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Ways to Volunteer

Ways to Volunteer

Be a Girl Scout Volunteer. Girl Scouts makes sure Girls see and have opportunities to reach their potential—not just to ensure they'll earn better grades, make better decisions, and lead happier lives (though we help with those things too!).

We do it because we’re creating a more fair, equal, and compassionate world where every Girl has a seat at the table. And Girl Scout volunteers are the change-makers who make it all possible. They lead the sisterhood that provides comfort and inspiration in trying moments—giving Girls the tools to solve problems and bounce back when faced with life’s challenges.

Girl Scout Volunteers are required to have Girl Scout Adult Membership and a Council background check when working with Girls or money.

Troop Volunteer Roles
 

A volunteer serves as a partner and role model for Girls. Whether you volunteer at meetings, go on field trips, or become a troop leader, the time you devote will help inspire today's Girls to become tomorrow's leaders.

Troop Leader

As a Troop Leader, you'll introduce Girls to new experiences and help them unleash their inner G.I.R.L. ... You'll be their cheerleader, guide, and mentor, helping them develop crucial skills and confidence to launch them into a lifetime of leadership. You’ll also mentor and guide the other volunteers in your troop

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Troop Treasurer

The Troop Treasurer is responsible for managing and reporting the Troop finances, including the completion of the annual Troop Finance Report.

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Troop Sweets & Treats Manager

The Troop Sweets and Treats Manager organizes, coordinates, directs and manages the Fall Product Sale for the Troop.

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Troop Cookie Manager

The Troop Cookie Manager organizes, coordinates, directs and manages the Cookie Program, eBudde, and Digital Order Cards at the Troop level.

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Troop Helper

This is a great role for a parent or other family member to help support the troop. They could: run a meeting, teach a badge, bring snacks, take notes, chaperone a field trip, or be a driver!

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Service Unit Volunteer Roles
 

A service unit is a group of Girl Scout volunteers working in your neighborhood to support troops. The service unit (or SU) team is an essential support system that organizes training, mentorship, Girl programming, and membership support for volunteers, Girls, and caregivers.

Service Unit Manager
The Service Unit Manager (SUM) is the lead volunteer in the service unit. The Service Unit Manager encourages and empowers Girls by developing and empowering the adult volunteers who serve them every day.

The SUM is responsible for developing and managing the Girl Scout Service Unit with the help of a Service Unit Team, and the support of Volunteer Services and Membership and Recruitment Teams. 

The Service Unit Manager, with the oversight of Council, sets the tone, guides the work, and serves as the role model and mentor for the service unit.

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Service Unit Treasurer
The Service Unit Treasurer is responsible for managing and reporting the Service Unit finances, including the completion of the annual Service Unit Finance Report. The SU Treasurer also oversees troop financial management.
 

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Service Unit Cookie Manager
The Service Unit Cookie Manager’s responsibility is to organize, coordinate, and direct the Cookie Program, eBudde, and Digital Order Cards at the Service Unit level.
 

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Service Unit Sweets & Treats Manager
The Service Unit Sweets and Treats manager’s responsibility is to organize, coordinate, direct, and manage the Fall Product Sale for the Service Unit.
 

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Leader Mentor
The Leader Mentor will train, connect with, mentor, and partner with troop leaders in the service unit, in particular, new leaders.
 

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Recruiter
Works to open doors so that the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is delivered to a wider audience of Girls within the community.
 

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Service Unit Event Coordinator

This role directs Girl Scout events for the Service Unit throughout the year.

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Service Unit Encampment Director
Service Unit Helper

This is a great role for a community member or Troop Leader to help support the Service Unit. They could: run a Service Unit Event, bring snacks, take notes, or assist on a project!

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Council  Volunteer Roles
 

 Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York has a need for volunteers as well! 

Council Helpers can assist with mailings, thank you letters, administrative tasks, camp cleanup, phone calls, and much more! The time requirements for these roles will vary. This role may not need a background check - Background checks are required when working with Girls or money.