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 are receiving 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!

    Join us at the Volunteer Recognition Dinner to celebrate these outstanding volunteers!
    May 5, 2015 at the Marlborough Holiday Inn, Register now, $25.00/PP.

    Directly proceeding the dinner is GSEM’s Annual Meeting. Separate pre-registration is required.

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

  • Wednesday Webinars

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

    April 15 – Planning Events in Your Service Unit
    From town celebrations to badge days, planning and organizing events of any size is hard work. Hear strategies and tips for planning, promoting, and executing service unit events from those who’ve done it successfully. Last day to register is April 13.

    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.