Got a good head for numbers? Want to get involved in supporting Girlguiding locally? 

8th Fleet Rainbows are looking for a volunteer with accounting experience to help them with their book keeping. All of the work can be done from home using any software spreadsheet package - we currently use EXCEL or Google Sheets. There are templates available and experienced volunteers from other units for training and support.

You will be required to:

  • Keep accurate records of financial transactions and accounts.
  • Maintain relevant bank account(s), keeping up to date with any correspondence with the bank on behalf of the organisation.
  • Maintain communication with Unit/District/Division/County/Country/Region, advising on financial matters as appropriate.
  • Report back to the team on its financial position in order to ensure appropriate use of funds.
  • Prepare end-of-year accounts for independent examination.
  • Ensure correct financial procedures are in place and maintained.
  • Plan future budgeting and present financial forecasts.


While these skills and abilities are not essential when starting, they should be developed as part of the role.

  • Experience of book-keeping or financial procedures.
  • Excellent numeracy skills.
  • High level of organisation and ability to work on own initiative.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

As this role handles finances, you will be required to complete a criminal record check, carried out by a local verifier.


  • Age restrictions
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 05/11/2019

End Date: 05/11/2021

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Availability Details

Work can be done from home at a time to suit you. The work required would take a couple of hours a week at most so can fit around other commitments.


This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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