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Ways to Volunteer

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

Short-term Volunteers
Troop Level Volunteers

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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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.
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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!
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Service Unit Team Volunteers

Service Unit Team volunteers mentor troop volunteers as they work with Girl Scouts to create memories they will never forget. These key administrative volunteers are leaders in the Girl Scout Movement who channel their resources, wisdom, and passion to bring the Girl Scout experience to adults and girls in their service units and the community.

If you are interested in serving on a Service Unit Team in your area, Volunteer Now

Please click on each postion for an in-depth description. Thank you!

Service Unit Manager supports Girl Scouts in a designated community by coordinating and overseeing the work of the Service Unit Team. This is accomplished by appointing team members and developing a plan for the service unit that encompasses recruitment, retention, effective consistent communication, and provides a welcoming environment. 

Service Unit Treasurer works with the Service Unit Team to oversee the service unit bank account including oversight of the financial records, financial reporting, and acts as a co-signer on the account. The Service Unit Treasurer also ensures troop leaders abide by all council and GSUSA financial policies.

Service Unit Communications facilitates effective communication within service unit members and coordinates with GSDSW to manage representative media messaging and efficient two-way dissemination of council/service unit communication. 

Service Unit Registrar coordinates the annual membership registration of all-girl and adult Girl Scout members within a service unit as well as educates and promotes the use of the online registration process to all.    

Service Unit Events Coordinator cultivates a variety of girl experiences for Girl Scouts in the Service Unit founded in the four program pillars - STEM, Outdoors, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship.

Service Unit Recruiter is responsible for year-round recruitment of new girls and adults into the Service Unit. They coordinate recruitment opportunities for the service unit and help with implementing them as needed to ensure the service unit meets its membership goals.

Service Unit Trainer serves as a mentor to onboard, train, and continually support volunteer members of the Service Unit with the up-to-date council and GSUSA training requirements and content delivery. The SU Trainer may also be referred to as a Service Unit Consultant and/or Mentor. 

Please see our Product webpage for information on product-related Service Unit positions. 

There may be other more specialized Service Unit Positions available.

Camp / Seasonal Volunteers

Camp/Seasonal Volunteers                          
Help the girls explore nature and find the fun outdoors.
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Council Level / Committee Volunteers
Fall Product and Cookie Volunteers

The Service Unit Fall Product Manager is a member of the Service Unit team and responsible for coordinating the Fall Product Program for troops within a designated Service Unit.

The Service Unit Cookie Program Manager is a member of the Service Unit team and responsible for coordinating the Cookie Product Program for troops within a designated Service Unit.