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Ways to Volunteer

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

Be the troop leader that supports her throughout the year—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.

The possibilities are endless!

Volunteer Opportunities
 

Troop Leaders

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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Service Unit Volunteers

Manage local Girl Scout communities, steering adult volunteers as they work with Girl Scouts to create memories they will never forget. Opportunities include: Service Unit Manager, Treasurer, Registrar, Organizer, and Product Program Manager. 

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Guest Speakers

Share your expertise and passion in regard to your career or hobby, generating interest and building skills with girls and volunteers. Learn more about our Speakers Bureau. 

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GSHNJ Museum Docents

The museum—located in our Westfield Service Center—is a wonderful place to view Girl Scout items from the past. Museum Docents can be adults, or girls at the Ambassador Level. Questions? Contact Cailtin Glynn at cglynn@gshnj.org or 908-518-4409 to learn more!

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Product Program Volunteers

Coordinate the annual Fall Product and/or Cookie Programs at the troop level. Set up booth sales, manage inventory and money, and watch the girls light up when they earn rewards for being the best entrepreneurs ever!

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Camp/Seasonal Volunteers

Help the girls explore nature and find the fun outdoors.

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Robotics Coach or Mentor

Guide girls through the challenges of the FIRST robotics program and celebrate their success in their STEM journey. You do not need any previous STEM skills or knowledge, but must be willing to acquire some basic knowledge of the programming environment and LEGO robot building. Questions? Contact Theresa Moody at tmoody@gshnj.org or (973) 842-4224 to learn more!

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Outdoor Trainers

Share your outdoor skills and love of camping with other GSHNJ volunteers. Outdoor trainers must have completed Basic Leadership Training and all three steps of Outdoors and Overnights Training, and have participated in a troop overnight. Commit to providing at least two trainings yearly for GSHNJ volunteers. Questions? Contact Kay Stephenson at kstephenson@gshnj.org or (908) 947-1727 to learn more!

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CPR / First Aid Trainers

Teach important, life-saving skills to Girl Scout volunteers to enable them to take their girls on great adventures. First Aid/CPR instructors must have their current instructor certification through a GSUSA-approved provider, such as the American Heart Association or American Red Cross. Commit to providing at least two trainings yearly for GSHNJ volunteers. Questions? Contact Kay Stephenson at kstephenson@gshnj.org or (908) 947-1727 to learn more!

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