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Why Volunteer

Be their hero.

At Girl Scouts, we’re building go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, leaders and change-makers every day. But we can’t do it without our amazing volunteers. That means YOU!

As a volunteer, you’ll introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined, and we—Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey—will support you every step of the way. 

Your talents and experiences have the power to change girls’ lives. You’ll help shape their experiences, nurture their confidence, and expand what they think is possible. Because of you, they’ll stand up, they’ll speak up, they’ll grow—and you’ll grow, too. 

The impact, the excitement, the memories made, the friendships and sisterhood—and the fun!—this is what Girl Scouts is about, and it’s fueled by the power of YOU.

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There are so many ways to volunteer!

Whether you can lead a troop or lead an experience, give a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible, fun, and incredibly rewarding. 

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Looking for more info, or would like us to help you define a possible volunteer role that fits you and your schedule? Please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form below, and we’ll be in touch with ideas and next steps!

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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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Short Term Volunteering

What You’ll Do

No matter how much time you have to spare, there are so many ways you can help girls grow into the courageous leaders the world needs! We have lots of opportunities within our science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming that take our girls’ problem solving and critical thinking to the next level. You might:

  • Demonstrate how programming can solve real-world problems as girls work through the Think Like a Programmer Journey

  • Inspire girls to tackle important issues via our Coding for Good badges

  • Help girls peek into their future as they earn their Career Exploration badge

Whether you spend an hour, a weekend, or a year with us, we’re excited to team up with you to deliver engaging opportunities that set girls up for a bright future!

 

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 Tiffany Allen (tallen@gshnj.org | 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 or the Successful Leader Learning Series in gsLearn.
  • Have completed all three steps of Outdoors and Overnights Training.
  • 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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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 Onelia Figueroa at ofigueroa@gshnj.org or 908-518-4409 to learn more!

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