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There are more than 200 girls in Idaho waiting to join Girl Scouts. They're waiting for experiences that school can't offer; they're waiting to find life-long friends and get outdoors; they're waiting for a mentor, leader, and friend. They're waiting for you! 

All it takes is just 6-10 hours a month, depending on the role you decide to play in girls’ lives. Girl Scouts provides the training, tools, and even the curriculum you need to succeed. You’ll even be equipped with our very own support team! 

Use the drop down tabs below to see the specific needs in your area to find where you fit in.

Start the fun now!

Treasure Valley

Troop Leader and Co-leader—Start up Troop
Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Weiser, Parma, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna 

As a leader or co-leader of a Girl Scout start up troop, you pick the level/age of girls you’d like to lead through their Girl Scout journey. You will plan and run meetings, plan activities, and deliver existing curriculum. Girl Scouts provides everything you need to accomplish this!

Qualifications: 2-3 hours per week. Passion for youth development. Desire to give positive guidance and mentorship. No former Girl Scout experience required.

Service Unit Manager
Meridian, Parma, Idaho City, Emmett, Ontario, Payette, Weiser, Owhyee, Caldwell

As Service Unit Manager, you’ll plan and manage a monthly, informational meeting of troop leaders and co-leaders in the Idaho Falls area. Other duties include:

* Assist with troop and volunteer communication, answer questions from new troop leaders
* Support Service Unit cookie manager during cookie season

Qualifications: 2-3 hours per week. Passion for youth development, strong management skills, and positive leadership. No former Girl Scout experience required. We will guide you!

Camp/Seasonal Volunteers                          
Help the girls explore nature and find the fun outdoors.

Additional Needs:

Nampa - Event Coordinator, Troop Coach, Ambassador

 

 

Central Idaho

Service Unit Manager
Wendell, Twin Falls, Ketchum, Burley, Blackfoot, Salmon

As Service Unit Manager, you’ll plan and manage a monthly, informational meeting of troop leaders and co-leaders in the Idaho Falls area. Other duties include:

* Assist with troop and volunteer communication, answer questions from new troop leaders
* Support Service Unit cookie manager during cookie season

Qualifications: 2-3 hours per week. Passion for youth development, strong management skills, and positive leadership. No former Girl Scout experience required. We will guide you!

Troop Leader and Co-leader—Start up Troop
Wendell, Twin Falls, Ketchum, Burley, Blackfoot, Salmon

As a leader or co-leader of a Girl Scout start up troop, you pick the level/age of girls you’d like to lead through their Girl Scout journey. You will plan and run meetings, plan activities, and deliver existing curriculum. Girl Scouts provides everything you need to accomplish this!

Qualifications: 2-3 hours per week. Passion for youth development. Desire to give positive guidance and mentorship. No former Girl Scout experience required.

Eastern Idaho

Girl Scout Ambassador
Pocatello

As a Girl Scout Ambassador, you will work with a small local team to help educate girls and parents about the Girl Scout program and the many benefits it offers. In this role, you will:

* Help plan and staff Girl Scout recruitment events
* Help create and distribute flyers to schools

Qualifications: 1-2 hours per week. Passion for youth development, outgoing, good communication skills. No former Girl Scout experience required. We will train you!

Troop Leader and Co-leader—Start up Troop
Pocatello

As a leader or co-leader of a Girl Scout start up troop, you pick the level/age of girls you’d like to lead through their Girl Scout journey. You will plan and run meetings, plan activities, and deliver existing curriculum. Girl Scouts provides everything you need to accomplish this!

Qualifications: 2-3 hours per week. Passion for youth development. Desire to give positive guidance and mentorship. No former Girl Scout experience required.

Blackfoot

Service Unit Manager
As Service Unit Manager, you’ll plan and manage a monthly, informational meeting of troop leaders and co-leaders in the Idaho Falls area. Other duties include:

* Assist with troop and volunteer communication, answer questions from new troop leaders
* Support Service Unit cookie manager during cookie season

Qualifications: 2-3 hours per week. Passion for youth development, strong management skills, and positive leadership. No former Girl Scout experience required. We will guide you!

Troop Leader and Co-leader—Multi-level Troop
Fort Hall Indian Reservation

As a leader or co-leader of a multi-level troop (various grades), you will help plan and run meetings, plan activities and deliver existing curriculum. Girl Scouts provides everything you need to accomplish this!

Qualifications: 2-3 hours per week. Passion for youth development. Desire to give positive guidance and mentorship. No former Girl Scout experience required. We will train you!

Service Unit Manager
Idaho Falls

As Service Unit Manager, you’ll plan and manage a monthly, informational meeting of troop leaders and co-leaders in the Idaho Falls area. Other duties include:

* Assist with troop and volunteer communication, answer questions from new troop leaders
* Support Service Unit cookie manager during cookie season

Qualifications: 1-2 hours per week. Passion for youth development, strong management skills, and positive leadership. No former Girl Scout experience required. We will guide you!

