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Ways to Volunteer

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 Level Volunteers

Troop level volunteers work directly with girls bringing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to life. These volunteers are the change-makers who make it all possible. They lead the sisterhood that provides comfort and inspiration – giving girls the tools to solve problems and bounce back when faced with challenges.

In short, Girl Scout volunteers transform lives. There’s nothing like helping girls find their voices and use them to change the world.

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. Involves coordinating and organizing meeting activities, family engagement, and helping girls plan adventures that will help them discover things about themselves, connect with each other, and take action in their community.


Troop Supporter
Troop Supporters are an essential part of the Girl Scout Troop, they assist with selected troop duties such as activity planning, snacks, money management, driving, or other tasks necessary to keep the troop running oh-so-smoothly throughout the year.

Product Program Manager
This position is crucial for troop success - coordinating the annual fall product and/or cookie sale at the troop level. Setting up cookie booths, manage inventory and money, and then watching the girls light up when they earn the rewards for being the best entrepreneurs ever!

Lego League Troop
These are FIRST TECH CHALLENGE Lego League teams. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) is an exciting, fun global robotics and innovation program that ignites an enthusiasm for discovery, science, teamwork and technology in kids ages 9 to 14.

Trailblazer and Mariner Troop
Girl Scout Trailblazers take part in high adventure outdoor activities in a broad range of modalities, geographies and climates. Trailblazers develop a variety of skills in hiking, camping, orienteering, conservation, preparedness, survivorship, and high-adventure sports.

Girl Scout Mariners engage in these activities on almost every waterway that can support small crafts, including pools! With year-round programming in a variety of environments and climates, they are also quite active on land.

Girl Scouts Outreach Program
The Girl Scout Outreach volunteer runs a series of program based meetings for girls who meet for a certain number of weeks each year. Series are designed to give girls a broad experience. Girls will build life skills as they gain new friends.

Service Unit Team Volunteers

Service Unit Team volunteers mentor troop volunteers as they work with Girl Scouts to create memories they will never forget. These key administrative volunteers are leaders in the Girl Scout Movement who channel their resources, wisdom, and passion to bring the Girl Scout experience to adults and girls with in their service units and the community.

If you are interested in service on a Service Unit Team in your area, contact the GSU Volunteer Support Manager.

Service Unit Manager
Serves as a knowledgeable, positive, and encouraging source of support for the entire service Unit. Guides the service unit team action plan for membership development and delivery of a quality Girl Scout experience.

Service Unit Finance Rep
Plays an important role in the service unit by ensuring Girl Scout funds are maintained and recorded properly as well as creating a positive culture of financial literacy and health.

Service Unit Product Program Rep
Helps to creates a positive experience in the world of product sales for girls, families, and troop volunteers by providing timely communications and training and supporting council during the fall product and cookie programs.

Service Unit Events Rep
Provides high-quality, fun, and engaging Girl Scout events designed to meet the needs and interests of girls and further the mission of Girl Scouting.

Service Unit Recognition Rep
Ensures that volunteers in the service unit are recognized and valued for their hard work and outstanding service by cultivating an atmosphere of appreciation.

Service Unit Delegate Rep
Supports service unit delegates and ensures that the voice of the membership is represented at official Girl Scouts of Utah meetings.

Service Unit Recruiter/Troop Mentor
Champions at telling the Girl Scout story in ways that builds awareness of Girl Scouts in Utah and provides ongoing support for troop leaders during their years of service.

Service Unit Communications Rep
Establishes and maintains regular communication with volunteers, families, and girls in a variety of formats, including social media. Promoting public awareness, supporting Girl Scouting council-wide, and collaborating with other service units.

Other Service Unit Support Positions (Optional)

  • Annual Appeal Champion
  • Day Camp Coordinator
  • GAB Advisor
Camp/Seasonal Volunteers

Help girls explore nature and find the fun in the outdoors. In Utah’s stunning, natural environment, girls develop a strong sense of self, gain practical life skills, become resourceful problem solvers, and cultivate healthy relationships by living and working together.

