Registration & Screening Requirements

All volunteers must be registered members. Screening is not required for volunteers who only work with adults.

Complete the Requirements for Mentors by accessing our Volunteer Learning Portal

In order to better support new volunteers, we recommend that you are familiar with the steps to start a troop, troop resources, service unit resources, and the training for new troop leaders.

Everything you need to know about being a mentor can be accessed through our volunteer learning portal. You will be able to complete registration and screening as well as required learning courses for your role. You will also be able to download resources and other vital information and our system will track your completion. If you have questions, you can access our question forum and have your questions answered by our staff members. Ready to get started? Just click the button below.

New mentors should sign up for one of the new mentor training webinars. To sign up for the next webinar contact Mary Holzheimer at

If you are already a mentor and have questions, contact us at



Thank You So Much for Volunteering to be a mentor for Girl Scouts of Northern California!



What Does A Mentor Do?

Mentors are a group of dedicated, hardworking volunteers who recognize the value of the Girl Scout program and give their time to help others make the most out of their commitment in becoming a Girl Scout volunteer. A mentor provides ongoing support for new leaders by guiding them through the first steps of Girl Scout leadership, sharing program ideas and resources, helping solve problems, interpreting GSUSA and GSNorCal information, and being available to assist and support new leaders as needed. Learn more about being a mentor; download the Position Description.

Who can be a Mentor?

Any registered and screened adult 18 or older, female or male, who has completed the required courses for mentors.

How Do I  Become a Mentor?

Log in to the Volunteer Learning Portal (link to the right) to access your mentor checklist, where you can complete the step by step requirements and learning modules for your role.  

Resources For Current Mentors

Mentors should be familiar with the steps to start a troop for new troop leaders and all the forms and resources that new troop leaders need to know to get their new troop started.