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Ways to Volunteer

Ways to Volunteer

Interested in working with girls or other adults?  Volunteer as a troop leader and help girls become go-getters as they work on specific projects throughout the year. Or take an indirect role as a cookie coordinator or family volunteer as she learns innovative skills that will help her reach her goals. Coach a group of girls as they take risks on an outdoor adventure designed just for girls!  If you prefer to work with adults, you can provide the kind of behind-the-scenes support that inspires her to take the lead and share her passion with her community. There's a perfect volunteer role waiting for you!

Whether you can give a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible, fun, and makes an incredible impact on the life of every G. I. R. L.

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 G.I.R.L.s 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 G.I.R.L.s 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 our G.I.R.L.s. 

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

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Background Checks
GSCCC policy is to conduct criminal background checks on all new volunteers and to repeat them on all volunteers every three years. Read the FAQs.

Volunteers must also complete California's Mandated Reporter Training. California's Child Abuse Neglect and Reporting Act (AB 506) designates that volunteers that work with children be trained. Please log into your gsLearn account to complete the 635: Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training.