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Become a Volunteer


Volunteer Enrollment Process 

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Be the role model she'll always remember. Join Girl Scouts today!

 

Whether you can give a day, a few weeks, or the whole year, it all starts with you. As a Girl Scouts volunteer, you'll introduce girls to new experiences that show them they're capable of more than they ever imagined. Short-term or on-going, working directly with girls or behind the scenes, leading a Troop or at pitching in at the administrative level – there are volunteer opportunities to fit every schedule. You do not need to have a daughter in Girl Scouts or become a Troop Leader to participate. Everyone has something to offer!

 

Why volunteer with Girl Scouts?

  • Make a difference in girls’ lives.

  • Enhance your skills or develop new skills you’ve always wanted to learn.

  • Receive training, resources, and support services.

  • Gain experience for your professional resume.

  • Share a talent or interest with others.

  • Help girls grow courageous and strong!

 

Volunteer Enrollment Process and Application

It's easy to become a volunteer! Below are the six steps to get you on your way!

  • STEP 1: Volunteer Application 

Begin the Volunteer Application through our online Volunteer Management System. The application will require you to enter personal contact information as well as answer a series of questions. The questionnaire is utilized to get to know what your anticipated volunteer role is with GSEP. Below are some of the most popular roles chosen by our volunteers.

 

Note: There are more than 10 volunteer positions to choose from. There is a further-detailed list of all the positions available to you when filling out the volunteer application.

 

Have a question about which volunteer role best suits you?  Email us at helpgirlsgrow@gsep.org!  We’d love to chat about how you can help girls change the world – there’s a great option for everyone!

 

Troop Leader/Co-leader/Assistant Leader

Leading the troop through meetings, programs, events, and girls' journeys. (Background check and interview required.)

Troop Parent Helper Assists with troop functions such as meetings, events, camping, etc. less than three times a year. (Background check required.)

Troop Treasurer

Manages and maintains all aspects of troop's finances. (Background check required.)

Troop Cookie Manager

Provides troop with training and support during the duration of the Cookie Program. Held responsible for the finances during the Cookie Program and stays in constant communication with the Troop Treasurer and Troop Leader. (Background check and interview required.)

Council Learning Facilitator

This volunteer position is responsible for delivering courses, workshops, and resources to groups of volunteers in order to orient, prepare, and support them throughout their appointment. The nature of this position is to provide indirect service to girls. (Interview required.)

Volunteer Management Liaison

The Volunteer Management Liaison (VML) will act as the bridge between the Council's Volunteer Management team and the volunteers at the Service Unit (SU) level. The VML will be responsible for speaking with any new volunteer, helping facilitate a timely placement into a volunteer position, and providing the necessary support for their success. She/he will also need to work with other SU teams to understand the volunteer needs of the SU. (Background check and interview required.)

 

 

  • STEP 2: Background Check 

 

If the role that you chose requires a criminal background check (CBC), you will be automatically directed to the site after the completion of your volunteer application. This system is to be used for new volunteers applying for their CBC for the first time as well as volunteers looking to renew their CBC.  

Note: there is no sharable link to provide, for each background check is personalized per volunteer.

 

The processing of a CBC can take 2-3 business days, at which time you will receive notification from our vendor, InfoMart.

 

Note: GSEP cannot provide copies of the CBC. If you wish to obtain a copy of your report, you must request this from InfoMart at the time of submittal. 

Once you’ve obtained a satisfactory background check, your contact information will be sent to the volunteers in your area. They will be able to answer any questions relating to your role and volunteering with Girl Scouts, and provide continued support.

 

If you have a question about Background Checks, chances are someone else has asked it before! Check out Additional CBC Info and FAQs. Your questions weren’t answered? Email us at volunteer@gsep.org for further clarification.

 

For additional information about the Background Check Process, see the self titled section below.

 

  • STEP 3: Volunteer Interview Process

If the role that you chose requires an interview to be held, a Volunteer Management Liaison will contact you. Be prepared to answer questions about yourself that will reflect your personality as well as goals you wish to achieve by volunteering with Girl Scouts.

 

  • STEP 4: Membership Registration

If you’re right for the role, we’ll assist you in becoming a registered adult member. (All volunteers are required to become registered adult members with GSUSA.) Membership registrations can be purchased by using the Online Registration System. (This is a separate system than the Volunteer Application system. You will need to create a log in for Online Registration as well.)

 

  • STEP 5: Training & Support

If the role that you chose requires training, you will be informed by the Volunteer Management Department at the time of your membership confirmation. If you have questions specific to training, please contact us at training@gsep.org.

 

  • STEP 6: Start Volunteering!

If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer, please email the Volunteer Management department or contact us at 610-933-7555.

 

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Check out some of our current opportunities below!

 

Have something in mind that isn’t listed? Tell us at volunteer@gsep.org