Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa is always looking for volunteers who are committed to our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
There are endless, flexible ways to participate as a volunteer. You can work directly with girls or indirectly by supporting the adults who do.
Questions about our opportunities? Email us!
|Volunteer Position||Title Description of Position|
|Community Champion||Support community development through relationship building, meeting with potential community partners and actively promoting adult involvement in Girl Scouting. May have more than one Community Champion in a Service Unit|
|Service Unit Manager||Coordinates meetings and facilitates decision-making for the volunteer team in the Service Unit.|
|Event Coordinator||Coordinates volunteers for high quality events for girls in the community.|
|Fall Program Product Chair||Coordinates all aspects of Fall Product Program within the Service Unit ensuring that girls have opportunity to reach their sales and educational goals.|
|Cookie Program Product Chair||Coordinates all aspects of Cookie Program within the community ensuring that girls have the opportunity to reach their sales and educational goals.|
|Delegate||Represents a Service Unit in the council democratic process. Participates in delegate forums and votes at the Annual Meeting.|
|Troop Leader/Co-Leader||Plans and delivers a variety of grade appropriate, girl-led, fun activities addressing relevant girl interests and needs following the Girl Scout Leadership Experience guide.|
|Adult Leadership Enhancement (ALE) Trainer||Provides ongoing training opportunities for adult volunteers using provided curriculum to ensure confidence in fulfilling their positions.|
|Leader Mentor||Provides assistance and encouragement to first year volunteers with emphasis on Troop Leaders and ongoing support to experienced volunteers.|
|Service Unit Secretary||Maintains up-to-date and accurate records and minutes for the Service Unit and disseminates materials as needed.|
|Organizer/Recruiter||Works with schools in the community to develop relationships, promotes Girl Scouts, and provides ongoing support ensuring all girls are given the opportunity to participate.|
Power Up Volunteers: Power Up is the new program being used by Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, written by a Girl Scout Council, to address relational aggression (bullying.) It focuses on encouraging the 85% of girls who are bystanders to bullying behavior to stand up and defend targets and make their world a better place. We are looking for volunteer partners to facilitate these events for girls. As a volunteer, you can assist at the Power Up workshops or be the lead facilitator. Key skills are reliability; experience with the developmental stages of the girls and how to deal with them; discretion with confidential and controversial conversations; and empathy. Please contact a Programming Manager in Des Moines or your local Programming Manager to get started!
B.I.G. (Believe in Girls): We are looking for volunteers for our B.I.G. event for 2013. Are you interested in helping plan it? Volunteer at it? Be a vendor at it? Let us know!
Community Chair: Works with local volunteers to ensure the delivery of program to girls and support to volunteers in their area. Recruits and manages a community team to help carry out the functions of the community. Assists with and recruits adult volunteers to provide the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls in the area.
Council Trainers: This session will provide you with the information necessary to facilitate Council sponsored learning sessions for Leaders/Co-Leaders.
Troop Leader/Co-Leader: Works directly with girls helping them to develop their leadership skills on an individual or a group basis. The Leader/Co-leader will possess the enthusiasm and ability to generate girls’ interests and curiosities about the ways that they can discover themselves, connect with others and take action to make the world a better place through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
For more information about these areas, to volunteer, or to request information about how you would like to volunteer, please email us your inquiry, or fill out our Volunteer Interest Form and a member of our Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa staff will get back to you.