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Become a 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.


Troop Leader/Co-Leader                               
Work with a group of girls and mentor them as they make new friends and develop connections that will last a lifetime. 
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1) Apply! Fill out the  Adult Membership Application and note that you'd like to volunteer. Please make sure all of your documentation (application, background check, training forms, etc.) reflects the same name. 

2) You'll need to pass a background check! Please note, you'll have to renew your background check every few years.  

3) Read up! Check out the New Leader's Guide to Success.

3) Get the training you need to succeed! For most volunteer positions, your next step will be to take GSHG: New Leader Learning Series. Login to myGS and navigate to the gsLearn tab on the left side. Click here for all upcoming council trainings. 

4) Know your stuff! Read through the important documents listed on this page. 

Volunteer Roles

Troop Leader / Co-Leader
Work together to provide a quality Girl Scout Leadership Experience for girls through service to the girls assigned to their troop. The team structure allows each volunteer to maximize his or her skills as they partain to troop leadership.


Troop Family and Friends
Assist with driving, activity planning, snacks, money management, or other tasks necessary to keep the troop running oh-so-smoothly from week to week. You'll still need to register as a volunteer for this role - click here to start! 


Product Sale Volunteers
Coordinate the fall product sales of nuts, chocolates, and magazines, PLUS the annual cookie 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 ever!


Service Unit Volunteers
Support for adults and programming for girls in a specific geographical area. There are many service units in the Historic Georgia council, but you can assist in the area where you live!


Camp/Seasonal Volunteers
Help the girls explore nature and find the fun outdoors! This includes assisting with activities at council camp properties.


Adult Learning Facilitator
Work with council staff to train potential and current volunteers as well as provide enrichment opportunities to enhance the volunteers ability to help girls lead.


Special Event Volunteers
Help throughout the year at large council-organized activities for girls! Share your special hobby or skills with girls in your area. This could include STEM events, programming for older girls, outdoor education, cookie rallies, arts and crafts - the list is endless!

Volunteer Resources

We aim to make volunteering as easy and rewarding as possible! In addiion to the resources listed on this page (like Volunteer Toolkit (VTK), Safety Activity Checkpoints, Volunteer Resources and more), there are lots of good tips and tricks on Girl Scouts of the USA's website and YouTube as well as social media sites like Pinterest.  

Are you a new leader this year? Check out the New Leader's Guide to Success.

The Virtual Meeting Playbook is available now! Use the playbook and resources to make the most of your virtual troop meetings.

Stay Connected!

While your local Girl Scout council (Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia) has its own website, some Service Units within our council's jurisdiction choose to have websites of their own as well.  Below is a list of links to numerous GSHG Service Unit websites.  (If your Service Unit has a website and it's not currently listed below, please contact us here).

Keep up with GSHG on social media - follow us at the links below for up-to-the-minute information and great content!
Our Collaboration with the National Education Association

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has teamed up with the National Education Association (NEA) to provide members with easy-to-access educator resources and volunteer opportunities with local Girl Scout councils. After all, we’re the perfect fit! Both Girl Scouts and educators are deeply committed to girls’ education and development, and your distinctive expertise and experience will make a world of difference to girls in your area. Let’s build a better world for girls and for all of us, together.

Learn how Girl Scout programming meets state and national curriculum standards, and check out an important message from GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo about why the partnership between Girl Scouts and educators is so important to support girls’ success.