“Girl Scouts is one of the best things I have ever been a part of. I love volunteering, and all of the things it entails. I'm so very thankful you asked me to be a part. I would never have dreamed of this being so rewarding, and I'm so grateful to work with each and every girl, and all the behind the scenes things as well!”
—Amber Allison, Girl Scout volunteer
Girl Scouts exists for girls, but it exists because of volunteers. By giving your time and talent, you can make it possible for girls to build character and skills for success in the real world. Research shows the influence one caring adult has on a child will last a lifetime. No matter what your interests, age or amount of time you can offer, Girl Scouts needs your help to provide opportunities for girls to build their courage, confidence and character. We will match your interests with the needs of girls, and work around your busy schedule. Training is provided for all volunteer positions. To contact a staff member directly about volunteering, e‑mail our Director of Community Development.
Service Center Hours
Watertown Service Center: Open by appointment only. Please e-mail the person you wish to speak with.
All other Service Centers: Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Membership services in the Norwich and Oneonta areas are available by appointment. E-mail Eileen (Oneonta) or Christina (Norwich).
View current boutique hours on our Shop page.
Work Directly with Girls In a Variety of Settings
- Be a leader/advisor to girls or offer to help a leader/advisor
- Design and/or facilitate a program or event for girls
- Share a skill, career or special interest with girls
Reach out to the Community
- Help with public relations efforts
- Suggest and coordinate a service project
- Speak about Girl Scouts to community groups
Work with Adults
- Serve on the Board of Directors
- Lead a workshop or training for adult Girl Scout volunteers
- Provide administrative assistance with ongoing record keeping or other paperwork
Types of Volunteers
Following are a few of the primary ways you can volunteer to work directly with girls.
Girl Scout Troop or Series Volunteer: Have an immediate impact on the lives of girls in your community by serving as a role model, mentor, friend and leader. You can develop a variety of skills through training and explore new adventures. Work with girls year round in a troop or for six to eight sessions in a series.
- Troop: Year round, long-term position working directly with girls
- Series: 6–8 sessions working directly with girls
Troop Committee Member: Serve as a positive adult role model by providing direct support to the Girl Scout Leader to plan, carry out and achieve the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Service Team/Unit Volunteers: Support the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls and adults within the local community by extending membership, providing direct support to members, educating the community about Girl Scouts and acting as a communication center for Girl Scouts.
Other Council Volunteer Positions: For more information about other specific positions including working with adults, working at camp, and specific focus positions, see our Volunteer Opportunities page for position descriptions, or e-mail our Director of Community Development.