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Ways to Volunteer

Be the troop leader that supports her every week—the one that watches her smile get bigger as she grows more confident. Mentor a Girl Scout Cookie Professional during cookie season so she can earn enough to reach the goals she and her troop set. Or work with other adults to provide the kind of behind-the-scenes support that makes it possible for her to make amazing new memories at Girl Scouts.

Whether you can give a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun.

Volunteer Roles
 

Working with Girls

Troop Leader/Assistant Leader

As a troop volunteer, you’ll serve as a partner and role model to girls. You’ll also work closely with co-volunteers, and you’ll be supported along the way by experienced local volunteers and Council staff. You will make a profound difference in the lives of “your girls," and they will change your life too!

Troop Helper 

There are many ways to assist a troop. Help girls at troop meetings or chaperone field trips and outings. Assist girls with activities and ensure their safety. Serve as troop treasurer, product sales coordinator, first aider or trip/camping coordinator.

Short-Term Leader 

Work with girls on projects that can last for a day or several weeks, whatever fits your schedule. Help them earn a badge or learn about a specific topic, like healthy living, financial literacy or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Let us know your interests and your availability, and we will find the right fit for you.

Camp & Outdoors 

Share your love of the outdoors with girls! Take them on hiking, biking and climbing adventures or serve as a boating, archery or challenge course facilitator. Certification classes are available for many of these activities.

Share Skills or Expertise 

We are always looking for adults who can share a specific skill or expertise through occasional workshops and events. Let us know what you have to offer, and we’ll contact you with opportunities to help.

Working with Adult Volunteers

Program Consultant

Help troop leaders plan high-quality activities for girls that incorporate Girl Scout program materials.

Events Coordinator

Help volunteers and girls plan larger-scale events for different occasions throughout the year, like cookie rallies, Girl Scout birthday, award ceremonies and bridging ceremonies.

Product Sales

Be part of the nation’s largest girl-led business and leading financial literacy and entrepreneurial program for girls! Help coordinate the product sales program, including training and supporting volunteers and parents.

Recruitment & Registration

Bring the Girl Scout experience to more girls and volunteers by helping with informational tables at schools and community events and assisting new members with the registration process.

Finance Coordinator

Provide guidance to troop leaders for managing troop bank accounts and submitting required financial paperwork.

Volunteer Support

Provide orientation training and serve as a coach to help new volunteers get started on their Girl Scout journeys.

Volunteer Recognition

Create opportunities to recognize and thank the hardworking and dedicated volunteers who make a difference in the lives of girls every day.

Adult Learning  

Facilitate classes for volunteers or assist with the creation of new learning opportunities.

Community Relations

Represent Girl Scouts at community events and help tell the Girl Scout story by reporting about the great things that girls do every day.

Fundraising  

Help to promote the Family Partnership campaign by educating families and planning fund raising events.

Other Ways to Help

Events

Can’t make a long term commitment, but still want to help? We can notify you when help is needed at special girl, volunteer or fundraising events. We also have opportunities for periodic reception, data entry and administrative support. Let us know your interests and we’ll find the right match for you.

Reception  

Can’t make a long term commitment, but still want to help? We can notify you when help is needed at special girl, volunteer or fundraising events. We also have opportunities for periodic reception, data entry and administrative support. Let us know your interests and we’ll find the right match for you.

Data Entry  

Can’t make a long term commitment, but still want to help? We can notify you when help is needed at special girl, volunteer or fundraising events. We also have opportunities for periodic reception, data entry and administrative support. Let us know your interests and we’ll find the right match for you.


Training is offered for all volunteer positions. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and must complete an application and screening process, which includes a criminal background check. Volunteers are also asked to register as a member in Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). Registration costs $25 and goes to GSUSA to pay for accident insurance covering participation in approved Girl Scout activities, program research and resources, training and services to Councils.

Ready to join the FUN?

Start the most incredible adventure of your life now!