Volunteer Learning Guide
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania has many opportunities for you to share your talent and enthusiasm for girl leadership programs. Whether you are interested in becoming a leader or co-leader, helping out with your daughter’s troop, or you’ve offered to be the troop first-aider, we can help you get the training you need. How do you prepare for this new, exciting, and a little bit overwhelming role? Download our Volunteer Learning Guide to find out who we are and what courses we offer through GSEP. You may also view the current Council Courses Schedule (listed below), and then register using Online Registration!
Click here to Register for Adult Learning Opportunities!
Volunteer Position Descriptions
As a volunteer, you can choose from several flexible Girl Scout Pathways—the ways that you participate in Girl Scouting—which offer you the freedom to tailor your level of involvement to fit your schedule and lifestyle. With the development of Girl Scout Pathways, we can simply match your expertise, skills, interests, and life experience to the volunteer opportunities available at GSEP. Click here for a list of activities.
First Aid/CPR Training
First Aid and CPR training is required of the adult acting as the primary first-aider for Girl Scout troop or group activities when specified in the Safety Activity Checkpoints. While GSEP offers these courses periodically throughout the year, volunteers may also contact their local community providers for First Aid/CPR Courses in their area. Prior to enrolling, be sure to view the GSUSA Approved First Aid/CPR Provider List to see which providers and courses are acceptable. Please also note that pricing and expiration dates differ amongst providers. Upon receiving their certification, volunteers are asked to forward a copy of their certification card/certificate either by mail to the Training Registrar at P.O. Box 814, Valley Forge, PA 19482 or via email to Sue Matta.
Would you like to be a GSEP Council Learning Facilitator?
GSEP is looking for volunteers to lead workshops on a variety of topics - Basic Leadership, Outdoor Education, and enhancements training.
Facilitator Qualifications and Requirements are:
Be a registered adult Girl Scout
Have an interest and comfort level in teaching adults
Be willing to interview on the phone or in person with the Director of Volunteer Support
Attend up to 2-4 facilitator meetings per year
Facilitate at least 4 courses each calendar year
Attend a 4 hour Facilitating Adult Learning course
Before or after completing the course, attend as a participant, the course(s) you would like to teach
Apprentice with a current Council Learning Facilitator or with a member of the Volunteer Management Department
Facilitate the course observed while being observed by Volunteer Management staff.
Click here to view the Council Learning Facilitator Volunteer Agreement.
Girl Scout University!
Girl Scouts University offers personal, professional, and career development opportunities, through In-Person and Online learning experiences, for Girl Scouts staff and volunteers. With help from the GSU Cadre, a community of volunteers and staff designed to create useful resources, GSU looks to provide users with full access to essential learning tools and courses.
ServSafe® Registration Procedures
Any troop, service unit or group using the industrial kitchens at all of our Resident Camps must have a ServSafe® certified person on the premises. This is a requirement of our American Camp Association accreditation. If food is being stored in these kitchens or served in the dining hall, the kitchen is considered to be in use, even if no cooking is involved.
ServSafe® Classes are offered regularly by the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association (PRA) throughout the GSEP jurisdiction. Click here to open the ServSafe website. As a PRA Select Chapter member, GSEP is entitled to a PRA Member discounted price of $135 on the training required for certification. To take advantage of the discount, type Girl Scouts of Eastern PA in the Company Name section of the registration form. Please contact the PRA office at 800.345.5353 if you have any questions or concerns about the ServSafe® training itself.