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Ways to Volunteer

Every day, our volunteers make it possible for girls to become big thinkers, groundbreakers, and role models who make the world a better place. As a volunteer with Girl Scouts, you will become the role model she will always remember.

Whether you can give a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun.

After-School Programs

Outreach Intern
First-hand experience with at-risk and underprivileged girls between the ages of 5 and 12 while facilitating program at outreach sites.  Provides guidance to volunteers and community partners in the delivery of the Girl Scout program.  Contributes to and implements plans to recruit girls from under-served and low-income areas. Ensures accurate documentation of attendance by participants and helps with registration process. Works with cross-functional teams to develop innovative techniques to ensure on going effective delivery of the recruitment and placement strategies. Performs other duties as assigned. 10-25 hours per week – Waterloo, Dubuque, Rock Island, Cedar Rapids – flexible schedule.
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Program Facilitator
Fall outreach programming will begin in October.  Each program is between 45 miutes and an hour and a half. There are some lunch/study hall programs during the day that would be between 10am and 1pm.  Afterschool programs are available as well between 2:00 and 5:00 pm.  Volunteers will help facilitate outreach programs for girls in K-3 and 4-8 grades. 

Who:     10 volunteers per area
What:    Outreach Facilitators
Where:  Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Dubuque, Waterloo
When:  One time, 6 week series, long term opportunities available

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Outdoor Program

Camp/Outdoor Program Intern
Assist with the development and implementation of outdoor programs for Girls at summer camp.  Supervise campers during one week of summer camp sessions. Summer Intern - June through the first week of August, includes some weekends.  Intern positions available at Camp Liberty near Dixon, IA.
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Outdoor Program Intern
Outdoor Program Intern will assist with the development our outdoor recreational opportunities for girl; research and plan adventure trips throughout eastern Iowa and assist with the planning and implementation of an Outdoor Expo for Girl Scouts. Flexible hours with some weekends.  Intern positions are available in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, and Bettendorf
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G.I.R.L.s of the Wild
G.I.R.L.s of the Wild at Camp Liberty is seeking volunteers who would help lead and facilitate sessions on how to plan a camping event, teaching girls about different types of camping gear, helping them prepare and make a meal, helping teach new camping skills (Leave no Trace, Fire building, Knot tying, etc.)  to help girls earn their camper badge for their age level.

  • Saturday,  November 3, 2018  1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Camp L-Kee-Ta
  • Saturday, March 30, 2019  1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Camp Little Cloud
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019  1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Camp Liberty

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Equestrian Weekend Riding Volunteer
Ten volunteers are needed for our spring weekend riding program beginning in April. Volunteers will receive an orientation to the Camp Liberty Equestrian Center and our weekend riding program. Volunteers will be asked to volunteer at least 4 weekends a year on a Saturday and/or Sunday from 8:00 am. to 5:00 pm. Volunteers will help girls learn about horse care and safety and then help girls mount and ride in an arena and on trails.
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Equestrian Support Volunteer
Seeking volunteers to help with the daily care of horses in the herd at Camp Liberty.  This would include feeding grain following the prescribed feed chart, throwing hay in the pasture, grooming horses, visually and manually checking the horses to ensure their health and wellbeing.  This position could also include working with girls as part of our weekend riding program.  Prefer someone with knowledge and skill providing care to a herd of horses. Volunteer project would begin in late April 2019.
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Property Maintenance Assistant
We are looking for someone to help with some of the basic maintenance around our three camp properties.   This would include, cleaning windows, wiping down surfaces.  Restocking supplies, pulling weeds, sweeping, etc. 

This is an excellent opportunity for one or two people, a family or husband/wife team.   Hours are flexible, two – four hours per week. 

  • Camp Little Cloud, 21700 Girl Scout Rd., Epworth, IA
  • Camp L-Kee-Ta, 7501 200th Ave., Danville, IA
  • Camp Liberty 4415 295th St., New Liberty, IA

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Program Facilitators
Lead outdoor activities at all three camps. Training and certification needed to lead the following activities during the fall, spring, and summer will be provided.

