Our mission at Girl Scouts is simple – build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. It’s the driving force behind everything that we do. As passionate as we are, we cannot accomplish our mission alone.
We need volunteers to partner with us in creating a better future for girls and empowering the next generation of female leaders. Together, we can help our girls become G.I.R.L.s, or go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders.
This partnership is more than just asking women to lead a troop. In fact, we need both men and women to help us in a variety of roles. It can look like co-leading a troop, but it can also be a troop helper (think driving and chaperoning), coordinating cookie sales, mentoring adult volunteers, working at our camps, speaking at an event, etc.
Your commitment can be an hour, a month, a year, and anything between or beyond that. Girls just need people like you willing to sacrifice their time to show them they can do more than they thought possible.
Plus, as a volunteer, you can change her world and your own. Ninety-two percent of volunteers learn new skills they can apply to their own life. Sixty-five percent note how it helped them advance professionally. Eighty-eight percent like how it keeps them active. A huge 94 percent say they’ve made new friends. And those are just statistics! Here are the reasons why our volunteers do what they do:
“I want to help my community and teach young girls in my community to be strong, independent women who are willing to put others before their own wants.”
“I am an advocate for the many benefits of Scouting and want girls everywhere to be able to succeed in all of their endeavors.”
“I truly enjoy spending time with our young ladies and teaching them, supporting them, being a mentor to them, and enjoying their candidness and eagerness to learn.”
“I LOVE watching their excitement, sense of WOW and wonder and and their pride at belonging to this special sisterhood.”
Those are just four testimonials of the many we could share.
Girl Scouts are so much more than cookies, badges, campfires, and friendship bracelets. Girl Scouts are go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders. These are the traits that define girls of courage, confidence, and character. Being a G.I.R.L. is in the DNA of being a Girl Scout.
Simply put, our girls need you, just as you are, to help how you can. No matter your age, gender, or background, it can be part of your DNA, too. Join us in empowering female leaders today.