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Volunteer Resources

Welcome to the great adventure of Girl Scouting! Thanks to volunteers like you, generations of girls are learning to be leaders in their community and around the world. Below are links to a few of the most important resources you’ll need to inspire tomorrow’s leaders. Visit our Forms and Documents page for more documents and information.


Volunteer Essentials
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Volunteer Essentials
Volunteer Essentials is just that – an essential guide to all things   volunteering. Think of it as your Girl Scouts encyclopedia. All the legal, procedure, and policy guidelines are outlined here for you in one handy document. Get a print copy from your service unit!

 

View the Volunteer Essentials handbook.

Volunteer Toolkit (VTK)
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Volunteer Toolkit (VTK)

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is a digital resource that supports troop leaders and co-leaders, making the process of running a troop easier and more efficient. Check out some of the toolkit’s top features below. Then watch the video playlist above for a detailed walk-through.

 

Volunteer Toolkit FAQs

Volunteer Toolkit Login Instructions

Go Digital - Volunteer Toolkit Webinar Replay

Having trouble? Contact Customer Care.

 

Safety Activity CheckPoints
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Safety Activity Checkpoints
From archery, to hayrides, to skateboarding, we have a convenient checklist for you to follow to make sure girls have fun and stay safe at the same time. Safety Activity Checkpoints are lists of all the things for you to remember (and check off) when preparing for an activity with the girls in your troop.

View Safety Activity Checkpoints.

2017 Adult Conference
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Adult Conference - October 20-22, 2017
A volunteer-led event for registered adults to spend the weekend (or Saturday only) at Camp Libbey. Participants will choose from a variety of sessions, spend time networking with other volunteers, learn new skills, discover opportunities available at camp and have a great time!

 

Questions? Need a registration packet? Contact the Customer Care Team at 888.350.5090 or customerservice@gswo.org!

 

Download the 2017 Adult Conference flier

Short and Snappy
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Short and Snappy 
A Short and Snappy is a great, in-person learning opportunity! Designed for service unit meetings or other group get-togethers, it is a facilitated discussion and guide on a specific topic. Check out the topics below and be sure to check with your service unit to find out what may be planned for leaders in your area!

Girl Led Planning
Start Your Girl Scout Year Off Right
Troop Record Keeping
Troop Money Earnng
Ceremonies
Volunteer Appreciation

 

Support Team
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Support Team
We’re here to provide you with local support, learning opportunities, and advice. Never hesitate to reach out and ask for help! A team of volunteers and staff are available to answer questions about all things Girl Scouting. Contact your Service Team, or call our Customer Care Hotline at 888.350.5090.

 

View our Staff Directory.

Volunteer Learning
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Volunteer Learning

Depending upon your position, there are a variety of required trainings you’ll need to complete right away. We also offer enrichment opportunities throughout the year that help you hone your skills. 


Learn more and sign up for Girl Scouts Volunteer Learning

Forms and Documents
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Forms and Documents

To make it easier for you, we've put all of our forms and documents in one place.

 

Visit our Forms and Documents page for more documents and information.

GSWO Blog
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The GSWO Blog

The purpose of this blog is to support volunteers as they implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience with girls. We’ll offer hands on activities to try with girls, tips and tricks to a support your work, and links to other helpful resources.

 

Visit the GSWO Blog!

GSWO Volunteer Support Facebook Group
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GSWO Volunteer Support Facebook Group

This GWO Volunteer Support Facebook group is a fun, friendly community where volunteers can share their passion for Girl Scouts and support one another. It is also a place where Girl Scouts of Western Ohio can interact with our dedicated volunteers!

 

This Facebook group is monitored Monday to Friday during business hours and to a limited extent during weekday evenings and Saturdays. This group is not monitored on Sundays or holidays.

 

Request to Join the Facebook Group.