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Ways to Volunteer

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.

Volunteer Roles
 

Becoming Me Program Series Facilitator

Becoming Me Program Series Facilitator

Girl Scouts is launching the Becoming Me program in collaboration with former First Lady Michelle Obama and Penguin Random House. Inspired by themes from Mrs. Obama’s Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers, Girl Scouts’ new Becoming Me program aims to help girls become their best selves.

By facilitating this 6-8 week program with girls in grades K-12, you will have the opportunity to support and nurture girls on their own journey to become whomever they want to be. The Becoming Me program also includes a members-only virtual event with Mrs. Obama on Thursday, May 6, 2021, that will be available for volunteers to view in the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) in early August.

Location: Online or at a designated GSNNJ council facility

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate 6-8 weeks of meetings with girls in accordance with the program outline
  • Assist the girls in earning three pre-selected badges from their program level, examining the badgework through the lens of the themes of Mrs. Obama’s Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers
  • Support the girls and their families in their introduction the Girl Scouts, answering questions and connecting them to council staff for additional details on continuing their involvement
  • Coordinate technical challenges behind the scenes to ensure the best possible experience for girls (for virtual engagement)
  • Coordinate with the meeting location and the council to make sure dates, times and details are set up for each meeting (for in-person engagement)
  • Become a member of Girl Scouts and complete a background check
  • Attend a brief mandatory digital training prior to serving in the role

Qualifications

  • Experience navigating digital presentation platforms including Zoom (for virtual engagement)
  • Experience and/or interest in working with girls of a variety of age levels
  • Completion of a background check

Time Commitment

  • Pre-meeting prep work and calls: approximately 2 hours
  • Meeting time, 1-2 hours per meeting for 6-8 weeks

Training and Support

  • Mandatory digital training to provide a brief foundation in Girl Scout programming
  • Pre-series conference call with council staff to review specific details

Benefits

  • Inspire girls to explore new interests and experiences
  • Build skills in time management, working with girls and facilitating activities with a small group
  • Build your skills in digital presentation (for virtual engagement)

For more information, visit GSUSA's Becoming Me website If you are interested in supporting GSNNJ as a Becoming Me Program Series Facilitator, contact us at customercare@gsnnj.org. 

Leader/Advisor

Troop leaders/advisors work with a group of girls introducing them to new experiences and helping them unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader) to take the lead and change the world.

Troop Helper and/or Overnight Participant

Troop helpers and/or Overnight Participants may assist with or attend troop meetings, activities, or overnight events, provide administrative support, or help wherever needed. (Troop Helpers and Overnight Participants were previously knows as Troop Committee Members.)

Troop Product Sales, Cookie Program

Troop Product Sales Manager, Cookie Program oversees the Cookie Program within the troop by assisting girls in participating, receiving/distributing products, maintaining the online tally systems and other support.

Troop Product Sales, Fall Product Program

Troop Product Sales Manager, Fall Product Program oversees the Fall Product Program within the troop by assisting girls in participating, receiving/distributing products, maintaining the online tally systems and other support.

Service Unit Manager

Service Unit Manager provides leadership, management, and delivery of the Girl Scout program in an assigned geographic area.

Service Unit Treasurer

Serivce Unit Treasurer provides management of all Service Units financial records and supports troops with end of the year finance reports via the VTK and troop/service unit bank accounts.

Service Unit Product Sales Manager

Service Unit Product Sales Manager, Fall Product Program oversees the Fall Product Sale within the service unit by assisting troops to participate, receiving/distributing products, maintaining the online tally systems and other support.

Service Unit Product Sales Manager, Cookie Program

Service Unit Product Sales Manager, Cookie Program oversees the Cookie Program within the service unit by assisting troops to participate, receiving/distributing products, maintaining the online tally systems and other support.

Service Unit Recruitment Coordinator

Responsible for recruiting girls and adults within the community. Plan and schedule fall and spring recruitments in schools, community centers, libraries, faith-based organizations or community events. Works closely with the GSNNJ Membership Recruitment Manager for marketing materials and arrange distribution of recruitment flyers.

New Leader Orientation Facilitator

Recieves e-mail notification of newly appointed volunteers in theService Unit. Contacts new volunteers and sets up a New LeaderOrientation session. Reviews Council policies, procedures, forms, andlinks the new volunteer with the Service Unit.

Service Unit Registration Coordinator

Ensures girls and adults participating in the Girl Scout program are registered members. Promotes online Early Bird and On-Time Registration of Troops, Groups, individually registered girls and adults in the Service Unit. Serves as liaison to the Service Unit Team to follow up on registration issues, criminal background check process, troop opportunity catalog and troop information update form. The Service Unit Registration Coordinator does not place girls in troops.

Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) Advisor

Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) Advisor serves as a resource to K-5 leaders within the Service Unit on use and troubleshooting of the Volunteer Toolkit. Stays up to date on enhancements, changes in the VTK, and informs all leaders. Promotes use of the VTK through Service Unit Leader meetings.

Service Unit Volunteers

The Service Unit Volunteer provides additional support within the community not directly associated with a troop. Volunteers may assist with activities and events such as a liaison to GSNNJ for communications in the Service Unit, provides administrative support, and helps wherever needed.