Girl Scout volunteers come from all walks of life. Some are stay-at-home or working moms and dads who want more quality time with their daughters. Many are grandparents or retirees. Others are professional women or college students who may not have daughters, yet know the value of the Girl Scout experience.
The expertise, interests, skills and life experiences of volunteers are essential to shaping fun and enriching leadership experiences for girls, and inspiring them to reach their personal best.
- As a Girl Scout volunteer, you bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to life for girls and are critical to the program's success.
- You also develop your own leadership skills and build your toolkit for life at home and on the job. We offer training and enrichment in a wide variety of topics.
- Positions are available working directly with girls or in a training/mentoring role with other adults.
Whatever your background, whatever your interest, whatever commitment your schedule permits, Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes needs your experience and energy to serve the increasing number of girls who are or want to be Girl Scouts. Many volunteers find their time with the Girl Scouts as valuable to them as it is to the girls they serve, feeling that same confidence, connection to their community, and passion to make the world a better place as that which they help their girls develop. Here's what one GSNWGL volunteer had to say:
When I became a leader, I took the Girl Scout philosophy to heart. If I truly believed that a child was worth the world, that a child should believe in themselves, try new things, and deserved every bit of encouragement that I could offer them, then I had to believe that I deserved those things too. If I expected a girl in my troop to learn something new or try something she was scared of, I had to be willing to try these things myself.
Becoming a Girl Scout leader has not only given many girls a chance to be their best, it has also taught me to be my best. Working with the girls inspires me every day to make the world a more encouraging place. I see what they hold inside & know someday they will be women of "Courage, Confidence, and Character" and that the world will be better for it.
I get to be a person who says "Yes, you CAN!" when very few others in their lives are saying the same thing. I get to see the smile on their face when they figure out how to do something they struggled with, or when they have done something they are proud of.
As a Girl Scout volunteer, you know you have changed the life of a girl for the better and someday she will think back and be happy you helped her along the way, and her children will be better for it, and so on and so on. You know you are truly making the world a better place. Being involved in Girl Scouts has changed me as much as it has my daughter.
Troop Leaders work directly with girls, helping them to develop personal leadership skills on an individual or group basis. Leaders will have the ability and enthusiasm to generate girls’ interests, encouraging them to Discover themselves, Connect with others and Take Action to make the world a better place through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Service Area Manager
Responsible for the development, extension and retention of girl and adult membership within the Service Area, and ensuring that girls and Troop Leaders receive all necessary services.
Assistant Service Area Manager
Responsible for assisting Service Area Managers with the development, extension and retention of girl and adult membership within the Service Area, and ensuring that girls and Troop Leaders receive all necessary services.
Service Area Event Planner
Plan, develop and deliver Girl Scout programs in the local community.
Service Area Product Program Manager
Coordinate GSNWGL Product Programs within the Service Area.
Service Area Adult Development Coordinator
Assists in establishing convenient, quality training opportunities within the Service Area and increasing the number of trained volunteers within the Service Area.
Service Area Family Partnership Ambassador
Support and coordinate GSNWGL fund development efforts within the Service Area. This includes, but is not limited to, Family Partnership campaigns.
Service Area Public Relations Representative
Coordinate publicity for Girl Scout programming within their Service Area.
Service Area Program Coordinator
Involved in planning, development and delivery of Girl Scout programs within the Service Area.
Service Area Registrar
Processes GSUSA registrations and keeps up-to-date records on all girl and adult members within the Service Area.
Service Area Secretary
Documents monthly Service Area Leader Meetings in an effort to keep all Troop Leaders and Co-Leaders well informed.
Service Area Treasurer
Works with the Service Area Manager to establish and manage the Service Area finances within Council procedures and guidelines.
Community School Organizer
Coordinate troops/groups, recruit and support Troop Leaders, and assign girls to troops.
Processes GSUSA registrations and maintains up-to-date information on girl and adult membership within one specific community or school.
Community Product Program Coordinator
Organize GSNWGL Product Programs within a specific school or community.
Community Public Relations Representative
Coordinate publicity for Girl Scout programming within a specific community.
Community Family Partnership Coordinator
Support the goals of GSNWGL through organizing fund development efforts within one specific community or school.
Plan and implement educational sessions and provide support and resources for adult volunteers.
Provide support and mentorship for Girl Scout Leaders within their Service Area.
Troop Product Program Manager
Manage and coordinate Girl Scout Product Programs for a specific troop.