What did you do today? As a Girl Scout volunteer, you'll add meaningful days to girls' lives and to your own. Tackle everything from global warming to election reform. Travel to incredible places. Share your personal passions and create experiences together you'll never forget. You can spend an hour, a day or more - depending on your schedule.
Never been a Girl Scout? It's not too late. We're looking for adults 18 years of age or older who believe in girls and represent the diversity of the world we live in - women, men, young adults, senior citizens, people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds - and of course our treasured alumnae.
Flexible Ways to Volunteer - Six Pathway Options
Think it's a full-year commitment? Think again. There are now several ways for you to get involved simply by matching your expertise, skills, interests and life experiences to the opportunities available:
Camp: Unplug from your everyday demands and explore the great outdoors with a group of like-minded girls. Share your passion and unique talents with tomorrow's outdoor enthusiasts.
Events: Have high energy but limited availability? Choose your favorite topics, and help girls unleash their potential. During half -day to three-day events you'll interact with girls, excite their passions and help them become their best selves.
Series: Have a particular skill or talent? Looking for a chance to work with girls without a long-term commitment? Then come share your passion with a focused group of girls who can't wait to learn your skill or pursue your area of interest.
Travel: Expand girls' horizons. Explore the world - or at least your corner of it - with a group of girls who need your help planning a trip, earning money and preparing themselves for the adventures of travel.
Troops: Want to participate in exciting activities throughout the school year with a small group of girls? You'll share so much as the girls in your troop earn awards and badges, go on field trips and learn from community leaders and experts on issues important to your community.
Virtual: Enjoy mentoring girls in an online environment? The magic of the Internet will link you with girls who immerse themselves in leadership activities, earn badges and enjoy the virtual-but very real-friendships that blossom.
Learn more about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
You must be a least 18 years of age or older
Be a positive role model for the leaders of tomorrow
Flexible attitude and sense of humor
You must enroll as a member in Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). Membership Dues of $12.00 goes to GSUSA, the national organization, to pay for accident insurance covering participation in approved Girl Scout activities, program research and resources, training and services to Councils.
The volunteer application process, including criminal background check, must be completed before meeting with girls. While paperwork is being processed, you may attend courses.
Adult Learning Requirements
After returning a volunteer application and criminal background check authorization, all volunteers must take online Girl Scouting 101. It is an orientation to the Girl Scout organization and national program.
The next step, depending on your chosen position, is additional position-specific training.
How can Girl Scouts impact your life? Hear from Girl Scout volunteer Trenia Marietta.
Become a volunteer
online interest form
Application for Volunteer Service
in Girl Scouting
Online Girl Scouting 101
Become a Girl Scout Troop Leader Informational Booklet
GO! Great Opportunities