As a volunteer, you’ll introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined. You’ll be their cheerleader, guide, and mentor, helping them develop skills and confidence that will last long after the meeting is over. Imagine the smiles, the excitement, the memories made–those are the moments you’ll share at Girl Scouts. Be the role model she’ll always remember.
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Explore what being a volunteer could mean for you. We know what it means for girls.
Every girl has the ability to lead. But only one girl in five believes she can. A lack of role models, unhealthy images of beauty, peer pressure to not stand out, and a mean-girl culture are just some of the obstacles that stand between girls and their full potential. But now that you’re here, girls are one step closer to breaking down those barriers. Volunteering opportunities with Girl Scouts are tailored to fit your calendar, your skills and your interests. Your time as a volunteer will provide girls the free and safe environment they need to pursue whatever interests, causes and leadership roles are most important to them. With your support, girls will stand up, stand out and stand tall.
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Who can volunteer?
Girl Scout adult membership is open to women and men 18 and over who accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Volunteers must be registered members and complete a volunteer application and additional screening to be appointed as a GSSEF volunteer.
Do Girl Scouts run background checks on their volunteers?
Yes. Protecting the girls and young women in our charge as well as the Girl Scout Movement is top priority, and screenings and reference checks are integral parts of our due diligence process and risk management policy. Background screening is the process of authenticating the information supplied to a potential employer by an applicant on his or her resume, application and during interviews. At Girl Scouts, the screening of volunteers (and employees) includes references checks and criminal background checks, which are performed by independent, third-party, background-screening agencies.
Can men participate?
Male adult members may serve in a troop/group which includes being designated as the Leader with a minimum of one unrelated female adult member who serves the same troop/group as Co-Leader. Male adult members may participate and/or accompany girl members on overnight activities (e.g. trips, travel, programs, etc.) with a minimum of two unrelated female adult members.
For more information, please refer to Volunteer Policies and Procedures – effective August 1, 2014 and 2014 – 2015 Volunteer Essentials Manual.