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

    The volunteer recognition nomination and endorsement process is closed. We are happy to report that we received well over 100 nominations for the outstanding work our volunteers do to make Girl Scouting happen in Eastern Massachusetts! The Volunteer Recognition Committee is sending recommendations to GSEM’s Board of Directors for approval and we will announce the honorees in early April.

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

    At the Volunteer Recognition Dinner on May 5, 2015 at the Marlborough Holiday Inn, we will honor outstanding volunteers, service units and committees. Register now, $25.00/PP.

    Directly proceeding the dinner is GSEM’s Annual Meeting. Separate pre-registration is required. At the Annual Meeting we will conduct the business of the council and give our annual report.

  • Wednesday Webinars

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

    March 18 – Guiding your Junior Journey
    Set your GPS for "fun" and join the Juniors on their path to leadership! Explore fun and easy ways to engage girls in Journey activities and ceremonies and 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 and timelines. Junior Journeys: Agent of Change; Get Moving!; aMuse. Last day to register is March 16.

    Miss out on previous webinars? Access the most recent and all of our recordings:

    February 2015: Guiding Your Daisy Journey

    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.