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Volunteer Opportunities

volunteer_match_logoBe sure to check out VolunteerMatch.org for specific volunteer listings at Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. Below is are descriptions of leadership positions available at the troop, service unit, regional and council levels.

Troop Leadership

  • Troop Leader – You can make an immediate impact on the lives of girls in your community by serving as a role model, mentor, friend and leader. You can develop a variety of skills through training and exploring new adventures. If you enjoy working with youth and promoting strong spirits in today’s young women, this is the role for you!
  • Assistant Troop Leader – One or more assistant leaders allow for more safety, activities and fun for girls, as well as help with the paperwork! Your participation helps keep Girl Scouting available for all girls who are interested and enriches your leadership skills at the same time.
  • First Aider – Safety is important for each troop and you can help ensure that. You must complete Girl Scout council-approved first aid training or one from a nationally recognized organization.
  • Camp Licensed Volunteer – Is camping your passion? Offer to complete the Camp Licensing process and then work with girls to prepare them for a camping trip.  A Camp Licensed volunteer must accompany troops on camping trips.

Service Unit Leadership

Independent studies have been created for many of the positions below. To receive training for other positions, please contact your Membership Services Manager.

  • Service Unit Adult Learning Specialist - As the “keeper of the learning records,” you will be able to determine what learning support volunteers need and then see that they get it! You celebrate volunteers’ learning accomplishments and guarantee they receive credit.
  • Service Unit Banking Specialist - Always a concern to new leaders, you’re there to walk volunteers through the council’s financial procedures, offer them ongoing support and ensure that troop monies provide an outstanding leadership experience.
  • Service Unit Media Specialist - What fun to be the one to sing the praises of Girl Scouts in your community! Through news articles and broadcasts, you grow our Girl Scout community as you spread the word of the value of Girl Scouting.
  • Service Unit Online Registration Specialist - Organized, efficient and unafraid of technology, you take the lead on enthusiastically guiding volunteers through the process of online registration for membership, programs and learning sessions. Occasionally, you may collect paper forms to forward to the service center, but you are primarily an advocate for online registration.
  • Service Unit Product Program Specialist - You are the keys to successful fall and spring product sales in your service unit. Working with troops and their Program Product Sales Chairs, you’ll help help girls get the full value from their sales experience and ensure that the chairs are confident and proficient in product sales procedures.
  • Service Unit Recognition Specialist - What a rewarding position! You promote adult recognitions, facilitate nominations for council-level awards and plan the celebrations for service unit outstanding volunteers!
  • Service Unit Fund Development Specialist – You communicate to leaders, service team members and parents the benefits of the council’s annual Partnership for Girls Campaign and the need for support.
  • Service Unit Recruitment Specialist - Your energy and enthusiasm are essential to your service unit because you are the one who “carries the Girl Scout torch” to potential new members. With your team, you’ll be able to plan and organize recruitment meetings, creatively seek to spread the word into new communities and forge relationships that will help build membership in your area.
  • Service Unit Placement Chair - Working with staff and volunteers, you provide support and placement for girls and volunteers.
  • Service Unit Recruitment Chair – Your recruitment plan is the key to reaching membership goals in your service unit. You arrange rallies and prepare school recruiters, envision new support roles and secure volunteers for them and work closely with the Placement Chair to see that every girl is placed.
  • Service Unit Recruitment Events Chair - You shine in your ability to organize large-scale events! And you’ll be able to use those skills to plan and deliver events that introduce Girl Scouting to new members.
  • Service Unit Specialist - In this role, you can support Girl Scout troop leaders in your geographic area. In partnership with your service unit team, you will help develop a plan to recruit and develop leaders, meet membership and family partnership goals and ensure our girl members grow in leadership and life skills to impact and benefit your community.
  • Service Unit Program Team: Series, Camp, Events, Travel, Girl Awards and Girl Leadership Experience Specialists - These specialists are “hands-on” folks who want to get in there and work the program with girls! By ensuring opportunities, you will help deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experiences to a tremendous number of girls who might not participate in troops. The size of this team depends on the needs of the service unit. Learn more about Service Unit GSLE Specialist or Service Unit Series/Events Specialist.
  • Adult Learning Specialist Support Team – As a member of this team you will support your Adult Learning Specialist by sharing your skills with other volunteers. What skills? Anything from new program skills to tips on keeping financial records. Time commitment is up to you; you might provide a one-shot course or be available throughout the year. Learn more.

Council Leadership

  • Task Force – A group of volunteers assisted by staff, who work on and implement a short-term assignment for the council.
  • Adult Learning Facilitator – A volunteer who educates and supports leaders in a wide variety of areas – from troop leadership to camping skills to songs and games. You can enhance your own abilities while supporting volunteers as they learn about Girl Scouting. Lead workshops in your geographical area that suit your schedule and interests. Trainers are needed for various adult leadership opportunities.

Girl Scout volunteers truly do make a difference in the lives of girls. Please e-mail or call us at 800-672-2148 today!