Volunteer Orientation Handbook
Sharing Your Unique Gifts
No matter how you volunteer with Girl Scouts, your investment in time and energy will pay back tenfold. Little can compare to the satisfaction you will feel as you help girls grow in self-confidence, discover their genuine selves, connect with the people and community around them, and take action to make a difference in the world.
Your most important role as a Girl Scout volunteer is to be excited about everything this opportunity affords you: a chance to partner with girls, play a critical role in their lives, and watch them blossom! You also want to be someone who enjoys the activities you will be embarking on with the girls.
As a Girl Scout volunteer, you will serve as a partner and role model to girls. You will also work closely with other volunteers, because two adults must be present at all times when working with girls, and at least one of those volunteers must be female and not related to the other adult. This is an important distinction that bears repeating: Men can serve as troop volunteers, but an adult female who is not related to the other volunteer must be present at all times, and at no time is a girl to be alone with only one volunteer. Remember to also check the adult-to-girl ratios in Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints online.