By becoming a Girl Scout volunteer, you can change that! Get involved. Share your time & talents. Make a difference.


  • Get Started Here

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    Do you want to make a difference in the lives of girls?
    Follow these 4 easy steps:

    1. Become a Girl Scout by completing online membership registration.  Once registered, contact your local Girl Scout Recruitment Specialist – an expert ready to help you get started.

    2. Complete the online Volunteer Agreement and background screening (CORI) before meeting with girls.

    3. Attend training. Online Girl Scouting 101 and Pathway Orientation is required before you can meet with girls. Register now.

    4. Learn more about Girl Scouts through Volunteer Essentials – the go-to volunteer resource.

    Questions or concerns? Let us help:

    Volunteer Essentials

  • Volunteer Events

    Volunteer Recognition

    On behalf of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ Board of Directors, the Volunteer Recognition Committee is pleased to announce that 81 volunteers received formal Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts recognitions. Please see the complete list of honorees, and join us in congratulating them!

    Photos from the Volunteer Recognition Dinner on May 5, celebrating these outstanding volunteers, coming soon!

    Service units may still honor volunteers locally. Check out the Volunteer Recognition Chart for more information.

    You're appreciated! In May 2015, GSEM celebrated 81 volunteers, four service units and two committees with formal Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts recognitions. We honored remarkable role models at a dinner celebration see the latest here as we profile several awards at a time; read them all here.

  • Wednesday Webinars

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    Sign up. Sign on. Learn. 3rd Wednesday* of each month, 12 – 1 PM

    July 15, 2015 – Guiding Your Senior Journey
    Explore fun and easy ways to engage girls in Journey activities and to help them plan for their Take Action project. We will highlight the themes of all three Journeys and discuss how to customize them to fit your troop’s interests. Christine Smith lead and Joan Reilly assist. Register. Last day to register is 7/13/15.

    Miss out on last month’s webinar?  Access it and all of our recordings here:

    June 2015: Reaching Higher: an Introduction to the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards

    Browse the complete archive of Wednesday Webinar recordings.

  • Virtual Coaching

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    Got Questions?  Get answers from experienced volunteers and staff without leaving the comfort of your home! 

    Participate in our NEW Virtual Coaching Sessions and seek advice, share experiences and learn about new resources.  Virtual Coaching sessions are level specific and focused on YOUR needs, so submit your questions in advance or come ready to share them in session.

    Registration is free, but required to obtain log in information. Join once or become a regular! Sessions are offered every other month and are always from 8 - 9 PM.

    See our complete virtual training schedule.

  • Camping Skills


    An integral part of Girl Scouting is the outdoor experience.

    Camping Skills Training is required to take girls camping in tents and for sleepovers in lodges. Checkout the Camping Learning Plan for Volunteers.

    Spring Camping Skills Training sessions have been added to our training calendar. Register now, as training is required 6-8 weeks prior to taking girls camping.

    Is your service unit planning an Encampment? Encampment Director Training is available online, free pre-registration is required. 

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  • Volunteer Resources

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    Everything you need is available online 24/7. Search our Programs & activities database, learn about program age levels and find updated forms to get your troop started.

    Find volunteer policies, volunteer position descriptions, program guidelines and much more in our Resource Library and Forms section.

    Search Volunteer Learning and Training Opportunities
    Learn about Core Learning Plan for Troop Volunteers (PDF)

    Facilitator guides, handbooks, safety manuals and other helpful publications from Girl Scouts of the USA are available to volunteers at the Girl Scout Shop.