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Help Girl Scouts dream big.

Change-makers. Trailblazers. Explorers. We’re talking about Girl Scouts, of course, but we’re also talking about the people who become Girl Scout volunteers.

Just like the Girl Scouts they guide, volunteers lead with their hearts and bring a playful sense of curiosity to everything they do. Whatever their unique skills or interests, volunteers help Girl Scouts unlock their limitless potential and make a lasting difference in the world.

See for yourself how empowering it is to be a role model. Look for Girl Scout volunteer opportunities near you—whether you’re looking for short-term opportunities or to start a troop of your own, connect with us at and start making an impact.



Whether you can give a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun!

Common Questions About Volunteering With Girl Scouts

Many parents have at least a few questions before standing up to lead their daughter’s troop. Here are a few of the most frequent questions we hear:

What are the volunteer roles available

 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. 
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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.
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Troop Launch Volunteer/Seasonal Volunteers
Work with council to recruit, run girl programs that help GSCO continue to deliver the Girl Scout experience, and help launch girls into a lifetime of adventure by volunteering with a forming troop.
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Cookie Volunteers 
Coordinate the annual cookie sale 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! 
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Outdoor/Camp Volunteers 
Help the girls explore nature and find the fun outdoors.
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Service Unit Volunteers
Mentor adult volunteers as they work with Girl Scouts to create memories they will never forget.
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What are the requirements to volunteer
  • Registered as an adult member (18+ years of age) 

  • Completed criminal background check

  • Training (based on volunteer role)

  • Positive attitude!

How much time will I need to spend volunteering?

We value your time!

Commitment to volunteering is completely flexible. As a volunteer, you can decide how much time you have to give. Our troop meetings vary in schedule from weekly to monthly for one to two hours. Additional time invested may be required based on your volunteer role.

How do I become a troop leader?

You can start a troop in these easy steps

  1. Register as an adult member.
  2. Complete a criminal background check.
  3. Complete new leader orientation with your Volunteer Support Specialist.
  4. Complete your introductory training on gsLearn
  5. Connect with you Service Unit.

Need to know more? Check out different ways to volunteer, see what girls do at Girl Scouts, or find out how to sign up the girl in your life.

After completing your membership, you will receive an automated email from Sterling Volunteers that will connect you with our online background check process. Have questions about this process? Contact Us

The cost of the background check process will vary based on the costs passed along from the number of counties and states where the potential volunteer has lived for the past seven years and based on the number of aliases. The minimum cost will be $21 and Girl Scouts of Colorado will require the volunteer to pay at least that amount. For more information, read our FAQ.