It's always the right time to make a difference—and now is the perfect time to do that as a Girl Scout volunteer. Discover how good it feels to help Girl Scouts find their voice.
Just by being yourself, you can be a person that girls can count on—the one who listens intently, who encourages them to chase their goals, who keeps them laughing, and who helps them feel confident in who they are. Together, you’ll build a community where every girl is celebrated and valued.
You don't have to have a child of your own to get involved; all you need is a passion for mentoring the next generation of leaders. We are ready to get you started!
Troop Volunteer Roles
Work with other bright, creative people as a team to guide Girl Scouts in growing life and leadership skills though teamwork and exciting activities. A troop leader coordinates and organizes the meeting activities, communicates with parents and families, and engages their Girl Scouts to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Traditional style troops can have multiple troop leaders, typically 2-3, that team up to share responsibility and leadership for the meeting activities.
Work alongside your troop leader to coordinate and organize the meeting activities, communicate with parents and families, and engage Girl Scouts to create memories that will last a lifetime!
The troop treasurer is a vital part of any Girl Scout troop and helps make all the troop's activities possible by managing the troop funds and bank account. Trustworthy and reliable, this volunteer works with the troop and troop leader to help develop a budget, make sure dues and payments are collected at meetings, manage the troop checking account, and share the troop balance with the troop and their families (all while helping the troop learn important financial literacy and money management skills).
Did you know that the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business in the world?
Troop Cookie Chairs help foster entrepreneurship, business ethics, money management, and people skills in their troop by supporting the troop's cookie program. They'll support by coordinating family orders, distributing and maintaining inventory, reserving booth locations, and keeping the focus where it belongs: on the Girl Scouts!
Plus, all the money your troop earns through the cookie program stays with your troop to fund activities and events all year long. Whether it’s a trip they’ll never forget, a service project that will change their community forever, or the opportunity to build a lifetime of memories at camp, Girl Scout Cookies help make it happen!
Troop Fall Take Action Product Program Managers guides the troop through the Fall Take Action Product program. Similar to the Troop Cookie Chair, the Troop Fall Take Action Product Program Manager fosters entrepreneurship, business ethics, money management, and people skills in their troop by supporting the troop's participation in the Fall Take Action Product Program.
Troop Helpers and Chaperones are role models, mentors, and vital members of a happy, successful troop. They coordinate field trips, chaperone cookie booths, organize and attend camping trips, or share their unique talents with Girl Scouts as the troop earns badges related to their expertise—the opportunities are endless!
While each troop has its own way of creating an action-packed Girl Scout experience, youth always get more out of their time in Girl Scouts when volunteers are there to help. Being a Troop Helper/Chaperone is a great opportunity to make a meaningful impact. Time commitment and specific Troop Helper volunteer roles are flexible and depend on the troop’s needs.
The Troop Admin in a co-op troop coordinates the calendar and communicates with families, GSNorCal, and the Service Unit.
In a co-op troop, the Troop Program Coordinator plans out the troop year with the Girl Scouts to determine activities and badges the troop will pursue.
Trip and Outdoor Coordinators help the troop plan, budget, and prepare for their troop and outdoor adventures. Specific training is provided to help you learn how to prepare Girl Scouts for travel and outdoor experiences in progressive steps following Girl Scouts Travel Progression and Outdoor Progression Charts.
Training and Volunteer Requirements
As a Girl Scout volunteer, you will be part of a network of thousands of talented volunteers just like you. Online training is offered for all volunteer positions. Volunteers are asked to register as a member in Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). Registration for adult volunteers is $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. Volunteers may request financial assistance to help with the annual registration fee. Troop volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and must complete a fingerprint screening process, which includes a criminal background check. We ask that you register as a member before you start your criminal background check.
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