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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming.  There are several ways for you to get involved, simply by matching your expertise, skills, interests, and life experiences to the opportunities available.

 Think it’s a full year commitment? Think again. Schedule tight? No problem. There are endless, flexible ways to participate.

Volunteer Pathway Opportunities

CAMP: Unplug from your everyday demands and explore the great outdoors with a group of like-minded girls. Share your passion and unique talents with tomorrow’s outdoor enthusiasts.
EVENTS: Have high energy but limited availability? Choose your favorite topics, and help girls unleash their potential. During half- to three-day events, you’ll interact with girls, excite their passions, and help them become their best selves.
SERIES: Have a particular skill or talent? Looking for a chance to work with girls without a long-term commitment? Then come share your passion with a focused group of girls who can’t wait to learn your skill or pursue your area of interest.
TRAVEL: Expand girls’ horizons. Explore the world—or at least your corner of it—with a group of girls who need your help planning a trip, earning money, and preparing themselves for the adventures of travel.
TROOPS: Want to participate in exciting activities, throughout the school year, with a small group of girls? You’ll share so much as the girls in your troop earn awards and badges, go on field trips, and learn from community leaders and experts on issues important to your community.
VIRTUAL: Enjoy mentoring girls in an online environment. The magic of the Internet will link you with girls who immerse themselves in leadership activities, earn badges, and enjoy the virtual—but very real—friendships that blossom.

Troop Leader

Summary: The Troop Leader has the enthusiasm and ability to generate girls’ interests and curiosities about the ways they can discover themselves, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). The nature of this position requires the individual to provide direct service to girls, helping them to develop their leadership skills on an individual or group basis.

Term of appointment: The Troop Leader is appointed for a 1 yr term that is renewable upon completion of evaluation processes. This position requires an average of 7-10 hrs/month.

Supervision: The Troop Leader reports to the Service Unit Manager.

Support: The Troop Leader receives support, guidance, and encouragement from the Service Unit Manager and Council Staff. She or he has access to relevant learning opportunities and materials that prepare for and support this role.

Responsibilities:    

  • Ensure that the program offered aligns to the GSLE by utilizing Journey books and The Girls’ Guide toGirl Scoutingcustomized with additional local experiences.
  • Serve as a positive example for girls by modeling positive attributes such as reliability, respect for others, inclusiveness, and a positive attitude.
  • Organize fun, interactive, girl-led activities that address current issues involving girls’ interests and needs.
  • Communicate effectively and deliver presentations and information to the individual or group.
  • Support and encourage girls in attaining desired goals and awards.
  • Provide guidance and information to the parents or guardians of girls on a regular, ongoing basis through a variety of tools, including e-mail, phone calls, newsletters, and blogs.
  • Ensure troop membership registrations and other paperwork is complete according to Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and GSMW’s policies and procedures.
  • Manage the group funds according to GSUSA and GSMW policies and procedures.
  • Be guided in all actions by the Girl Scout Mission, Promise, and Law.
  • Remain informed about and comply with the most current policies, procedures, and guidelines of GSMW and GSUSA.

Qualifications and core competencies:

  • Girl focus: Empower girls to lead activities, learn by doing, and cooperate with others on current issues that involve their interests and needs, while having fun.
  • Personal integrity: Demonstrate dependability, honesty, and credibility.
  • Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.
  • Oral communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately.
  • Foster diversity: Understand, respect, and embrace differences.
  • Computer skills: Access to e-mail and the internet.
  • Additional requirements:
    • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record (if applicable)
    • Must become a registered member of GSUSA
    • Complete required coursework as assigned and provided by GSMW and GSUSA

Troop Assistant      Summary: The Troop Assistant has the enthusiasm and ability to generate girls’ interests and curiosities about the ways they can discover themselves, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). The nature of this position requires the individual to provide direct service to girls.

Term of appointment: The Troop Assistant is appointed for a 1 year term that is renewable upon completion of evaluation processes. This position requires an average of 5-7 hrs/month.

Supervision: The Troop Assistant reports to the Troop Leader.

Support: The Troop Assistant receives support, guidance, and encouragement from the Troop Leader and other direct-service volunteers. She or he has access to relevant learning opportunities and materials that prepare for and support this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Troop Leader in implementing fun, interactive, girl-led activities to deliver the GSLE to girls by completing tasks as assigned.
  • Ensure that the program offered aligns to the GSLE by utilizing Journey books and The Girl’s Guide toGirl Scouting,customized with additional local experiences.
  • Attend troop meetings and assist with activities.
  • Serve as a positive example for girls by modeling positive attributes such as reliability, respect for others, inclusiveness, and a positive attitude.
  • Support and encourage girls in attaining desired goals and awards.
  • Communicate effectively and deliver presentations and information to the individual or group.
  • Be guided in all actions by the Girl Scout Mission, Promise, and Law.
  • Remain informed about and comply with the most current policies, procedures, and guidelines of GSMW and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA).

Qualifications and core competencies:

  • Girl focus: Empower girls to lead activities, learn by doing, and cooperate with others on current issues that involve their interests and needs, while having fun.
  • Personal integrity: Demonstrate dependability, honesty, and credibility.
  • Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.
  • Oral communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately.
  • Foster diversity: Understand, respect, and embrace differences.
  • Computer skills: Access to e-mail and the Internet.
  • Additional requirements:
    • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record (if applicable)
    • Must become a registered member of GSUSA
    • Complete required coursework as assigned and provided by GSMW and GSUSA
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