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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. Plus, it's easier than ever to volunteer thanks to Volunteer Toolkit (VTK). 

Whether you can give a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun. Volunteer for one of the roles below, and browse the required and offered trainings

Step-By-Step

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. While your application and background check are being processed, start looking at training options

3) Get the training you need to succeed! For most volunteer positions, your next step will be to take Girl Scouts 101. If volunteering as part of a troop leadership team, you will need to take the New Leader Orientation too. Click here for all training options and here for all upcoming trainings. 

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

Volunteer Roles

Troop Leader/Co-Leader-                        
Assist Work with a group of girls and mentor them as they make new friends and develop connections that will last a lifetime.     

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.

Cookie Volunteers-                                   
Coordinate 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-                              
Mentor adult volunteers as they work with Girl Scouts to create memories they will never forget.

Camp/Seasonal Volunteers-                         
Help the girls explore nature and find the fun outdoors.

Training Facilitator- 
Like working with other adults? Help facilitate adult trainings.

Special Event Volunteers-
Share your special hobby or skill with girls!

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), Saftey 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.  

Stay Connected!
  • Attend monthly meetings in your local service area to learn about upcoming opportunities and to network with other volunteers, or at least catch the most recent Agenda & Files.
  • Follow us on social to stay on top of important announcements, cool tips, photos, events and more!
    -Facebook
    -Twitter
    -Pinterest
    -Instagram 
    -YouTube
    -LinkedIn
  • Sing up to receive our email communication through Constant Contact, like our 5 On Friday memos and monthly Samoa News newsletter.