Ways to Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Girl Scouts of Northern California. Volunteers are the heart of Girl Scouting and their interests, expertise and time availability is wide and varied. We offer opportunities to work directly or indirectly with girls, adults or both. We have many different volunteer opportunities that allow for various time commitment of weekly, bi-monthly, once a month, weekends, evenings or a one time specific event.

Browse the volunteer roles below to learn more.  When you have found the role that sparks your interest click on the link to learn more about training and resources to help you get started.

Lead A TroopHelp A TroopHelp A Service UnitHelp The Council

Lead A Troop

Volunteer To Lead A Troop

 

Daisies: Girls in Grades K-1

Daisies begin building life skills as they grow with new friends. They earn petals and leaves as they learn about themselves and Girl Scouting. Daisy troop leaders coordinate troop meetings and activities for girls in K-1st grades. Find out more about being a Daisy Troop Leader.


Brownie: Girls in Grades 2-3

Brownies explore their world with their Girl Scout friends. They develop cooperation and other skills as they connect with their community. Brownie troop leaders coordinate troop meetings and activities for girls in 2nd-3rd grades. Find out more about being a Brownie Troop Leader.


Junior: Girls in Grades 4-5

Juniors begin to take charge of their experience as they plan troop activities as a team and choose take action projects that speak to them. Junior troop leaders coordinate troop meetings and activities for girls in 4th-5th grades. Find out more about being a Junior Troop Leader.


Cadette: Girls in Grades 6-8

Cadettes work with volunteers to plan community projects. They will gain self-confidence as they work with the world around them. Cadette troop leaders coordinate troop meetings and activities for girls in 6th-8th grades. Find out more about being a Cadette Troop Leader.


Senior: Girls in Grades 9-10

Seniors tackle challenges that require critical thinking skills and independence. They plan enriching activities as they look to the future. Senior troop leaders coordinate troop meetings and activities for girls in 9th-10th grades. Find out more about being a Senior Troop Leader.


Girl Scout Ambassadors: Girls in Grades 11-12

Ambassadors work with their peers to make a difference in our world. They learn how to be an advocate for the causes they care about. Ambassador troop leaders coordinate troop meetings and activities for girls in 11th-12th grades. Find out more about being an Ambassador Troop Leader.


 

Help A Troop

Volunteer To Help With A Troop

Troop Treasurer

Manages and keeps records of troop income and expenses and is a co-signer on all checks and on the troop bank account. Treasurers also prepare the Troop Finance Report by June 30 and submit it to the service unit treasurer. Find out more about being a Troop Treasurer.


Troop Registrar

Registers the girls and the adults in the troop in the fall and re-registers them in the spring during early spring registration. Find out more about being a Troop Registrar.


Troop Fall Product Sale Manager

Teaches the girls in the troop about financial literacy program connected with the sale. Picks up and distributes nuts and candies to girls families, tracks troop orders, and collects money earned. Find out more about being a Troop Fall Product Sale Manager.


Troop Cookie Sale Manager

Teaches the girls about the financial literacy program connected with the sale. Picks up and distributes cookies to girls families, tracks troop orders, and collects money earned. Find out more about being a Troop Cookie Sale Manager.


Troop Trip Organizer

Assists girls in organizing short outings or longer trips. Makes reservations, plans logistics, organizes drivers, first aiders, and chaperones, and files any necessary paperwork before the trip. Find out more about being a Troop Trip Organizer.


Troop Driver

Drives girls on outings and trips. Must have a valid driver's license and have a registered, insured, vehicle with the required amount of seatbelts and that is in good working condition. Find out more about being a Troop Driver.


Troop Helper/Chaperone

Helps girls during troop meetings or chaperones field trips or outings. Assists girls with activities and ensure their safety. Find out more about being a Troop Helper/Chaperone.


Troop First Aider

Provides first aid as needed during troop/group activities. Must have a current First Aid/CPR certification and have completed GSNorCal online First Aider course. Find out more about being a Troop First Aider.


Troop Camping Certified Adult

Assists girls in planning, budgeting, and organizing the troop camping experience. Accompany girls on the camping adventure to make sure the trip is both safe and fun. Find out more about being a Troop Camping Certified Adult.


 

Help A Service Unit

Volunteer To Help A Service Unit

Leader Support Manager

Works with the other service unit team members to develop plans for the service unit for the year. Plans and facilitates team meetings and leader meetings. Find out more about being a Leader Support Manager including training requirements and resources.


Program Support Manager

Work with the other service unit team members to develop plans for the service unit for the year. Oversee events, ensuring that procedures are followed, supporting event managers as needed. Find out more about being a Program Support Manager including training requirements and resources.


Troop Support Manager

Works with the other service unit team members to develop a membership plan for the year. Assists in recruiting new leaders and girls and coordinates the formation of new troops. Find out more about being a Troop Support Manager including training requirements and resources.


Service Unit Treasurer

Keeps service unit financial records by tracking income and expenses and filing the yearly financial report.  Assists troop leaders with banking matters. Find out more about being a Service Unit Treasurer including training requirements and resources.


Service Unit Registrar

Works with the troop support manager and troop leaders to register girls and adults within the service unit, keeps registration records up-to-date. Find out more about being a Service Unit Registrar including training requirements and resources.


Service Unit Fall Product Sale Manager

Facilitates the Fall Sale for the service unit; including training and assisting troop fall sale managers during the sale. Manages paperwork, and coordinates disbursement of product and incentives. Find out more about being a Service Unit Fall Product Sale Manager.


Service Unit Cookie Sale Manager

Facilitates the Cookie Sale for the service unit, including training and assisting troop cookie sale managers during the sale. Manages paperwork, and coordinates disbursement of product and incentives.  Find out more about being a Service Unit Cookie Sale Manager.


Event Manager

Handles and coordinates special events for the service unit, including distribution, collection, and scheduling of any information pertinent to event. Works with the service unit team to decide which events will be offered.  Find out more about being a Service Unit Event Manager.


Event First Aider

Works with the event manager to develop and manage a safety plan for the event. Responsible for administering first aid at the event including maintaining the first aid station and first aid kit.  Find out more about being a Service Unit Event First Aider including training requirements and resources.


Service Unit Adult Recognitions Chair

Educates volunteers on the adult recognition process. Promotes, encourages, and facilitates the nomination of outstanding volunteers for service unit, council, and national recognitions, and ensures nominations are submitted on time. Find out more about being a Service Unit Recognition Chair.


 

Help The Council

Volunteer To Help The Council

Learning Facilitator

Facilitates a variety of adult learning courses for volunteeers including troop leadership, troop camping certification, backpacking, first aid/cpr certification, extended troop travel, and a variety of enrichment workshops and courses. Find out more about being a Learning Facilitator.


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 as needed. Find out more about being a Mentor.


Delegates and Other Governance Volunteers

Regional delegates are the “voting members” of our council. Together with the members of the board and members of the council’s Board Development Committee, and the delegates to the National Council. Find out more about being a Council Delegate or Governance Volunteer.


Day/Resident Camp Director

Oversees all aspects of planning, recruiting, training, marketing, and running a service unit day camp or resident camp. Find out more about being a Day/Resident Camp Director including training requirements and resources.