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Ways to Volunteer

Behind every Girl Scout is a great leader!

Be the troop leader that supports her every week—the one that watches her smile get bigger as she grows more confident. Mentor a Girl Scout Cookie Professional during cookie season so she can earn enough to reach the goals she and her troop set. Or work with other adults to provide the kind of behind-the-scenes support that makes it possible for her to make amazing new memories at Girl Scouts.

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

Volunteer Roles


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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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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Service Unit Volunteers                                
Mentor adult volunteers as they work with Girl Scouts to create memories they will never forget.
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Camp/Seasonal Volunteers                          
Help the girls explore nature and find the fun outdoors.
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Volunteer Committees

What is a committee?

A Girl Scouts of Greater New York committee consists of council staff and/or volunteers working towards a common goal that will help further the organization’s mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Read the Committee Guidelines here.

Why join a committee?

  • Make New Friends - Committees are made up of a variety of people from different backgrounds. For staff members, this is a unique opportunity to learn about other departments. For volunteers, you’ll hear about best practices from other troops and service units.
  • Speak Your Mind - Committees thrive on diversity of thought. Joining a committee is your opportunity to have your voice heard.
  • Enhance Your Resume - Each committee develops and meets specific goals. This may be your opportunity to work on something that you’ve never experienced before.
  • Develop Your Leadership Skills - Each committee has various leadership roles.