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Interested In Joining?

Find out all about joing Girlguiding UK by visiting the Join Us page.

Click here to visit the Join Us Page

Please use the map page to find the groups nearest you or alternatively use the email address below.


Girlguiding West Yorkshire South as an organisation are committed to the growth of quality Guiding opportunities for girls and young woman in the Wakefield and Kirklees areas. 

In line with the policy of Girlguiding UK all volunteers and new girl members apply via the Join Us system

For girls, initial contact will be made by the Unit leader.  If she is not able to help, the enquiry will be passed onto the local (Division) Join Us Co-ordinator to assist.  Please note that as many Rainbow, Brownie and Guide units are oversubscribed so the more choices you can give the more chance you have of being offered a place.

For volunteers, initial contact will either be made by the Commissioner - who supports and ‘manages’ local volunteers or a representative she has appointed to deal with queries.

The Join Us system is managed locally by volunteers and as such we may not always be able to get back to you as quickly as we would have liked.  However that doesn’t mean we don’t need your support – it probably means that we need it more than you can imagine!  Please bear with us if we don’t get back to you straight away, but if we you don’t hear from us in three weeks then please get back in touch.  Like all technology there are sometimes challenges and we’d hate to miss the opportunity to speak to you.

Also, despite our best efforts, sometimes it is not possible to contact someone who has enquired about membership for a girl or to be a volunteer. We are committed to making three attempts to contact enquirers at different times of the day and on different numbers provided. If we do leave a message please get back to us – even if you have had a change of heart. If we have tried to contact you on three occasions and we are not successful we will write to you and let you know we have been trying to get in touch or pass your query onto our County Coordinator who will try to contact you.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for getting in touch.  Girlguiding is an exciting and vibrant organisation which relies on volunteers to maintain the active programme we provide for girls and young women in the Wakefield and Kirklees areas.  We hope that all volunteers along with the girls and young women who register through Join Us to get involved in West Yorkshire South will find the experience rewarding and exciting.

We welcome your feedback on this process and any contact made so that we can continue to improve our systems locally, please click here to contact us.

 Lynne Gascoigne and Kath Haigh
County Commissioners

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WYSholme is a great activity centre in Emley near Wakefield. Find out more by clicking here to visit the site.

Guiding Near You

Use our map of the county area to find out where the nearest division is to you and who to contact. Click here to visit.

What's Going On

Our Online calendar will help leaders and parents alike to keep up-to-date with what we are doing. Click here to take a look.