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Become a Volunteer

Be the role model she'll always remember.

As a volunteer, you’ll introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined.

As a Girl Scout volunteer, you have a direct impact in changing the life of a girl. You can be a role model she will always remember; helping her find her spark and watching her as she empowers herself with the skills she needs to thrive and succeed. You also have the opportunity to network with other volunteers and belong to a powerful sisterhood of adults who believe a single girl can change the world.

Whether you can give a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun!

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Common Questions About Volunteering With Girl Scouts

Many parents have at least a few questions before standing up to volunteer with their daughter’s troop. Here are a few of the most frequent questions we hear:

What are the volunteer roles available?

Troop Leader/Co-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 Family and Friends                             
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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Seasonal/Short-Term Volunteers                          
Whether you can give a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun! Work with Council to recruit, run girl programs, or complete necessary office tasks that helps GSCSNJ continue to deliver the Girl Scout experience.
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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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Outdoor/Camp Volunteers                          
Help the girls explore nature and find the fun outdoors.
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Service Unit Volunteers                                
Our Council is broken up into Service Units which allow local Volunteers to collaborate and support one another. By becoming a Service Unit Volunteer, you would mentor adult volunteers as they work with Girl Scouts to create memories they will never forget.
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Council Level Committee Member                               

Volunteers have the opportunity to work with staff as a committee to plan an event or an ongoing recognition process. Time commitment varies on committee. If interested contact


What are the requirements to become a volunteer?
  • Registered as an adult member (18+ years of age) 

  • Completed criminal background check

  • Training (based on volunteer role)

  • Positive Attitude!

How much time will I need to spend volunteering?

We value your time!

Commitment to volunteering is completely flexible. As a volunteer, you can decide how much time you have to give. Our troop meetings vary in schedule from weekly to monthly for one to two hours. Additional time invested may be required based on your volunteer role.

How do I start a Troop?

You can start a troop in 4 easy steps!

  1. Register as an adult member.

  2. Complete a criminal background check.

  3. Attend a New Leader Orientation webinar.

  4. Meet your local Service Unit team for Introductory training.

Want more information on starting a troop? Click here to learn more!