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.
How to Volunteer
To become a volunteer, you will need to start the volunteer registration process. Within this
process, you'll be required to:
- Choose a volunteer role (see below for descriptions)
- Purchase your GSUSA Adult Membership
- Submit Criminal
- Attend any trainings applicable to
Ready for a leadership role? Troop Leaders
are memory makers: they lead and guide a group of girls through Girl
Scouting, and they take the girls’ interests and abilities into
consideration when planning out their fun. As girls get older, Troop
Leaders guide more than lead, but continue to help girls develop
skills and confidence that will last a lifetime.
Troop Committee Volunteer
Want to work with girls but not quite ready for a leadership
role? These volunteers play a big role in making the troop run
smoothly. They're an extra set of eyes, ears and hands that allows the
troop to safely explore the world around them. Need a driver for
adventures big and small? Someone to chaperone a trip? Troop Committee
Volunteers can do it all!
Troop Cookie Manager
Ready to dive in but not available
for a full year? Troop Cookie Managers handle all aspects of the Girl
Scout Cookie Program at the troop level – from planning activities to
entering data in our online system, and they work primarily from
December through April. When it comes to cookies, these girls mean
Troop MagNut Manager
Ready to dive in but not available for a full year? The MagNut fall
program allows girls to earn funds early for their troop, so it needs
an adult to manage all aspects – from planning activities to entering
data in our online system. Troop MagNut Managers work primarily from
September through December.
Skilled in money management? Girls work hard for their MagNut and
Cookie Program proceeds and Troop Treasurers make sure the troop's
finances are in line and used appropriately. They help the troop stay
in compliance with GSWPA's policies and procedures for handling money,
and they make sure finances are documented and reported.
Helping Hands Network
New to Girl Scouts or looking for a flexible volunteer role?
Helping Hands Network volunteers are screened and approved volunteers
who can provide extra help to troops during meetings. While they
cannot count toward the volunteer/girl ratio, drive girls or handle
finances, the Helping Hands Network is a great first step for adults
who want to be involved with a troop but choose their own time commitment.
Service Unit Volunteers
Mentor adult volunteers as they work with Girl Scouts to create
memories they will never forget.
the girls explore nature and find the fun outdoors.
How Parents/Families Can Support Girl Scouting
While some parents/families of girls do not participate in Girl
Scouts as a volunteer, they can still play a big part in their girl’s
experience with Girl Scouts! Parents and families can engage their
girls by talking to them about their experience, supporting them
through the MagNut and Cookie programs, and staying connected with
volunteers. Parents and families can also attend troop, service unit
or GSWPA-sponsored programs and events with their girls.*
*Some programs and events require adults to purchase a GSUSA Adult
Membership in order to attend.