Ways to Volunteer
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Ways to Volunteer

Ways to Volunteer

Parents, grandparents, college students, and senior citizens can all be Girl Scout volunteers. You just need a willingness to work with girls as they develop into tomorrow’s leaders. There are a variety of ways to volunteer with GSAK: lead a Girl Scout troop, coach a LEGO robotics team, or present at a Women of Science & Technology Day workshop.

Our indirect volunteers are just as valuable! Indirect volunteers provide behind-the-scenes support. Indirect volunteers serve in a variety of capacities such as Fall Product Sale managers and Girl Scout Cookie Program Cookie Cupboard managers. We also need engaged, enthusiastic adults, both men and women, to serve on our Membership Connections Commitee and Board of Directors. Download a Board Candidate Packet here. All volunteers must be registered Girl Scouts. 

Be the troop leader that supports her every week—the one that watches her smile get bigger as she grows more confident. Mentor a Girl Scout Cookie Professional during cookie season so she can earn enough to reach the goals she and her troop set. Or work with other adults to provide the kind of behind-the-scenes support that makes it possible for her to make amazing new memories at Girl Scouts.

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

Volunteer Roles
 

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Troop Leader/Co-Leader                               

Have an immediate impact on the lives of girls in your community by serving as a role model, mentor, friend, and leader.  Lead activities with girls and help girls build character and confidence as they practice their leadership skills.  If you enjoy working with kids and want to be a role model for girls, this is the role for you!

 

Time commitment: Approximately 10-12 hours per month.  The majority of troops meet every other week between 1-2 hours, but troop schedules are flexible depending on the availability of the leaders. Volunteer Now

 

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Troop Helper                         

Troop Helpers support Troop Leaders in supervising and leading activities during troop meetings and activities.  Your assistance could allow even more girls to join the troop!  Your participation helps keep Girl Scouting available for all girls who are interested – and enriches your leadership skills at the same time.

 

Time commitment: Approximately 6-8 hours per month.  The majority of troops meet every other week between 1-2 hours, but troop schedules are flexible depending on the availability of the leaders. Volunteer Now

 

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Troop Treasurer                                     

The Troop Treasurer oversees the finances of the troop by maintaining the troop checkbook/debit card.  If you want to work directly with girls, you might also help girls set goals for how to earn and use their troop money.

 

Time commitment: Approximately 2-4 hours per month. Volunteer Now

 

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Troop Cookie Manager

The Troop Cookie Manager is the troop’s point person for the Cookie Program.  You will make sure girls and parents know how to participate in the Cookie Program, monitor online sales and input initial in-person orders, coordinate distribution of cookies to girls, and collect money from cookie sales. 

 

Time commitment: Approximately 15-20 hours per month, from January through March. Volunteer Now

 

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Troop Fall Product Manager                             

The Troop Fall Product Manager is the troop’s point person for the Fall Product Program.  You will make sure girls and parents know how to participate in the Fall Product Program, monitor sales, coordinate distribution of product to girls, and collect money from in-person sales. 

 

Time commitment: Approximately 3-5 hours per month, during September and October. Volunteer Now

 

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Troop Driver                      

Drive girls to and from troop meetings and/or special events. To volunteer, fill out the Add Driver Form. Return the fully completed form to customercare@girlscoutsalaska.org

 

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Troop Shopper                                  

Shop for snacks and other supplies the troop might need for activities. Volunteer Now

 

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Lead an activity                                

Have a skill you’d like to share with others?  Lead an activity for the girls during a troop meeting.  You might even be able to help them earn a badge!

 

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Lead a Troop meeting                                 

Help your Troop Leaders by planning and leading a meeting for the troop.  You could focus it around a badge they’re working on, or lead other activities that you enjoy teaching.

 

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Help Troop Leaders plan special activities                            

Sometimes troops do additional activities outside of their regular troop meetings. Help the leaders plan a special activity for the girls to do. 

 

Looking for another way to participate?

For information about how to get involved with our Board or other ways to work with adult volunteers, and to learn about specific volunteer needs in our Council, contact us at customercare@girlscoutsalaska.org or 907-248-2250.