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Ways to Volunteer

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
 

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Troop Leader/Assistant Leader                               
Work with a group of girls and mentor them as they make new friends and develop connections that will last a lifetime. 
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Troop Helpers                             
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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Cookie Volunteers                                          
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 Area Volunteers                                
Mentor adult volunteers as they work with Girl Scouts to create memories they will never forget.
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Camp/Seasonal Volunteers                          
Help the girls explore nature and find the fun outdoors.
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Governance Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Directors                                                                                                        Partner with the Girl Scout staff to change the lives of girls in our community! Board members attend four meetings a year and represent Girl Scouting in their communities. They share their expertise and open doors for financial gifts to Girl Scouts in their communities.

Advocacy Task Group                                                                                                  Champion the relationship with local elected officials by keeping them informed of Girl Scout issues and programs. Provide invitations to legislators for special events.

Audit Committee                                                                                                        Responsible for hiring, setting compensation, and overseeing the auditor’s activities. Sets rules and processes for complaints concerning accounting and internal control practices. (Meets three times per year, two in-person, one via phone, October-January)

Board Development Committee                                                                                Identify and recruit candidates for elected positions on the board of directors and the board development committee. Develop materials for orientation, education, and development of board and implement new board training. (Meets monthly with the exception of July and August, or as determined by the chair)

Finance Committee                                                                                                      Assist board by making recommendations regarding sound fiscal management of the corporation. Assist the Board in assessing the financial position of the Council and in making decisions regarding financing needs and alternatives as well as in making major strategic investment decisions. (Meets every two or three months with possible special meetings if needed)

Fund Development Committee                                                                                Supports development and implementation of the fund development plan including annual and major giving, special events, planned giving, prospect identification, and donor cultivation and stewardship. Develops strategies for greater Board enthusiasm and support of fundraising activities. (Meeting schedules vary by region, but tend to be quarterly or bi-monthly)

Investment Committee                                                                                              Provides oversight of the Council’s long-term investment portfolios through the development and monitoring of investment and spending distribution policies. Recommends investment managers and monitors their adherence to established guidelines. Policy and investment manager recommendations are presented to Board for approval. (Meets quarterly – typically late afternoon of the first Tuesday of the second month following the end of the quarter)

Ad hoc Policy Review Committee                                                                            Review Council policies in training, fund development, troop management, program, and camp and recommending changes, using input from delegates, volunteers, and staff members. Review current bylaws and policies if changes are presented. Present first draft of changes at November Board/Delegate meeting for discussion. Present final draft of updated bylaws and policies at the Annual Meeting. (Meets as needed)

Ad hoc Property Committee                                                                                      Duties include providing oversight and guidance of the strategic choices determined by the Long-Range Property Planning Committee and reporting back to Board. (Meets as needed)


Contact us at 888.747.6945 or email development@gsnwgl.org for more information about our governance opportunities.