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Your Year of Inspiration. Be a Girl Scout volunteer.

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Ever want to forget everybody else’s expectations and just…be you? When you volunteer with Girl Scouts, you’ll be creating a community where being your unfiltered, goofiest, most authentic self is the absolute best thing you can be.

You’ll be showing the next generation that what makes them unique also makes them powerful, and that everyone has a lot more fun when no one has to worry about being judged.

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This sense of belonging and community of forever friends gives Girl Scouts the courage to try new things, test their limits, and work toward goals as a team. It’s what drives them to explore their communities, help others, and solve problems. It’s what helps them speak up for what’s right and feel proud of who they are.

When they’re having fun, there’s no limit to what Girl Scouts can do.

You don’t have to have a kid of your own to get involved, you simply have to care. Your local council can help get you started.

Already know your volunteer position? Register here.

On the "Select A Volunteer Role" search page, enter "Troop" into the search box. Do not enter in a specific number, as no troop will display. 

Not sure how you want to get involved? Keep reading or email us with your questions

Volunteer Roles

Troop Leader

For each troop there is a team typically made up of one troop leader and one or more assistant leaders, along with other volunteers who will help the troop run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Troop leaders work directly with a group of girls and mentor them as they make new friends and build courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place.

The troop leader is responsible for organizing and delegating the adult volunteers and overseeing troop management. They should have the enthusiasm and ability to inspire girls’ interests and curiosity, and to bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to life where girls will: Discover themselves, Connect with others, and Take Action to make the world a better place. You must have the ability to work as a volunteer team to achieve your troop goals, and along the way, you will be inspiring girls to be the best they can be! However, the troop leader shouldn’t be responsible for everything in the troop. We encourage troop leaders to view themselves as chief communicator and coordinator, allowing other troop volunteers the opportunity to participate in running troop activities.

Troop Cookie Chair

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!

Fall Product Program Chair

Coordinate the annual fall product program at the troop level. Coordinate product orders, manage inventory and money, and then watch the girls light-up when they earn the rewards!

Troop Treasurer

Budget and manage all financial affairs of the troop and to see that all forms are completed and submitted properly.

Troop Helper

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

What you'll get: 85% of Girl Scout volunteers say their volunteer experience with us makes their life better. You'll see girls grow from "I'm not sure" to "I got this", and you'll know that you had an important role in making that happen.

Service Unit Team Volunteers

What you'll do: Mentor and empower adult volunteers as they work with girls to create memories and experiences they will never forget.

What you'll get: You'll grow your orginizational and leadership abilities, and the incredible feeling you get knowing that for every leader you empower, they'll empower dozens of girls to make the world a better place.

NEW! Service Unit PR Coordinator

Want to get involved spreading the word about all the awesome things that Girl Scouts are up to? We want your help!

Join us as a PR Coordinator, find out more on this page.

Volunteer Trainer

What you'll do: Empower adults who work with girls to deliver quality program.

What you'll get: You'll have the opportunity to develop strong facilitation, speaking, organizatinal, and management skills, and pride in knowing that without your help, our Troop Leaders wouldn't have the skills they need to empower the leaders of tomorrow. 

Program Ambassador

Are you STEM savvy, an outdoor enthusiast, or an arts and crafts whiz? Are Girl Scout programs your passion? If you're interested in sharing your skills and knowledge with girls, we’re looking for Program Ambassadors to support the delivery of programs to Girl Scouts! Take your first step into helping build the next generation of female leaders, and complete this application today! If you have further questions, please email our Director of Program at


Background Checks
GSCCC policy is to conduct a criminal background check on all new volunteers. We require a Live Scan to be completed for volunteers that expect to be in direct contact with girl scouts for more than 16 hours per month or more than 32 hours per year. This is in direct compliance with California’s Assembly Bill 506 (AB506) – California’s Child Abuse Neglect and Reporting Act. An exception to requiring a live scan is if the adult is volunteering only a few times throughout the year that does not exceed the hourly limitation. In this case, they do not need a live scan; although, they do need to complete and pass a background check from our partnered company, Sterling.

Volunteers must also complete California's Mandated Reporter Training. AB506 designates that volunteers that work with children must complete the required training before interacting with them. Please log into your gsLearn account to complete the 635: Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training.

For more information or questions, please contact our customer care by phone at 800-822-2427, or by email at