Volunteer facilitators deliver quality, position-specific trainings to adult volunteers and provide each student with the information and support necessary to develop the skills needed to be successful in their volunteer position.
Training and Participation
- Successfully complete the mandatory Facilitating Adult Learning course OR demonstrate competency assessed on an individual basis by the adult development specialist.
- Complete an apprenticeship.
- Deliver multiple training sessions per year.
- Attend annual trainer updates and enrichments to maintain a working knowledge of current Girl Scout program, policies, standards and practices.
- Stay current on River Valleys and the adult development department updates via the website and publications.
Communication and Leadership
- Prepare, deliver, and evaluate training sessions consistent with River Valleys’ policies, procedures and objectives.
- Coordinate needed supplies and materials with the adult development specialist as required by the standardized curriculum.
- Submit all attendance rosters and evaluations to the adult development specialist immediately following training sessions.
- Provide productive feedback to the River Valleys’ adult development department aimed at the improvement of curriculum design and effective training delivery.
- Currently registered Girl Scout member.
- Be 18 years old and complete the River Valleys volunteer application process.
- Ability to represent River Valleys with a professional and positive attitude.
- 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.
- Be an enthusiastic and positive representative of GSUSA and River Valleys.
- Possess mature judgment, sense of humor, flexibility and enthusiasm.
- Well organized with skills in group facilitation, the use of varied resources, appropriate teaching methods, ability to work independently, be flexible, adaptable and able to travel to weekend and evening events as needed.
- Willing to attend personal development enrichment sessions offered by the Adult Development Department to improve training skills.
- Work as a team when required