Volunteering with Girl ScoutsNovember 14, 2016
By: Shellie Culler, Recruitment Director
Are you looking for a way to give back? To impact a girl’s life and give her invaluable skills? To be a part of your local community and take action to make the world a better place?
Then you should become a Girl Scout volunteer! Being a Girl Scout volunteer is rewarding in many ways…
- You get the opportunity to 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 a lifetime!
- You’ll lead by example, showing girls that their voices and ideas matter and that through community service projects, big and small, they can leave a lasting impact on the world!
As a Girl Scout volunteer, not only do help empower girls as they embark on their leadership journey, but you’ll also be developing your own skill set as part of the experience.
As a Girl Scout volunteer, you’ll be eligible to receive a variety of professional development and enrichment opportunities via networking events, webinars, in-person trainings, and volunteer conferences. You’ll have the opportunity to lead other teams of volunteers, bring new and innovative ideas to the organization, and build the next generation of bold and courageous leaders in the process. How cool is that? Not to mention you’ll join a sisterhood full of fun and friendships!
While there are lots of ways to volunteer, one of the most rewarding is becoming a Girl Scout troop co-leader! With fellow volunteers by your side, you’ll support your Girl Scout troop as they pursue their passions and explore the world around them. Together, you’ll discover each girl’s unique talents and skills and encourage her to be her best self. You’ll help each girl develop courage, confidence, and character as cheer each other on to make the world a better place!
And with all our amazing resources, training, and support systems, it’s now easier than ever to become a Girl Scout troop co-leader. Parents who work full-time can now easily fit this rewarding experience into their busy schedules using our online Volunteer Toolkit! This online planning toolkit keeps your troop organized and helps cut down on the planning time with packaged meeting ideas, supply lists, and activities. Additionally, troop volunteers and parents can communicate through this online platform and keep track of troop finances and goals.
Additionally, new troop co-leaders will have access to our streamlined volunteer training, which will give you all the information you need to know in two quick informational sessions. Then you can take our enrichment trainings, available online, in your own time and at your own pace.
Ready to change a girl’s life? Here are a few testimonials from parents and adults who decided they wanted to empower each and every girl:
“I decided to volunteer because there wasn’t any other parent that would step up and I really wanted my daughter to participate in Girl Scouts. But I have become best friends with my co-leader and can’t imagine my life without her now!”
“The Volunteer Toolkit is the bomb.com! I love it because it helps me stay organized as a working parent and co-leader of my daughter’s troop.”
“I wasn’t a Girl Scout growing up but I always wanted to do it!”
Simply put, being a volunteer will not only increase your interest in your daughter’s Girl Scout journey, but will help you to gain life skills that will enable you to be a better person, personally and professionally!
Are you ready to have the Girl Scout experience? Join us as a volunteer! And through December 15, when you volunteer with Girl Scouts, everyone wins! Join and lead a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, and Junior troop and you’ll receive $50 worth of startup resources!