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Volunteer Training & Resources

As your go-to resource for all things Girl Scouts, we’ve outlined the required trainings, enrichment opportunities, resources and much more. With us, the fun of learning never stops!


Adult Screening Process

All adults who are providing supervision and counted in the Adult-to-Girl ratio must be registered members and complete the adult screening process and be cleared by GSNorCal. The volunteer screening process of an electronic background check will be initiated after an adult registers in a volunteer role.

For more information about background checks, please view our Adult Screening Process FAQ.

Volunteer Essentials (Formerly CRG)

Think of Volunteer Essentials as your encyclopedia to Girl Scout volunteering! Formerly known as the Council Resource Guide, the new Volunteer Essentials is fully digital, searchable, and printable for your convenience. 

Volunteer Learning Portal

We know your time is valuable, which is why the majority of our learning courses are available online and accessible 24/7. We also offer many course prerequisites online to prepare you for in-person courses. Get started by accessing our Volunteer Learning Portal now!

Volunteer Toolkit

The Volunteer Toolkit is a comprehensive digital tool accessible via the web on your computers, smartphones, and tablets to help you have a fun and successful year with your troop! With the VTK, you can find instructions to help the girls earn badges or complete Journeys, a Resources tab with printables and videos, the ability to build a calendar viewable by families and send messages to them, and so much more! The Volunteer Toolkit is now available for all levels and multi-level troops to manage your troop, and includes meeting plans for Daisies, Brownies and Juniors that are available to everyone!

Use this handy tip sheet to get the best out of the toolkit and get started using it. Use your Member Community login (email you used to register), and you are good to go!

2016-2017 Programs & Events Guide

Every year GSNorCal plans tons of fun adventures for girls, adults, and families. Whether you're looking for troop trips, individual experiences, family fun, or adult trainings, make this Girl Scout year your best yet with the 2016-2017 Programs & Events Guide!

Activity Finder

Looking for your next program, event, or training? Check out our online Activity Finder for all of GSNorCal's upcoming events! With this interactive calendar, you can customize your searches based on an event's date, type, location, grade-level, and more.

Forms and Documents

With every volunteer role come certain responsibilities. To find the form or document you need, check our Documents and Publications page. 

The Trailhead Blog

The Trailhead is GSNorCal's official troop leader and volunteer support blog. From quick and easy tips to fun and creative activity ideas, the Trailhead will provide you with exciting new content every Tuesday and Thursday that will help you on your leadership journey.

Don't forget to subscribe for updates so you never miss a beat!


Phone & Email Support

Volunteer help and support is always a phone call or e-mail away. Our customer care team is happy to answer your questions and assist you as you volunteer. Just call 800-447-4475 or email info@girlscoutsnorcal.org