Volunteer

Volunteering opportunities with Girl Scouts are tailored to fit your calendar, your skills, and your interests. Your time as a volunteer will provide girls the free and safe environment they need to pursue whatever interests, causes, and leadership roles are most important to them. With your support, girls will stand up, stand out, and stand tall.

Explore what being a volunteer could mean for you. We know what it means for girls.

Take a look at the opportunities below and then follow the steps to the right to get started today!

Series/Events Volunteer

Utilize the skills/passion for a topic you already have (such as photography, knitting, math, dance, science, athletics) or we can help you develop a program utilizing Girl Scout Program materials.  If you enjoy working with youth, promoting strong spirits in today's young women, and sharing your skills this is the role for you! Read the full description for a Series Volunteer here.

Required training: Girl Scouting 101

Approximately 4-10 meetings/sessions; 40 hours (Flexible scheduling to meet your needs).
Troop Leader/Advisor

The Troop Leader has the enthusiasm and ability to generate girls’ interests and curiosities about the ways that they can discover themselves, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). Read the full position description here.

Required training: Girl Scouting 101, Girl Scouting 102, Girl Scouting 103 and Girl Scouting 104

Approximately 10-12 hours per month. Majority of troops meet every other week for 2 hours, but troop schedules are flexible depending on the availability of the leaders.
Assistant or Co-Leader

One or more assistant or co-leaders allow for more safety, activities and fun for girls! Your participation helps keep Girl Scouting available for all girls who are interested – and enriches your leadership skills at the same time. Read full position description here.

Required training: Girl Scouting 101, Girl Scouting 102, Girl Scouting 103 and Girl Scouting 105

Approximately 10-12 hours per month. Majority of troops meet every other week for 2 hours, but troop schedules are flexible depending on the availability of the leaders.
First-Aider

An adult who has taken local Girl Scout Council approved CPR and First Aid training from a GSUSA approved program. Provide first aid coverage for groups of girls going on trips or participating in high risk activities like rock climbing, camping, etc.

Required training: Girl Scouting 101, CPR & First Aid (including Adult and Child CPR)

Episodic- depending on group trip plans.
Council Trainer

Volunteers are always needed to deliver a variety of required Leadership and Outdoor courses. We also offer workshops called Green Apples that enrich and energize the leadership e.g. Geocaching, Scrapbooking, Troop Management 101. The possibilities are endless. Share your passion with our adult volunteers! Read the full position description here.

Required training: Girl Scouting 101 and Facilitating Adult Learning

Monthly meetings via webinar or face to face. Minimum of 2 three hour courses per year.
CPR/First Aid Instructors CPR/First Aid Instructors are always in demand as our troops and groups start their journeys. Already certified as an Instructor? We can set up sites, provide participants and take registrations for your course.
Volunteer Interviewer

The Volunteer Interviewer gathers relevant information about potential volunteer candidates while assessing which positions volunteers are best suited to fill. The nature of this position requires the individual to provide indirect service to girls. The Volunteer Interviewer receives support, guidance, and encouragement from the Manager, Recruitment & Retention, and the Recruitment & Retention team. She or he has access to relevant learning opportunities and materials that prepare for and support this role. Read the full position description here.

Required training: Complete required coursework as assigned and provided by GSCSNJ and GSUSA

Episodic - Year Round with Heavy Call Volumes in the Fall. 4-8 Hours per month.
Service Unit Team Member (Manager, Treasurer, Recruiter, PR, Website, Registrar, Secretary)

Support Girl Scout volunteers in a specific geographic area. In partnership with your Service Team, you will help to develop a plan to recruit and develop volunteers, meet membership and Annual Fund goals and ensure our girl members grow to become leaders through quality programming in your area.Click to read the full position description for Service Unit Manager, Treasurer, Public Relations, Registrar and Secretary.

Required training: Girl Scouting 101 and SUM Orientation; Select SU Position trainings as needed.

Monthly SUM meetings, Service Team meetings & Volunteer meetings. Approximately 15 hours per month advising volunteers.
Organizer/Recruiter

A member of the Service Unit Team who ensures that every girl within the assigned Service Unit has the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouting, by recruiting and placing girls and adults in pathways that meet their needs. Read the full position description here.

Required training: Girl Scouting 101 and Organizer/Recruiter Training

Monthly Service Team and Volunteer meetings. Heavy membership registration occurs September-October and May-June.
Coach

Already experienced Girl Scouting as a troop/group leader? Join a Service Team and support the leadership of your Service Unit by coaching and sharing practical tools. Read the full position description here.

Required training: Girl Scouting 101 and Coach Training

Monthly Service Team and Volunteer meetings. Availability to support volunteers as needed
Administrative Volunteers

Administrative volunteers help with an array of tasks that support the council's work to provide resources for girls through philanthropic dollars and special events. Specific tasks may include helping with mass mailings, photocopying, filing and data entry. No special skills required for most administrative tasks. Experience with Microsoft Word or Excel necessary for data entry. 

Required training: Girl Scouting 101

Hours vary depending upon the task to be accomplished. Mailings take anywhere from 2 – 8 hours depending upon the number of pieces and the number of volunteers. Preparing member registration donation materials requires a total of about 80 hours.
Volunteer Awards Committee Member

Develops the guidelines for the adult recognitions program and new awards to meet the needs of our growing membership. Ensures that all candidates meet specified criteria for council awards. Educates and encourages participation in the adult recognition program. Administers the organization of Celebrate the Excellence (annual adult recognitions event). Read the full position description here.

Required training: Girl Scouting 101

 Attend scheduled meetings of the Volunteer Award Committee. Typically 2-4 meetings between January and April. 6-10 hours outside meetings January-April for nomination review and research and Celebrate the Excellence planning and set up.
Council Cares Committee Member

Review Council Cares applications, actively participate in group discussion and submit recommendations to Director of Membership Services and Community Development by deadline. Keep all information confidential. Annually review guidelines and application. Read the full description position here.

Required training: Complete required coursework as assigned and provided by GSCSNJ and GSUSA

Attend scheduled meetings of the Council Cares Committee. Typically 2-4 inperson meetings per year, 6-10 hours outside meetings per month to review and discuss submissions.
Historic Preservation Committee (HPC) Archives Volunteer

Under the guidance of the Historic Preservation Committee Chair, works as a member of the team to catalog and conserve paper and objects that are part of the Council's historic collection stored at the Newfield Service Center and Camp Inawendiwin.Read the full position description here.

Required training: Complete required coursework as assigned and provided by GSCSNJ and GSUSA

4 hours per month or more, depending upon the volunteer's 
Historic Preservation Committee (HPC) Museum Volunteer

Under the guidance of the Historic Preservation Committee Chair, museum volunteers plan and design exhibitions for display at each service center and the museum building at Camp Inawendiwin. Read the full position description here.

Required training: Complete required coursework as assigned and provided by GSCSNJ and GSUSA

2 – 4 hours per month