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Whether you can give a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun.

Troop Volunteers
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. VOLUNTEER TODAY!


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. VOLUNTEER TODAY!


Friends and Family

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. VOLUNTEER TODAY!

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. VOLUNTEER TODAY!

Service Unit Volunteers
Service Unit Manager

The service unit manager (SUM) serves as a knowledgeable, positive, and encouraging source of support and leadership for the entire service unit team. This position enthusiastically engages others in carrying out the team’s plans, building community, and delivering quality Girl Scout experiences in their area. For more information, check out the Service Unit Manager Position Description. Ready to go? VOLUNTEER TODAY!


Data Specialist

The service unit data specialist (SUDS) is the go-to resource for service team members, troop leaders, and individuals regarding the service unit’s data. Data includes, but is not limited to: personal information about members, Girl Scout participation types (such as troops, programs, clubs, etc.), volunteer background check status, and volunteer training status. The SUDS works closely with other service unit team members to support their work, and with troop leaders to both provide, gather, and ensure up-to-date information. The SUDS also regularly communicates with GSOSW customer support about data changes and with their GSOSW data team liaison regarding any questions or report requests. For more information, check out the Data Specialist Position Description. Ready to go? VOLUNTEER TODAY!


Girl Experience Mentor

The girl experience mentor (GEM) focus is helping troop leaders understand Girl Scout programming and incorporate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) into their troop experience. More broadly, the GEM educates, mentors, and supports volunteers in finding purpose and inspiration in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and Girl Scout programming; facilitating girl-led experiences through progression; delivering fun, girl-led Girl Scout events; and championing a well-rounded Girl Scout experience. For more information, check out the Girl Experience Mentor Position Description. Ready to go? VOLUNTEER TODAY!

Membership Growth Manager

The membership growth manager (MGM) brings their creative spark to engage the service team, troops, and Girl Scout families in opportunities to invite new members to join and volunteer with Girl Scouts. They build a network of local troop volunteers, Girl Scout families, and community partners who are ready to take action to help more girls become Girl Scouts. For more information, check out the Membership Growth Manager Position Description. Ready to go? VOLUNTEER TODAY!

Product Manager

The service unit product manager (SUPM) position manages their community’s participation in council sponsored product programs, including the Girl Scout Cookie Program and the Fall Product Program. This position provides the training, guidance, and support troop volunteers need to engage their girls in a successful program focused on Girl Scouts building key leadership and entrepreneurial skills. For more information, check out the Service Unit Product Manager Position Description. Ready to go? VOLUNTEER TODAY!

Travel Coordinator

The service unit travel coordinator (TC) supports and coaches volunteers in planning troop travel that is girl-led, safe, and progression-based (age/experience appropriate). They understand,  uphold and abide by GSOSW Council Volunteer Policies and Procedures and are comfortable accessing and sharing resources to support Girl Scout travel. The TC keeps detailed records of troop travel for the service unit and guides volunteers through the trip approval process. For more information, check out the Travel Coordinator Position Description. Ready to go? VOLUNTEER TODAY!

Treasurer

The service unit treasurer serves as the coordinator of Girl Scout funds in the service unit and supports the banking needs of Girl Scout troops. The service unit treasurer helps ensure that all financial processes followed are consistent with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and Girl Scout guidelines. For more information, check out the Treasurer Position Description. Ready to go? VOLUNTEER TODAY!

Volunteer Mentor

The volunteer mentor is a crucial component in the development and success of new troop leaders. Serving as the first point of contact in the service unit for new troop leaders, the volunteer mentor provides a warm welcome, introduces the opportunities available to leaders through the service unit, provides advanced learning opportunities, and answers any questions new leaders have about Girl Scouts and their role. For more information, check out the Volunteer Mentor Position Description. Ready to go? VOLUNTEER TODAY!

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. Join us for an upcoming virtual info session or 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.