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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 (and we offer all of the training and resources you need to be successful)!

In order to ensure that volunteering with Girl Scouts is safe, supportive, and fun for everyone, all volunteers complete a background check and are covered under GSNorCal insurance.


Be a Troop Leader or Co-Leader

Work with other bright, creative people as a team to guide girls in growing leadership skills and having fun. A troop leader coordinates and organizes the meeting activities, works with girls and engages families to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Adults in a Co-troop leader role partner to share responsibility and leadership for the meeting activities and troop support roles with other troop leaders.


Be a Friend of the Troop

Support the girls’ experience by working with the troop leaders as a team to help with troop activities. Tasks can include assisting with field trips or driving, managing troop records, facilitating or other tasks necessary to keep the troop running oh-so-smoothly from week to week.


Be a Product Sales Volunteer

Coordinate the annual cookie or Fall sale at the troop level. Set up cookie booths, manage inventory and money, and then watch the girls light up when they earn the rewards for being the best cookie sellers and Fall product sellers ever!


Be a Service Unit Volunteer

Support and mentor adult volunteer members in your service unit (a local geographic subdivision of the council) while maintaining local connections and visibility in your community.


Be a Camp/Seasonal Volunteer

Help the girls explore nature and find the fun outdoors at one of our volunteer-led camps or outdoor program centers!