Become a Volunteer


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

You'll be their cheerleader, guide and mentor, helping them develop skills and confidence that will last long after the meeting is over. Imagine the smiles, the excitement, the memories made--those are the moments you'll share at Girl Scouts.

Be the role model she will always remember.

Flexible Ways to Volunteer

Think it's a full-year commitment? Think again. There are several ways that you can get involved by matching your skills and interests to the opportunities available:

  • Camp: Unplug from your everyday demands and explore the great outdoors. Share your passion and unique talents with tomorrow's outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Events: Have high energy but limited availability? Choose your favorite topics, and help girls unleash their potential. During half-day to three-day events you'll interact with girls, excite their passions and help them become their best selves.

  • Series: Have a particular skill or talent? Looking for a chance to work with girls without a long-term commitment? Share your passion with a focused group of girls who can't wait to learn your skill or pursue your area of interest.

  • Travel: Expand girls' horizons. Explore the world with a group of girls who need your help planning a trip, earning money and preparing for the adventures of travel.

  • Troops: Want to participate in exciting activities throughout the school year with a small group of girls? You'll share so much as the girls in your troop earn awards and badges, go on field trips and learn from community leaders and experts about issues that affect girls.

  • Virtual: Mentor girls in an online environment. The magic of the Internet will link you with girls who immerse themselves in leadership activities, earn badges and enjoy the virtual-but very real-friendships that blossom.


  • You must be a least 18 years of age or older

  • Be a positive role model for the leaders of tomorrow

  • Flexible attitude and sense of humor

  • Register as a member in Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). Registration costs $15 and goes to GSUSA, to pay for accident insurance covering participation in approved Girl Scout activities, program research and resources, training and services to Councils.

Application Process

The volunteer application process, including criminal background check, must be completed before meeting with girls. While paperwork is being processed, you may take Girl Scouting 101, an orientation to the Girl Scout organization and national program, online. The next step, depending on your chosen position, is additional position-specific training.

Reconnect with Girl Scouts

Were you a Girl Scout growing up? Reconnect and rediscover with Girl Scouts as a volunteer. Help out at a cookie rally, visit a local troop, teach a workshop and more. Donate an hour, a day or more-whatever fits your lifestyle and availability. Learn about Girl Scout alumnae networking events here.