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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)

Save time managing your troop year with the Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit (VTK), an amazing web app for K-5 leaders. Get access to pre-planned meetings (fully customizable of course), manage finances, view the troop roster, and track girls' attendance and achievements all from your mobile or other digital device!

 

Find out more and how to access it.

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.

Volunteer Enrichment Event
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Volunteer Enrichment Event
This annual event, sponsored by Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, gives Girl Scout volunteers an opportunity to have just as much fun as the girls get to have! The day-long event includes multiple sessions of workshops with lots of options for relaxation, new learning to help support your work with girls, and a chance to meet and network with your Girl Scout sisters. Check out this year's event details below and register online via the Activities tab!

 

2016 Volunteer Enrichment Event

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.

2016 Adult Conference
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The 2016 Adult Conference

The Adult Conference Weekend is an exciting weekend for adult volunteers! You will be able to participate in trainings and sessions that will provide opportunities to gain new skills. Join us to meet new people and network, or just relax!

 

Attendance is limited to registered adult Girl Scout volunteers. Girl members may not attend. Participants requiring accommodations for special needs must indicate that on the registration form.

 

Download the Flyer

Download the Registration Form