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Making a difference. It's better together. Volunteer with Girl Scouts.

Ways to Volunteer

You can help Girl Scouts become their best selves. You can give Girl Scouts opportunities to have fun, meet friends, and make a difference in their communities and in the world.

When you become a volunteer, you’ll immediately start to feel and see the impact you can have on the lives of Girl Scouts. You’ll support them as they experience new adventures and learn new skills. You’ll watch their confidence soar. You’ll experience the joy of creating a more fair, equal, and compassionate world where everyone has a seat at the table.

After a year like no other, you can be a part of a new beginning for Girl Scouts. You can help them press play!

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Troop Volunteer Roles
Troop Leader

Are you excited to work directly with Girl Scouts in a troop to discover new skills, make lifelong friends, and have fun changing the world? You will love being part of a troop’s leadership team! Troop leaders are provided with start-up training resources and ongoing support from dedicated council staff members. They set up the troop’s schedule, plan and facilitate regular troop meetings, and connect with the local Girl Scout community. Need more information before you say yes? Check out the New Leader’s Guide to Success and Troop Leader position description.

Troop Fall Product and Cookie Program Coordinators

Are you detail-oriented and love to stay organized? You may love being a troop’s product program coordinator!

Troop Fall Product and Cookie Program Coordinators are responsible for managing troop cookie and fall product inventory, including pick-up at council offices and distribution to families, as well as payment collection. These volunteers are provided with annual training on resources and processes. These are seasonal roles (September-October and December-March). 

Troop Cookie Coordinator Volunteer Position Description

Troop Family and Friends Network

The Girl Scout Friends and Family Network is a great way for caregivers to contribute in their own way! The Friends and Family Network can be utilized on an “as needed” basis. Whether it’s providing snacks or an extra set of hands at a meeting or during an activity, joining the Friends and Family Network is a great way for caregivers to get involved in Girl Scouting when they may not be able to attend each troop meeting. Varying interests and abilities are needed for a troop to be successful; use this worksheet at a meeting with families in your Girl Scout troop to identify where caregivers' personal interests might align with the troop’s needs. 

Troop Treasurer

Troop Treasurers oversee and maintain the troop’s finances by serving as a cosigner on the troop’s bank account, and by submitting an annual troop financial report. This is a great role for the detail-oriented volunteer!


Community Volunteer Roles

A service unit is a community of girl and adult members in a city, town, or group of towns. Service unit team volunteers are the key liaisons between GSEMA staff and local troops within a community. Volunteer roles include:

Service Unit Coordinator

Manage the service unit membership (girls, caregivers, and volunteers) throughout the troop year by coordinating regular meetings and events, promoting and communicating council initiatives and objectives, and providing guidance and support to service unit members. Learn more.

Service Unit Treasurer

Oversee and maintain the service unit’s finances including the service unit bank account(s). They submit an annual service unit financial report and guide troops with completing their annual financial reports. Learn more.

Service Unit Membership Promoter

Promote membership in the service unit through the recruitment and retention of girls and volunteers. Learn more.

Service Unit Fall Product Program Mentor

Operate the Fall Product Program in adherence to GSEMA guidelines and policies found in GSUSA’s Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints. Become familiar with the Fall Product Program products, procedures, deadlines, and girl and troop recognitions, and encourage troop participation.

Service Unit Cookie Mentor

Operate the Girl Scout Cookie Program in adherence to GSEMA guidelines and policies found in GSUSA’s Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints. Become familiar with the Cookie Program products, procedures, deadlines, girl and troop recognitions, and encourage troop participation. Learn more.

Service Unit New Leader Mentor

In partnership with the service unit team, and GSEMA Engagement team, the New Leader Mentor will provide local context, connections, information and support to new leaders. Learn more.


Council Volunteer Roles
Corporate and Episodic Volunteer Opportunities

As the largest girl-serving organization in the Commonwealth, we offer a variety of corporate volunteerism opportunities, making it easy for volunteers to find the right fit for their interests and abilities. In light of COVID-19, we now have a variety of virtual roles for episodic volunteers, including technical support for virtual programs, breakout room activity leads, and sharing your expertise with girls! See our list of virtual volunteer opportunities and contact us if you or someone at your company would like to learn more.

Gold Award Committee Advisor

Support Gold Award candidates and the Gold Award process set forth by Girl Scouts of USA (GSUSA) and GSEMA through direct support of individual girls’ projects and aspirations to earn the highest award in Girl Scouting. One-year commitment. Learn more.

GSEMA's Gold Award Committee is actively seeking new advisors. Complete our online application to apply today.

Museum Docent and Project Help

The Girl Scout Museum at Cedar Hill in Waltham houses one of the most extensive collections of Girl Scout memorabilia in the country. Archives include primary source photographs, newspapers, and artifacts connected to the beginnings of the Girl Scout Movement in Massachusetts, and showcase life in Boston, Waltham, and New Bedford over the past 100 years.

The museum welcomes project-based volunteers to scan, sort, and archive our many artifacts. Additionally, if you’re interested in providing tours and programming to Girl Scout groups at one of our museum sites (Andover, Waltham, Middleboro), you can become a Museum Docent. Read the position description for more information.

Regional Delegates

Are you passionate about the policies that impact Girl Scouting in Eastern Massachusetts? Become a GSEMA Regional Delegate, and lend your voice to critical council governance decisions. Contact us to learn more. 

STEM Conference Committee

We believe that to help today’s girls we must provide opportunities for them to meet women immersed in the STEM disciplines. We believe that providing a variety of opportunities for exposure to STEM careers will increase interest and awareness among girls about STEM and encourage them to pursue higher education and careers in these fields. The main focus of this committee is to plan GSEMA's Annual STEM Conference and Expo. Apply today.

Volunteer Conference Committee

Each year, a new committee of volunteers is selected to plan the annual Volunteer Conference. If you're interested in working with your peers to shape the Volunteer Conference, fill out the interest form in the post-conference attendee evaluation.

Volunteer Recognition Committee

Review nominations for annual council-wide volunteer recognitions,  and shape the ongoing policy of how, when, and why we recognize volunteers. Apply today. 


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