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Ways to Volunteer

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.

Volunteer Roles

Bilingual Bridge Volunteer

Bilingual volunteers are needed to assist families with interpretation and translation to be involved in the Girl Scout program. Interpretation may be needed for events, trainings, in-person meetings, or phone calls. Translation services may also be needed for program-related forms and documents.

Camp/Seasonal Volunteer

Help girls explore nature and find the fun outdoors.

Cookie Volunteer

Coordinate the annual Cookie Program at the troop level. Set up cookie booths, manage inventory and money, and then watch the girls light up when they earn the rewards for being the best cookie sellers ever!

Episodic Volunteer

Not sure how you want to help? Become an episodic volunteer and get notifications when extra help is needed.  Episodic volunteers may help with one event a year, a monthly activity, or in an area that is of special interest.

Event Support Volunteer

Do you enjoy events like the Reno Balloon Races, Artown, and Hot August nights? Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada is in need of volunteers to help recruit girls at local community events. Event volunteers can assist with table set up, guest assistance and registration, or clean up. Volunteers may also choose to be involved in event planning. Assistance may also be need at local school events to provide child care activities for potential Girl Scout members.

Learning Facilitator

Deliver a variety of adult learning opportunities from troop leadership to outdoor skills and everything in-between. You might be an experienced leader who wants to share their experience and expertise, or someone who is brand new to Girl Scouts and has a passion for ensuring that girls and adults are having a fun, successful experience.

Office Champ Volunteer

Girl Scouts is in need of office volunteers to assist in the daily service operation of supporting more than 5,000 Girl Scout members. Office tasks may include answering phones, filing paperwork, organizing materials, and any other administrative tasks as needed.  

Outreach Volunteer

Help us ensure that Girl Scouting is available to ALL girls by supporting troops in at-risk or underserved communities. 

Service Unit Volunteer

Mentor adult volunteers as they work with Girl Scouts to create memories they will never forget.

Skill-Builder Volunteer

Do you have a skill you can’t wait to share? Want to help foster talent through awesome skills like coding, carpentering, or changing a tire? Skill-based volunteers are needed for troop presentations, on-site mentorship, or advising activities.

Troop Family and Friends

Assist with driving, activity planning, snacks, money management, or other tasks necessary to keep the troop running oh-so-smoothly from week to week.

Troop Leader/Co-Leader

Work with a group of girls and mentor them as they make new friends and develop connections that will last a lifetime. 

Troop Startup Guide

Make a BIG impact with this short-term commitment. You’ll be teamed up with a new troop leader to support a troop’s first six meetings to get them up and running. After 6 meetings, you’re done!

Virtual Troop Leader

Build strong women leaders from the comfort of your home! GSSN will provide training and resources to help you make the most of your virtual troop leading experience.