Cultural Initiatives Assistant
Cultural Initiatives Assistants work with girls and staff to carry out Girl Scout programs within assigned cultural initiative troops.
- Complete training for position within four months of being appointed.
- Partner with girls and River Valleys’ staff to plan, carry out, and evaluate troop programming utilizing Girl Scouts River Valleys’ Planning Guides as the core materials.
- Provide for the safety and security of girls by following Volunteer Essentials Safety-Wise.
- Encourage girls to participate in and/or plan activities beyond the troop, including council- and service unit-sponsored program events, summer camps, and Take Action (community service learning) projects.
- Guide girls in troop self-management and troop financial management as directed by staff.
- Develop relationships with girls in the troop, and help them to learn to respect the rights of others and to understand differences and similarities within the group.
- Communicate Girl Scout programming, troop goals, and troop needs to parents/guardians and/or troop committee as needed.
- Follow established GSUSA and River Valleys’ guidelines to remove barriers and guaranteeing Girl Scouts is open to all girls to participate.
- Follow all GSUSA and River Valleys’ policies, standards, and procedures.
- Promote and support River Valleys’ Family Fundraising Campaign, Fall Product Program, and Cookie Program Activity in relationship to your volunteer position.
- Attend regular troop meetings, utilize girl planning and utilize the Planning Guides in programming.
- Willing to become a registered adult member of GSUSA.
- Willing to fully participate in volunteer application and screening process.
- Practice welcoming and inclusive behavior toward people of all ages, races, religions, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation, gender, educational, and economic backgrounds.
- Committed to speak and act in a manner consistent with the Girl Scout Mission, Promise, and Law.
- Demonstrate effective group and interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to organize materials and accurately maintain records.
- Enjoy being with girls and embrace girl planning.
Troops meet from October through May. Meeting times vary from lunch-time, after school and evening troops. Some troops meet once a week, and some meet every other week.