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Remember the people and places that helped you become the person you are today? Young people in your community are searching for clues about who they are and who they can become. Why not be part of the search?

New! Corporate Volunteer Opportunities!

Click here for ways that corporate employees can volunteer and engage with us, from helping girls with robotics, spending time outdoors, helping at our camps, or working directly with girls!

Become a Troop or Group Leader

There are many opportunities for adults in Girl Scouting -- from presenters with special skills, to troop treasurers, and trainers -- but please consider becoming a troop or group leader. Did you know we have waiting lists to place girls in troops? Although the time commitment is greater than other volunteer opportunities, most leaders would agree, the rewards far outweigh the costs.

Click here to read the 5 easy steps to start a troop or group

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Becoming a Learning Facilitator

Learning Facilitators (Trainers) are a group of dedicated hardworking volunteers who recognize the value of the Girl Scout program and give their time to help others make the most out of their commitment in becoming a Girl Scout volunteer.

Who can be a Learning Facilitator:

Anyone!  Many times, learning facilitators are volunteers who have served the council in other role as leaders, service team members, troop camping certified adults, first aiders or troop helpers.  

What do Learning Facilitators do?

Specialize in one or more areas, such as leadership, outdoor, safety, enrichment, events, or travel.  Teach two or more session yearly and attend learning facilitator meetings to learn about new course content and training resources.  

How do you become a Learning Facilitator?

To become a certified Learning Facilitator, you need to complete an application and pre-course self assessment assignment, undergo a brief interview, and attend a one-day “Facilitating Adult Learning” course. The course is free of charge to Girl Scouts of Northern California participants.  New classes will be offered in Winter/Spring 2014.

Click here to download the Girl Scout Learning Facilitators Position Description!

 For information, contact the Volunteer Resources Director for your area:

Greater Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, & Solano): Mary Holzheimer at mholzheimer@girlscoutsnorcal.org or (800) 447-4475 ext. 8003

South Bay/Peninsula Area (San Francisco, Santa Clara & San Mateo): Janice Stone at jstone@girlscoutsnorcal.org or (800) 447-4475 ext. 8007

North Coast Area (Del Norte, East Trinity, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa & Humboldt): Deborah Holden at dholden@girlscoutsnorcal.org or (800) 447-4475 ext. 1104

Redwoods Area ( Del Norte and Humboldt):  Kathy Johanson at kjohanson@girlscoutsnorcal.org or (800) 447-4475 ext. 3010

North Central Area (Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama & West Trinity): Sheryl Jucker at sjucker@girlscoutsnorcal.org or (800) 447-4475 ext. 8004.

Girl Scout Corps

Girl Scout Corps offers a fantastic opportunity to offer outreach program to girls in shelters, homeless programs, apartment complexes and after school programs throughout our council area.  Have your girls graduated?  Do you have Cadette/Senior/Ambassador girls who would like to have opportunities to provide service, develop their leadership skills, earn leadership awards or work on their Silver or other awards?  Are you looking for a shorter-term volunteer experience?  Do you need service learning hours for college or to develop your resume?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, Girl Scout Corps is for you!  Contact Toni Aclaro (800) 447-4475 ext. 114 or taclaro@GirlScoutsNorCal.org 

Girl Scout Grapevine

Don't you love seeing those Girl Scout stories in the news? Want to see more? Then here's your chance to join the Girl Scout Grapevine and help us increase awareness of Girl Scouting through your local media!