Be the troop leader that watches her smile get bigger as she grows more confident. Mentor a Girl Scout during cookie season so she can earn enough to reach the goals she set. Or work with other adults to provide the kind of behind-the-scenes support that makes it possible for her to have a phenomenal Girl Scout experience.
Whether you can give a few hours a week, once a month, or throughout the year, there's a role for everyone to be involved and support their Girl Scouts. Take a look at the different types of roles below of how to be a volunteer.
Help girls have fun with a purpose. Meet with the girls on an agreed-upon regular basis and guide them through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Encourage girls to discover themselves, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place. Training, resources, and support provided. Flexible hours, typically after school or early evenings, one to two times a month. All troops must have two appointed troop leaders to begin the meeting.
Support the troop by managing participation in the Cookie Program. Learn the ins and outs of managing the Cookie Program, including important dates, caregiver communication, inventory management, safety, and more. Ensure the troop follows proper policies and procedures related to the program. Training and support provided.
Support the troop by managing participation in the Fall Product Program. Learn the ins and outs of managing the Fall Product Program, including important dates, caregiver communication, inventory management, safety, and more. Ensure the troop follows proper policies and procedures related to the program. Training and support provided.
Support troop leaders in guiding girls to engage in age-appropriate activities that are girl-led, cooperative, and hands-on. Provide support to the troop through planning and implementing badges and other program activities, managing finances/Product Program participation, and driving or chaperoning field trips. Consider the following troop assistant roles:
Empower girls to lead activities, learn by doing and cooperate with others for a short-term Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Curriculum support and training provided. Series occur anytime throughout the year, and the meeting schedule is flexible.
Assist series facilitator to empower girls to lead activities, learn by doing, and cooperate with others for a short-term Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Help facilitate activities and manage troop business (registration, attendance, money, etc.).
Support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience by leading subject-specific workshops for troop and series girls. Curriculum and support provided. Assistance with the development of content is encouraged but not required.
Support adults in their work with girls by leading workshops supporting the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and/or outdoor skills for adult Girl Scout volunteers. Facilitation guides and materials were provided. Annual training and support provided by council staff.
Support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience by helping at a one-day event. Events cover a variety of topics and grade levels. Guidance and support will be provided by lead event staff.
Support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience at Girl Scout camp. Volunteer needs vary from camp to camp but include roles like a camp nurse, check-in day support, pre-camp training support, etc.
Our volunteers lead with their hearts and spark imaginations. They help Girl Scouts explore unique interests and unlock their potential. Get started on this amazing journey of discovering your leadership skills & sign-up today!