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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
 

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Troop Leader
Girl Scout troop leaders prepare girls for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure in a safe, all-girl, no-limits environment. Imagine the excitement, memories, and impact you’ll have helping your girls discover what interests them and how to make a difference in their world. With you as their  troop leader, they’ll go as far as their imaginations can take them.

In every Girl Scout troop, two or more leaders work with their girls to plan a progressive series of engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, exploring science, getting outdoors, selling cookies, and doing community service projects. Troop leaders are supported by Friends and Family troop volunteers, online training and planning tools, a local team of experienced Girl Scout volunteers, and dedicated staff.

Be the mentor you needed when you were growing up—volunteer today!

Leader's Guide to Success

 

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Troop Cookie/Product Manager
The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps your girls learn about goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Cookie Product Managers coordinate and organize troop sales, record keeping and money handling so that every girl can participate in this national program.
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Troop Treasurer
Setting realistic goals, creating budgets, and keeping accurate records are at the heart of this position—whether you’re working with girls or maintaining the troop’s finances. Your organizational skills and attention to detail will help your girls learn how to bring their plans to life.
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Friends and Family Volunteer                          
Join the team of Friends and Family volunteers who inspire girls to explore being go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders! Your troop’s leaders will help you find the role that matches your skills and availability—such as maintaining the troop’s finances, transporting girls to their next adventure, or helping them shine as entrepreneurs at Girl Scout Cookie booths. Friends and Family volunteers are supported by their troop leaders, online training and planning tools, a local team of experienced Girl Scout volunteers, and dedicated staff.
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Volunteer Beyond the Troop Setting

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Council Trainer                          
Love Girl Scouts and want to share your passion and knowledge with other volunteers? Join the GSOSW Council Training Corps! Volunteer trainers offer consistent training anchored in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. GSOSW trainings provide adult volunteers the skills they need to provide safe, empowering and enriching Girl Scout Programing, and inspire them to engage girls in discovering themselves, connecting with others, and to make the world a better place. Ready to get started? Submit an application to Patricia Hutchings, Learning Services Specialist, at phutchings@girlscoutsosw.org.

Looking for other volunteer opportunities? You can make a difference behind the scenes with administrative support, committee work and more. Contact us at answers@girlscoutsosw.org and let us know how you'd like to help! We'll reach out to connect you with the right opportunity.

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