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Become a Volunteer

As a volunteer, you’ll introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined. They’ll each find their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ after all!

You’ll be their encourager, guide, and mentor, helping them develop essential life skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. Imagine the excitement, the impact, the memories made—those are the moments you’ll share at Girl Scouts. It's easier than ever thanks to the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK).

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

Embark on an extraordinary journey of leadership! Volunteer for one of the roles below, and browse the required and offered trainings.

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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
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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.

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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! 

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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!

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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!

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

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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.

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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), 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!
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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.