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 Recognitions

    Volunteer Recognition

    Volunteer recognition nomination and endorsements are now open!

    Do you know a volunteer who is the glue that holds your service unit together? Been to a fantastic training and want to thank a Council Facilitator? Now’s the time!

    Check out the great GSEM and GSUSA volunteer recognitions on the Volunteer Recognition Chart. Nominate or endorse a deserving volunteer today. Service Units and Committees are eligible for the President’s Award.

    Save the date! The Volunteer Recognition Dinner is May 5, 2015 6:00PM at the Marlborough Holiday Inn.

  • Wednesday Webinars

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    Sign up. Sign on. Learn. 3rd Wednesday of each month
    12 - 1 PM.

    January 21, 2015 – Camping with Girls: Strategies for Success — Exploring nature and the world around us through camping and outdoor adventures is an important part of the Girl Scout tradition. But how do we make sure that all girls feel confident and included in these experiences? Join this discussion with our camping trainers and hear how to encourage girl-led planning and participation. Also learn how to make simple adaptations to ensure success for girls of different ages and abilities. Last day to register is 1/19/14.

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

    December 2014: The ABCs of Selling Girl Scout Cookies

    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.

    Girl Scouts of the USA is developing several new outdoor badges to add next year. Girls have completed the first round of voting and choose Outdoor Recreation as the theme for the new outdoor badges! Now, girls can vote on the types of badge activities they’d like to earn. Voting ends December 31, 2014. Girls only, please

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

    Camping Skills Training spring dates will be posted in January.

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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.