Volunteer Types

Troop Leadership or Short-term Volunteering

Which is right for you?

Millions of women were once Girl Scouts growing up. They fondly recall wonderful memories of fun camping trips, outstanding cookie sales, educational badge work, exciting field trips, successful community service projects and close friendships they maintained through the years. Many of these women are so positively affected by their Girl Scout years that they choose to pass on these experiences to girls by volunteering as a troop leader or by joining a troop leadership team. They partner with a group of girls for weekly, bi-weekly or monthly meetings. A troop leader works with girls and other adults to plan, advise, listen, coach and guide girls as they “try on” different leadership roles and grow into the ones that are right for her. If you wish to volunteer to become a Girl Scout troop leader, fill out the Troop Leader Inquiry.    

If troop leadership isn’t right for you, you can become an “episodic volunteer” and participate in one-time or short-term volunteer opportunities. These volunteers include everyone from college students and stay-at-home moms to business professionals and retirees. Episodic, or short-term, volunteers are skilled, talented, and energetic individuals who wish to contribute to their community in a meaningful way, but seek low commitment and a flexible schedule. If volunteering for short-term projects is right for you, visit the Volunteer Opportunities Menu.


Volunteer Application and Criminal Background Check Authorization Form (GSSJC F-39)

All adults assuming a leadership role must complete a Volunteer Application and Criminal Background Check Authorization Form (GSSJC F-39).