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.
How to Volunteer
To become a volunteer, you need to start the volunteer registration process. Within the process you'll be required to:
1. Choose a volunteer role (see below for descriptions)
2. Purchase your GSUSA Adult Membership
3. Complete the Criminal Background Checks
4. Attend any trainings applicable to volunteer role
Ready for a leadership role? Troop Leaders are memory makers: they lead and guide a group of girls through Girl Scouting, and they take the girls' interests and abilities into consideration when planning out their fun. As girls get older, Troop Leaders guide more than lead, but continue to help girls develop skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. Every troop must have a minimum of two non-related adults.
Want to work with girls but not quite ready for a leadership role? these volunteers play a big role in making the troop run smoothly. They're an extra set of eyes, ears and hands that allow the troop to safely explore the world around them. Need a driver for adventures big and small? Someone to chaperone a trip? Troop Helpers can do it all!
Troop Cookie Manager
Ready to dive in but not available for a full year? Troop Cookie Managers handle all aspects of the Girl Scout Cookie Program at the troop level - from planning activities to entering data in our online system, and they work primarily from December through April. When it comes to cookies, these girls mean business!
Troop Fall Product Manager
Ready to dive in but not available all year? The fall product sales program allows girls to earn funds early for their troop, so an adult is needed to manage all aspects - from educating girls and parentsto entering data in our online system. Product Sales Managers work primarily September through November.
Skilled in money management? Girls work hard for their fall product and Cookie Program proceeds, and Troop Treasurers make sure the troop's finances are in line and used appropriately. They help the troop stay in compliance with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana policies and procedures for handling money, and they make sure finances are documented and reported.
Help the girls explore nature and find the fun outdoors.
Share your special talents with adult volunteers. Check out the latest facilitator newsletter.