World Center Volunteers

Have you ever dreamed of living abroad, immersing yourself in a foreign language or establishing a global network of friends and contacts? Are you friendly, open-minded, dedicated to service and adventurous? Do you possess a genuine love for people, sensitivity to others and commitment to the basic principles of Girl Scouting? If so, you may be just the sort of volunteer the World Centers want.

Volunteering at one of the World Centers in England, India, Mexico or Switzerland can help you make cross-cultural connections, develop new leadership skills, and cultivate international friendships that last a lifetime. Why is a volunteer experience different from visiting one of the World Centers? Says Sierra of California, who volunteered at Our CabaƱa, "Nothing beats staying put. Each day you are able to go a little deeper. Your eyes open wider and wider. I love traveling around, but it's nice to go to a place and say, 'I have a good friend there. I consider it one of my homes.'" Read about Sierra's global adventures and those of other world travelers.

Our Cabaña,
Pax Lodge,
Our Chalet,
Volunteer period 3 or 5 months 6 - 10 weeks 2 - 6 months 3 - 6 months
Age requirement 21 + 18 + 18 + 18 +

Room & Board

Partial travel assistance

Room & Board

Travel assistance up to $500

Room & Board

Travel assistance up to £500

Room & Board

Application deadline December 31st April 15th or October 15th Six months prior to start date. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Six months prior to start date


Information and volunteer applications can be found online at the World Centers' Web sites.

GSUSA International Commissioner's Signature

To obtain the International Commissioner' signature for world center applications, e-mail a scanned copy of the completed application to globalgirlscouting@girlscouts.org.

For more information, e-mail us at globalgirlscouting@girlscouts.org or call us at (800) 852-8000.