Can parents and adults volunteer?
always need guides and mentors to help them develop into successful
adults. Whether you help out at meetings, go on field trips, or become
a troop leader, the time you devote will help inspire today’s girls to
become tomorrow’s leaders.
Check out all the different ways
to have fun at Girl Scouts. Or see all the exciting
possibilities Girl Scouts offers girls of all ages.
What will I do as a Girl Scout volunteer?
As part of a
network of nearly one million adults, you’ll share an important
commitment to preparing girls to lead successful lives. A volunteer
serves as a partner and role model to girls. In the process, you’ll
discover your own skills and abilities, meet new people, and
"learn by doing" alongside girls. Check out our Volunteer Resources.
What are the benefits of volunteering for Girl Scouts?
Girl Scouts really is great for everyone! Data shows it is not
just girls who benefit from participating in Girl Scouts: 94 percent
of volunteers have made new friends, 88 percent believe their life is
better because they volunteer with Girl Scouts, and two-thirds believe
their volunteer experience has helped them professionally. Also,
ninety-five percent of Girl Scout volunteers are happy knowing they
are making girls’ lives better.
Source: Girl Scouts of the USA 2014 pulse poll.
When can I join as a volunteer?
Any day is a good day to
volunteer with Girl Scouts. We’re always looking for qualified
volunteers to help, whether it’s during the school year, over summer
break, or any time in between. In fact, today is the perfect day to
Is there a way to volunteer “sometimes”?
Yes! Check in
with your local Girl Scout council and see what type of help they’d
like. Extra adults are always needed for trips and special events, as
well as for Girl Scout Cookie activities.
What are the most popular volunteer activities?
Volunteers help out in all kinds of ways, both large and small.
From leading a troop to helping out at cookie sales, going on field
trips, or lending a hand at meetings, volunteers have many
opportunities to join in the fun of Girl Scouting—and make a real
positive impact on girls.
Is there a screening process?
Yes. To ensure the safety
and well-being of our girl members, all volunteers are required to
complete a background check prior to becoming involved. All
information you provide will be strictly confidential.
What about safety?
Safety is a top priority for Girl
Scouts. All activities are supervised, and we provide our volunteers
with top-notch training and program resources. We also follow
guidelines tailored to individual activities and girls' ages.
How do I sign up?
Just enter your zip code in the space
above and we'll direct you to your local Girl Scout council to get started.