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Be a Girl Scout Volunteer.

If you’re ready to deeply engage with your community, grow your skills, and show Girl Scouts what it means to be unstoppable—you’re ready to be a troop volunteer.

Need more information? Please fill out the form below and we'll contact you with more information about volunteering.

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Ways to Volunteer

Groups of Girl Scouts that meet together regularly are called troops. Find out what makes them special, and learn how you can start a new troop with our help.

Troop volunteers help Girl Scouts become stronger, kinder, and braver than they ever thought possible. Troop Leaders—and volunteers in other roles, like troop treasurer or cookie chair—engage regularly with their Girl Scouts and guide them through activities, like  earning badges, exploring the outdoors, or running their own business through the  Girl Scout Cookie ProgramNo experience is necessary!

The best part? There’s no one “type” of volunteer. If you believe that Girl Scouts can change the world, you belong here.  Join now and see how you can make the most impact. You don’t have to have a kid of your own to get involved, you simply have to care. We can help get you started.

 

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Your time is valuable, and here at Girl Scouts we have many opportunities to volunteer so the amount of time committed is your choice. Here are some brief descriptions for different troop volunteer opportunities to help you decide which is right for you.

Troop Leader

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. 
 
Troops can have multiple troop leaders, typically 2-3, that team up to share responsibility and leadership for the meeting activities.

Assistant Troop Leader

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!

Troop Cookie Chair

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 Product Program Manager

Troop Fall Product Program Managers guide the troop through the Fall Product program. Similar to the Troop Cookie Chair, the Troop Fall Product Program Manager fosters entrepreneurship, business ethics, money management, and people skills in their troop by supporting the troop's participation in the Fall Product Program.

Troop Treasurer

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).

Troop Helper

Troop Helpers 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 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.

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 must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license or California ID, and must complete a 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 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.

 

Ready to join the fun?

Start the most incredible adventure of your life now! Join now or complete the form for more information on volunteer opportunities near you.