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Troop Leader With Girls at a Malala Event

Become a Volunteer

Prepare her for a lifetime of leadership, and be the mentor
she needs.

As a volunteer, you’ll introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined. They’ll each find their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ after all!

You’ll be their cheerleader, guide, and mentor, helping them develop essential life skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. Imagine the excitement, the impact, the memories made—those are the moments you’ll share at Girl Scouts. Embark on an extraordinary journey of leadership!

Sign Up as a Volunteer

Need to know more? Read on to learn the many ways you can volunteer. See what girls do at Girl Scouts, or find out how to sign up the girl in your life.

Ways to Volunteer

There are many ways to volunteer with Girl Scouts. Be the troop leader that supports her every week—the one that watches her smile get bigger as she grows more confident. Mentor a Girl Scout Cookie Professional during cookie season so she can earn enough to reach the goals she and her troop set. Or work with other adults to provide the kind of behind-the-scenes support that makes it possible for her to make amazing new memories at Girl Scouts.

Whether you can give a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun.

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Troop Leader/Co-Leader

Work with a group of girls, known as a troop, and mentor them as they make new friends and develop connections that will last a lifetime.

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Co-op Troop Leader

Share leader responsibilities with all the other parents in a troop. Instead of two co-leaders running the troop, parents take turns on a rotating schedule. Download the Co-op Troop Leader Reference Sheet (PDF) to learn more.

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Troop Volunteers

Assist with driving, activity planning, snacks, money management, or other tasks necessary to keep the troop running oh-so-smoothly from week to week.

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Juliette Mentor

A Girl Scout Juliette Mentor is a parent or trusted adult who guides a Juliette (individual Girl Scouts not participating in a troop) through her experience. Mentors lead their girl, just as troop leaders lead their troop.

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Cookie Volunteers (or Troop Cookie Managers)

Coordinate the annual cookie sale at the troop level. Set up cookie booths, manage inventory and money, and then watch the girls light up when they earn the rewards for being the best cookie sellers ever!

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Service Unit Volunteers

Support and mentor adult volunteers in your service unit (a local geographic subdivision of the council) as they work with Girl Scouts to create memories they will never forget.

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Resources and Training

When you volunteer with Girl Scouts River Valleys, you’re part of a network of thousands of volunteers just like you, some with years or decades of experience. Check out—a resource website just for volunteers with training, planning guides, activity plans, field trip opportunities, forms, role descriptions, and more. We also have staff dedicated to providing personal support to you.

Committees and Task Groups

In addition to the elected Board of Directors and the volunteers in roles listed above, volunteer committees and task groups contribute greatly to the success of Girl Scouts River Valleys. Learn about our committees and task groups.