Co-leader— Existing Brownie Troop
As co-leader of a Brownie troop (grades 2-3), you will help plan and run meetings, plan activities and deliver existing curriculum. Remember, Girl Scouts provides everything you need to accomplish this, you just get to have fun and lead the way!

Qualifications: 2-3 hours per week. Passion for youth development. Desire to give positive guidance and mentorship. No former Girl Scout experience required.

Troop Leader and Co-leader—NEW Daisy/Brownie Troop
As a leader or co-leader of a Daisy/Brownie troop (grades K-3), you will help plan and run meetings, plan activities and deliver existing curriculum. Girl Scouts provides everything you need to accomplish this!

Qualifications: 2-3 hours per week. Passion for youth development. Desire to give positive guidance and mentorship. No former Girl Scout experience required.

Service Unit Manager
As Service Unit Manager, you’ll plan and manage a monthly, informational meeting of troop leaders and co-leaders in Rigby. This is a small service unit of only 4 troops and plenty of room to grow. Other duties include:

* Assist with troop and volunteer communication, answer questions from new troop leaders
* Support Service Unit cookie manager during cookie season

Qualifications: 1-2 hours per week. Passion for youth development, strong management skills, and positive leadership. No former Girl Scout experience required. We will guide you!

Service Unit Cookie Manager
As Cookie Manager, you will help organize cookie order forms and cookie sales and run the “cookie cupboard” for your Service Unit. This is a fun, 3-4 month commitment that does not take a great deal of time, since Service Unit 672 is small.

Qualifications: 3-4 hours per week, Jan.-April. Strong organizational and communication skills. No former product management experience required. We will guide you!

CONTACT: Melissa McNeal, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage
Recruitment Coordinator
208-377-2011
gs@girlscouts-ssc.org

NOTE: Background checks are required for all volunteer positions with Girl Scouts of Silver Sage.


 

 

FAQ's

Can parents and adults volunteer?
Absolutely! Girls always need guides and mentors to help them develop into successful adults. Whether you volunteer at meetings, go on field trips, or become a troop leader, the time you devote will help inspire today’s girls to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Check out all the different ways to have fun at Girl Scouts. Or see all the exciting possibilities Girl Scouts offers girls of all ages.

What will I do as a Girl Scout volunteer?
As part of a network of nearly one million adults, you’ll share an important commitment to preparing girls to lead successful lives. A volunteer serves as a partner and role model to girls. In the process, you’ll discover your own skills and abilities, meet new people, and "learn by doing" alongside girls. Check out our Volunteer Resources.

What are the benefits of volunteering for Girl Scouts?
Girl Scouts really is great for everyone! Data shows it is not just girls who benefit from participating in Girl Scouts: 94 percent of volunteers have made new friends, 88 percent believe their life is better because they volunteer with Girl Scouts, and two-thirds believe their volunteer experience has helped them professionally. Also, ninety-five percent of Girl Scout volunteers are happy knowing they are making girls’ lives better.

Source: Girl Scouts of the USA 2014 pulse poll.

When can I join as a volunteer?
Any day is a good day to volunteer with Girl Scouts. We’re always looking for qualified volunteers to help, whether it’s during the school year, over summer break, or any time in between. In fact, today is the perfect day to get started!

Is there a way to volunteer “sometimes”?
Yes! Check in with your local Girl Scout council and see what type of help they’d like. Extra adults are always needed for trips and special events, as well as for Girl Scout Cookie activities. 

What are the most popular volunteer activities?
Volunteers help out in all kinds of ways, both large and small. From leading a troop to helping out at cookie sales, going on field trips, or lending a hand at meetings, volunteers have many opportunities to join in the fun of Girl Scouting—and make a real positive impact on girls.

Is there a screening process?
Yes. To ensure the safety and well-being of our girl members, all volunteers are required to complete a background check prior to becoming involved. All information you provide will be strictly confidential.

What about safety?
Safety is a top priority for Girl Scouts. All activities are supervised, and we provide our volunteers with top-notch training and program resources. We also follow comprehensive safety guidelines tailored to individual activities and girls' ages.

How do I sign up?
Just click "VOLUNTEER NOW" and enter your zip code in the space above and we'll direct you to your local Girl Scout council to get started. If you are interested in a specific position, please leave that position in the notes section. 

Why is volunteering so important?

With the guidance and support of a volunteer, Girl Scouts can go as far as their imaginations will take them—and you can be there, right by their side.

When you volunteer, you will help girls:

  • Discover a world full of fun experiences and new activities
  • Build confidence and make a whole bunch of new friends
  • Explore interests and learn new skills in a safe, all-girl environment

You'll not only be the role model who gets to show her something new, you’ll also get to share in all those memorable moments.

Check out what caregivers and volunteers have to say about volunteering with Girl Scouts:

  • Ninety-five percent of volunteers say they make girls’ lives better at Girl Scouts (and that makes them happy).
  • Eighty-eight percent of Girl Scout volunteers say their volunteer experience with us makes their life better.
  • Two-thirds of volunteers say Girl Scouts has helped them professionally.
What our volunteers have to say.

Need to know more? Check out different ways to volunteer, see what girls do at Girl Scouts, or find out how to sign up the girl in your life.