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Ways to Volunteer

Behind every Girl Scout is a great leader.

Be the troop leader that supports her every week, mentor a Girl Scout during cookie season as she strives to meet her goals, or work with other adults to provide behind-the-scenes support. Whether you can give a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun!

Troop Volunteer Roles

Troop Leader (troops require TWO co-leaders)

Work with a group of girls and mentor them as they make new friends and develop connections that will last a lifetime.



Troop Support Volunteer                          

Assist with driving, activity planning, snacks, money management, or other tasks necessary to keep the troop running smoothly. 



Cookie Program Manager                                          

Set up cookie booths, manage money and inventory, and watch the girls light up when they earn rewards!


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Short-Term Volunteer Roles

Short-term Volunteers (Virtual/Blended) lead and assist in facilitating virtual events and curriculum for one-time, multi-session, or short-term opportunities such as Affinity Troops. Volunteers are provided with program-specific training by Council Staff and are instructed on how best to engage youth in accordance with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). All Volunteers must obtain a Girl Scout Membership as well as be Background Check cleared. 


Affinity Troops

Short-term virtual/blended opportunities during which Girl Scouts from across NYC can connect and explore a particular topic of interest. Programming is facilitated by trained volunteers resulting in 4-6 high-quality troop meetings and 1 to 2 badges earned over a span of 4-6 weeks. Girl Scouts will experience a variety of purposeful troop activities, participate in Girl Scout traditions, as well as explore a theme corresponding with the Girl Scouting year and engage in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE).

We are now recruiting for our Summer Affinity Troops, which start July 6! Learn more and apply here.




Event Volunteers                                         

Assist at any Girl Scouts level in a variety of ways, including running activity stations, managing sign-in tables, or informing potential members about the great things Girl Scouts has to offer.




Lead girls through a variety of programs such as Journey Days or Badge Workshops. Facilitators will receive a curriculum in advance and should prepare to guide participating Girl Scouts through its content and activities. 


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Other Volunteer Roles

Volunteer roles are also available through the Girl Scouts of Greater New York Council - New York City's local, administrative branch. Whichever role(s) you choose, your support makes it possible for each Girl Scout to build courage, confidence, and character, and make the world a better place!



Share your experience and knowledge with middle and high school-aged Girl Scouts. Assist Girl Scouts in the Leadership Institute with business-oriented projects, or guide girls as they earn their Gold Awards, the highest award in Girl Scouting.



Administrative Support                       

Assist us at our office on 40 Wall Street with tasks such as mailings, supply preparation, making phone calls, or updating member profiles.


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Want to learn more?

Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form through the link below. 


Attend an upcoming Open House!

Join us at our next "Ways to Volunteer" networking event. Whether you're hoping to become a troop leader yourself, or simply lend a helping hand, you'll hear directly from our team about the many opportunities available to support Girl Scouts in New York City.


Registration Instructions

Volunteering with the Girl Scouts requires a current membership and a background check. After registration, you will be informed about events that need volunteer support via a bi-weekly newsletter. To register, click the "Volunteer Now" button below and enter your information!

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