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Volunteer Training

Adult learning opportunities are loaded with information to help you succeed in your volunteer position. And they are fun, convenient and a great way to network with other volunteers.

But before you start your training, make sure you've:

Review the  Getting Started Checklist

 Register as a Girl Scout Volunteer

 Submit your Background Check

Once you're ready, go ahead and get started!

Volunteer Basics Training

For all new volunteers, we value your time and know that providing great learning resources is a key component to your happiness and your success in Girl Scouts.

The Volunteer Basics training provides you with useful information regarding Girl Scouts including; insight on our organization – including our mission and goals; Girl Scout programming and how this is what drives us as the preeminent organization in girl leadership; Girl Scout Volunteer Safety. 

  Training Completion Time
Part 1   About Girl Scouts
12 minutes
Part 2    G.I.R.L. Champion 10 minutes
Part 3    Volunteer Safety 15 minutes
Troop Leadership Orientation

For volunteers interested in engaging in a troop leadership role with Girl Scouts must complete the Troop Leadership Orientation.

This five part orientation will walk you through the information you need to know as a new Troop Leadership Volunteer! From troop banking and working with parents, to conducting your troop meeting, and so much more – you will have the tools needed to start your troop off on the right foot!

Each segment of the orientation is independent from each other; this allows you the opportunity to move through the training at whatever pace you are comfortable with!


Follow the steps detailed below to get started!

STEP 1: Set up meeting with your Volunteer Support Manager

STEP 2: Get the link for your Troop Leadership Orientation Training

STEP 3: Complete the training and submit to council

STEP 4: Contact your Volunteer Support Manager with any questions

Additional Volunteer Training Opportunities

Search for trainings in the Events Calendar. Training opportunities include webinars, phone calls and face-to-face opportunities. 

Review all the training opportunities and tools available at the Girl Scouts University.

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Just getting started as a new troop volunteer? 
You can also watch this fun online Girl Scouts
orientation at Girl Scouting 101.
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Service Unit Trainings
 Short & Snappy Trainings

These quick activities can be done at Service Unit Meetings to help volunteers get additional information on a variety of topics. Anyone who’s interested in the topic can lead one – give it a try!

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NOTE: These trainings are constantly being updated, so check back often to see what’s new. Afterward, please let us know how it went – we love your feedback!