do in Guiding?

I am a Guide leader with the 357th Glasgow Guides and I’m currently working my way through the Walking Scheme.

What would you say to someone thinking about volunteering?

To quote a well-used phrase: GO FOR IT!

If Lisa inspired you to become a volunteer with us, you can find out more by expressing your interest here.

If you’d like to know more about doing part or all of your DofE award with Guiding, you can contact Lisa here