When you become a Girl Scout volunteer you become a super hero to so many girls. No matter how you give your time — at weekly meetings, as an outdoor facilitator, pitching in during cookie season or a dozen other opportunities — you are helping girls unleash their most confident selves and transforming them into a force for good. Girl Scout volunteers take our mission to heart, to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
All year long, our volunteers make meaningful and inspiring contributions to our movement and we’re so thankful they choose to dedicate their time to preparing Girl Scouts for a lifetime of leadership. Our program makes a difference, and it’s because of how hard our volunteers work and care.
They say not all heroes wear capes, but ours wear their hearts on their sleeves, along with the passion for what they do as Girl Scout volunteers. (And yes, some of them wear vests and patches!)
It’s common knowledge that role models affect how a girl views her own potential. As they mature, girls will use the adults around them as a reference for who they will become and what behaviors to emulate. Presently, there are far more examples of strong, courageous, and intelligent women in our government, popular culture, businesses, sports teams, and more than ever before to prove to girls that they can truly accomplish anything. However, role models who are more accessible (like our volunteers) make for more easily imaginable visions of success.
There are loads of surprising benefits from being a volunteer. New skills you learn could positively impact your professional life and career! Did you know that more employers recruit candidates with volunteer experience? Not only does it give you the chance to build on talents such as event planning and people skills, but you’ll also expand your network, build your confidence, and get to know yourself. In fact, two-thirds of our volunteers say that Girl Scouts has helped them professionally. It’s a win-win!
Plus, volunteering is known to reduce stress and anxiety, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. By doing good for others and creating meaningful connections, you’ll find your self-confidence flourishing and enjoy a natural sense of accomplishment. And the better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals!
When you volunteer with Girl Scouts, not only will you be helping girls become the best versions of themselves, but you’ll also share the benefits of helping those in need. Eighty-eight percent of Girl Scout volunteers say their volunteer experience with us makes their own life better, and all the while they’ve made a difference in the lives of girls and their communities. Sounds like something a super hero would say.
Find details on how to get started at www.gsccc.org/sayyes and say “Yes” to Girl Scouts!