What to Do If You’re New to the Crew – FAQs

1. How does GirlCrew work?

At the moment, GirlCrew operates through our free app for some cities and and closed Facebook groups for others. This depends on which city you’re based in. Our app is ‘in beta’ and we’re moving cities onto the app one at a time. Exciting time to be part of GirlCrew – you basically got here just in time to back boxes and pile into the moving truck with us 😉

Within the various groups, it’s sort of organised chaos. If you would like to do something – for example head along to a gig, go to the cinema or find a running buddy, simply post, or post an event. If other girls see it and are interested, they’ll respond or click ‘attending/going’ and you can take it from there.

There are chats within the group too that aren’t always related to activities. This can range from life advice to a good hairdresser in a certain area. We welcome this because honestly, y’all are smarter and more up to date than Google most of the time.

2. Say Hi

When you join, be brave and say hi with a little introduction. If you joined for something specific – like to find girls who also work nights, or who go jogging in your area or are are mums, or gig fanatics etc, saying hello, where you’re based and what you want to do can be really helpful in getting others interacting. It also might help someone else who felt too shy about posting but happy to comment or come along to your event.

3. Check Upcoming Events

Feel free to jump in on any post or event and say you’d like to go. It may *look* like everyone knows each other – that is far from the truth. Everyone just tends to be super friendly and easy going. If it’s suggested in GirlCrew, every member is welcome – and that means YOU girlfriend.

On the app you’ll also find events from your Home Crew and other groups you follow under the ‘Events’. It’s split into Other Events (Events you haven’t clicked ‘going’ on) and Attending – to keep track of your social commitments.

4. Group Guidelines

There are lots of girls, from all sorts of backgrounds, ages, from local areas and from much further afield. There are girls with complete opposite opinions to you on some things and exactly the same feelings on other things. Girls who’ve been through the same difficulties/amazing things you’ve been through/experienced, and girls who haven’t. Our most important guideline is that no matter how different we are to each other, we treat each other with respect, kindness and patience.  There is room for everyone. And remember, the focus is on going out and doing the things you really want to do, with other people who really want to do it too. And I’m still amazed at how easy and fun this has been and how well that works. Also please keep in mind that GirlCrew groups are private – but other members could be potential future employers/employees/relatives of partners/friends of exes etc, so exercise caution if that would affect what you post.

5. Meeting Up! The awkward “How do we find each other?!” bit…

Usually when an event is being organised girls will comment to say where they are once they arrive and/or what they’re wearing etc. Once you get there, it’s very rarely weird or nerve wracking or awkward. You can bond in the fact that you’re on your first GirlCrew event because everyone remembers that feeling – or they may be new too. If you still feel nervous, we suggest giving it 20mins to half an hour to see if it gets easier. Most of the time (and we’ve been to a LOT of events ourselves), members tend to end up looking like they’ve known each other all their lives within 5-15 mins.

6. What Kind of Events Are There?

Oh my gosh, it’s more like what kind of events aren’t there! Coffees, brunches, walks, hikes, surf trips, holidays and mini breaks abroad, gigs, nights out dancing, bubble soccer, boat parties, adventure days, AXE THROWING -yes, that happened.

If you have something you really want to do, just post it. Numbers of people at events vary from two to thirty but if you’re more comfortable with a small group, say that in your event info. Say you’d be happy with 5 or 10 or whatever seems small to you. Keep in mind that people can cancel last minute though so there’s always cushion room for a couple extra.

7. Too Many Notifications or Too Much GC in Your Feed?

When you first join the group, you’ll be notified of all new posts in it. If you’re in a small group, this is nice. If you’re in a big group like the Dublin one, this can feel pretty bombarding. To turn off or adjust notifications for the group, click on the ‘notifications’ button on the cover photo when you’re on a computer and you can see the various options.

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8. Who Can See What You Post in Groups?

Only people in the group can see your posts/events in groups on Facebook. On the GirlCrew app, only members can see posts and events.

9. I Want To Add a Friend to the Group

Cool. The more the merrier. If you are friends with them on facebook it’s really easy. You should see an option to ‘Add Members’ at the top of the Facebook groups. If they want to join the app, tell them to just pop on over to GirlCrew.com and click Join Free, or simply download GirlCrew free from the App Store or Play Store.

10. Is There a Boy Crew?

No. In Dublin we have a guys and girls group that people of any gender are welcome to join. However, while guys aren’t allowed to join the Facebook groups, you are totally free to organise events that you invite men along too. As long as that’s cool with the person organising/hosting the event, it’s cool with us. Some girls may be looking for girls only events so that’s fine too, but you can always organise another similar event and make it open to male friends/partners etc.

11. I Want to Promote Something

If you want to post about something related to your business or a business you work for, email info@girlcrew.com for our advertising rates, or if you’re a member, put yourself forward for a feature on the blog by emailing aine@girlcrew.com.

12. If You Need/Want to Get in Touch With Me

You might want to get in touch about anything. The best way is to email info@girlcrew.com  use our feedback form. Or if you’re on the app, click the three little dots to report a post, person, event or comment.

Any other questions just holler in the group or by email 🙂 See your gorgeous head in there. elva x

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24 comments

  1. just joining up today so Hi to everyone,

    please keep me posted on any and all events happening in Dublin city centre or surrounding areas.

    many thanks

    Colette

    1. Hi Colette – you have to sign up to join the facebook group to stay posted on events at the moment. Or email me info@girlcrew.com if you want to be put on email newsletter list when we get that going 🙂 Feel free to add me as Elva GirlCrew on facebook and i can add you to group that way.

  2. Hi there! This looks absolutely fantastic and I really can’t wait to dive in and get involved 🙂 thank you for doing this, it’s something I think a lot of people need and the vibe is already so positive happy and enthusiastic just from reading about it. Powerful stuff. I’d really appreciate if you could notify me of events by email please so I can keep track. Thanks so much! Xx

    1. Hi Kadie 🙂 Events are organised within our Facebook groups so I’ve sent an invite to the Dublin one to your email now if that’s where you’re based? If it doesn’t come through let me know, and all our other group links are here – http://www.girlcrew.com/groups-2/ x

  3. Hi, joined the girl crew during the week and the girl crew travel,havnt heard from the girl grew travel . will they be holidays organised on girl crew travel. I think it is a great idea the girl crew ,

    olive harte

    1. Hi Olive, if you want to go on a holiday/trip, post your idea in the group, or have a scroll through the other girls posts to see what they’re organising and if it’s something you’d like to get involved in. If you click on the ‘Events’ tab in the group you can see the things that have already been planned that you can join in too 🙂

    1. There certainly are. We keep track of requests for new groups by email and I know there’s been a few for Sn Diego so it’s definitely on our to do list. Can you send me an email with just ‘San Diego’ in the subject so I can let you know as soon as we get one going there?x It’s info@girlcrew.com x

  4. Hi lisa….i have just seen you on rte…sounds like a great group of ladies..live in derry but in dublin quite abit…love a good nite and of late been travelling solo….wood love the sound of organised trips….thanks anne marie

    1. Hi Mary, age ranges vary widely. Starts at about 25 but goes way up, over 70 in some cases, so you would be very welcome. Where are you based? As in Dublin there is a group for over 40s as well 🙂

  5. Hi , just came across this group , what a fantastic idea , well done to all in admin . As previously asked I’m wondering are there many older ladies on here ? I’m in my late 40’s ( young at heart 🙂 ) and would love to get involved in events with broadly similar age ladies . Oh I’m in Limerick .

    Maureen

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