Volunteer Opportunities

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 Descriptions

Current and Specific Needs

Online Volunteer Application

Trainings & Events


 

Volunteer Position Descriptions  

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.

 

Current and Specific Needs 

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: The Council Trainer provides learning opportunities to adult volunteers to broaden their understanding of the Girl Scout program and to increase the skills and knowledge needed to carry out their volunteer positions with competence and satisfaction.

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.

Gold Award Advisor: As a Gold Award Advisor, you will encourage our Girl Scouts to impact their communities on local, state, federal and even international levels.  We greatly appreciate your efforts to guide them through a process where they may encounter, roadblocks, setbacks, or adversity, yet show them how to rise above those challenges to achieve success.

FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Coach:  We are looking for adults who enjoy working with girls on an ongoing basis to serve as a FLL Mentor/Coaches to girls in grades 4-8.  FLL is a global program created to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-founded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.  Our FLL teams set their own practice sessions, build, test, and program a robot to solve a set of missions on an obstacle course.   Coaches and teams help each other by using FLL’s core values during friendly competition.  No experience is necessary - only a willingness to learn and guide! 

 

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.