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Girl Scout Volunteer

Ways to Volunteer

As a volunteer, you’ll introduce girls to new experiences that show
them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined.

You’ll be their cheerleader, guide, and mentor, helping them develop skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. Imagine the smiles, the excitement, the memories made—those are the moments you’ll share
at Girl Scouts.

Volunteer Today

Already have a Girl Scout in your family? Use these easy-to-follow instructions to register yourself or other family members as Girl Scout volunteers.

Are you the first in your family to join? Register here.

Questions or concerns? We can help!

Volunteer Roles

There are many ways a caregiver can support a girl’s experience in Girl Scouts. Here are some of the popular volunteer roles within Girl Scouts:

Troop Leader/Co-Leader

Work with a group of girls and mentor them as they make new friends and develop skills that will last a lifetime. Register online to become a volunteer.

Read the full Troop Leader position description.

Start a Troop Today

Be a positive role model and become a troop leadership team member. Work with other caring adults to organize one-hour, bi-monthly troop meetings. Gather your friends, choose the meeting time and location, and follow these steps to start the troop:


Become a Girl Scout by completing the online membership registration.


Complete the CORI Acknowledgement Form before meeting with girls. Safety is our priority.


Sign up for troop leader training, beginning with an in-person or online Troop Pathway Orientation session.  

Troop Family and Friends Network

Assist with driving, activity planning, snacks, money management, first aid, or other tasks necessary to keep the troop running smoothly. Register online to become a volunteer.

Cookie Program Volunteers

Coordinate the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program at the troop level. Set up cookie booths, manage inventory and money, and then watch the girls light up when they earn rewards for reaching their goals while learning essential life skills. Register online to become a volunteer and complete the Troop Cookie Volunteer Agreement form.

Service Unit Volunteer Roles

A service unit is a city, town, or group of towns and the girl and adult members in that community. Service unit volunteers mentor adults as they work with Girl Scouts making a significant impact in your community. Volunteer roles include:

Service Unit Coordinator
Manage the service unit membership (girls and their caregivers, and volunteers) throughout the Girl Scout troop year by coordinating regular meetings, promoting and communicating council initiatives and objectives, and providing guidance and support to service unit members.

Service Unit Treasurer
Maintain and oversee the service unit’s finances including the service unit bank account(s), and assist troops with their financial responsibilities.

Service Unit Membership Promoter
Promote membership in eastern Massachusetts through the recruitment and retention of girls and volunteers in the service unit.

Troop Pathway Orientation Provider
Conduct Troop Pathway Orientations for new volunteers within a service unit in one-on-one or small group settings. One-year commitment.

Email volunteer support to start volunteering.

Gold Award Committee Advisor

Mentor older Girl Scouts who are striving to earn Girl Scouting’s highest award, the Gold Award. Advisors need to have strong project management skills and a belief that girls can change the world through their actions. Email the Gold Award committee to become a volunteer.

Council Delegate

Regional Delegates represent all regions of the council and influence policy. This position, open to Girl Scouts age 14 or older, requires attendance at two to four meetings per year, including regional meetings and GSEMA’s Annual Meeting.

National Council Delegates are elected for a term of three years. National Delegates attend the National Convention to: (1) elect the National Board and National Board Development Committee; (2) act on proposals submitted by the National Board and Girl Scout councils, as well as any amendments to the Constitution of GSUSA; and (3) hear the National Board of Directors report on its stewardship of Girl Scouting.

Learn more about becoming a delegate on the Council Leadership page.