Work at Camp. All camp staff and seasonal volunteers must be at least 18 years old by their start date. 

Council Level/Committee Volunteers

Council level and committee volunteers provide valuable support to Girl Scouts of Utah strategic objectives. These opportunities are managed and supported by staff.

Volunteers interested in participating in one of the following committees or advisory groups need to submit their information through an online form. All entries will be reviewed within 2-4 weeks of submission and contacted with next steps. 

Council Trainers
Council Trainers are volunteers that works directly with other Girl Scout volunteers to provide training on topics relevant to Girl Scouting. Utilizing curriculum developed by GSUSA and the council Training & Development Department, Council Trainers facilitate training classes virtually and in-person council-wide.

Cornelia Benton Scholarship Committee
The Cornelia Benton Scholarship Committee members are responsible for evaluating and awarding the scholarship to Girl Scouts of Utah girls. The Committee perform key tasks in determining awards, process of application, promotion of scholarship opportunities and volunteer at key events to promote Girl Scout programming.

Gold Award Committee
Gold Award Committee Members help girls through the process of earning their Gold Award by providing guidance, support, and mentorship to Girl Scouts (9th-12th grade). The Gold Award is the highest award available to Girl Scout Seniors, and Ambassadors, and has a strong emphasis on community leadership. Committee members ensure that Gold Award projects meet national guidelines and make recommendations on project progress and approval.

Volunteer Awards Committee
Volunteer Awards Committee members are responsible for evaluating and approving Girl Scouts of Utah volunteer recognition award nominations. The committee members review nominations for council level awards, deliberate on approval of awards, and submit recommendations to the Board of Directors for final approval.

GSU Heritage Committee
Heritage Committee members focus on promoting and preserving Girl Scout heritage. Volunteers on this committee are responsible for cataloging and preserving items unique to Girl Scouting, the help create high quality displays of books, uniforms, photographs, and they provide historic program activities for troops and girls.

Juliette Representative 
Regional Juliette Representatives are key to ensuring that girls in the Juliette Program feel a sense of inclusion with the overall Girl Scout movement, keeping these independently registered Girl Scouts and their families informed and engaged in opportunities on the service unit and council level.

Camporee Committee
The camporee committee consists of volunteers that aid council staff in planning and executing this triennial (every 3-years) troop camping event at Trefoil Ranch.

Governance Volunteer Opportunities

Girl Scouts of Utah is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of individuals who believe in the value of Girl Scouting and who provide strategic leadership, advocacy, decision-making, partnerships and policy development/oversight.

Governance volunteer opportunities are elected or appointed to serve the council; elected roles include the Board of Directors, BDC, and National delegates, appointed roles serve on committees of the board such as Fund Development, Finance, and Audit & Compliance.

Board of Directors
Composed of members from across our council and spanning the private and nonprofit sector, our board of directors guides the direction of Girl Scouts of Utah. The Board consists of six executive officers and up to 20 directors at-large who are volunteers and members of Girl Scouts of the USA.

Additional information on what you need to know, board member expectations, and committee descriptions can be found on our council governance web page.

National Delegates
National Delegates and Alternates are elected by GSU's voting membership on a triennial (3-year) basis and are the voice of our Council at the National Council Session. GSUSA National Council Session is held on a triennial basis and National Delegates are expected to travel and participate in the discussions and voting at this meeting.

Position descriptions and additional information is located on the GSU governance web page.

Council Delegates
Council Delegates are the “Voice of the Members,” bringing the concerns of the membership to the attention of the GSU Board of Directors and leadership staff. Members, 14 years of age and older, may serve as council delegates and participate in the democratic process. Delegates provide guidance and input to the board of directors on governance issues and policies affecting the future of the council and communicates this information to service unit members.

Council Delegates are elected by their service units and serve a two-year term.


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