  • Camp L-Kee-Ta (Near Burlington)
    • Lifeguards
    • Archery Instructors
  • Camp Little Cloud (Near Dubuque)
    • Lifeguards
    • Archery Instructors
    • Canoe Instructors
    • Low Ropes Facilitators
  • Camp Liberty (Near the Quad Cities)
    • Equestrian facilitators
    • Lifeguards
    • Archery Instructors
    • Low ropes facilitators
    • Climbing wall facilitators
    • High Ropes Facilitators
    • Waterfront Instructors (canoe, kayak, paddleboards, sailboats)

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Events

Engineer for a Day Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to support girls while they to invent, design, create, build, and program as they work on the Think Like an Engineer journey during this giant journey in a day event.  At the end of the event, girls will get a fun patch.  There are multiple volunteer opportunities available throughout the day for all skillsets.

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018   1:00 – 5:00 pm
    Kirkwood Community College, Hiawatha, Ia.
  • Saturday, January 26, 2018    1:00 – 5:00 pm
    Luther College, Valders Hall of Science, Decorah, Ia. 

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You and Me Winter Wonderland
Volunteers needed to help with various activities at the events for mom and daughter pairs.  Assist with cooking meals, setting up areas, lead stations

  • Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 10:00 am thru Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 10 am. Camp Little Cloud, Epworth, IA.  

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RoboU
Volunteers are needed to support girls while they learn about robotics, practice their engineering skills, and actually build and program robots! Girls will work in their program levels to complete all three Robotics badges for their program level. 

  • Saturday, February 23 2019  1:00 – 5:00 pm
    Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL
  • Saturday, March 16, 2019  1:00 – 5:00 pm
    Camp Little Cloud, Epworth, Ia.  

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Journey the World Volunteers
Join us on April 27, 2019 for Journey the World. Located again this year at Camp Liberty girls will get the opportunity to explore county booths hosted by other girls and program partners, test out their STEM skills in our STEM hub, challenge themselves in our outdoor program area, and enjoy all of our performances throughout the day. Volunteers are needed for First Aid, unloading/loading cars with troops and partners, and providing general assistance to attendees.  
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One Tough Cookie Volunteers
Volunteers Needed:   We need a lot of help covering our 3+ mile mud run.  We have volunteer opportunities to fit your skills - registration, hydration stations, packet pick-up, course helpers.  Set-up opportunities also available on Friday, May 31st. 

Who:        100 volunteers needed
What:       3+ mile mud run
Where:     Camp Liberty
                 4415 295th St., New Liberty, Iowa
When:      Saturday, June 1, 2019
                 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
                 multiple shifts available
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Office & Shop

Office Assistant
Support council staff by helping with general office needs or specific department needs. Let us know your expertise and we can help you find a department to assist. Volunteer and Internship opportunities available.
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Human Resources Assistant
We are looking for individuals to assist with general HR duties such as reference checks, filing, and audits.   We are also looking for volunteers that are experienced trainers willing to provide or assist with delivery of staff training sessions.
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Business Operations Assistant
Call customers to follow up on missing data information or questions on data provided.  Assist with data entry of paper registrations. Detail oriented person interested in working with computers and data.
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Archive Volunteers
Volunteers needed to sort, catalog, and organize Girl Scout council historical achives collection (textiles, print photos, memorabilia).
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Outcomes Support Assistant
Volunteers needed to enter responses from paper outcomes surveys into computer system. Hours are flexible.. The volunteer could work out of any of the Leadership Centers.
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Troops

Troop Leader                              
Mentor a group of girls and lead them through the Girl Scout program. Troop leaders will work with parents of girls in the troop to pull everyone together and create fun monthly and bi-monthly meetings.
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Troop Volunteers                          
Help with troop activities that fit their interest, availability, and skills. Troop volunteers can assist with driving, activity planning, snacks, money management, or other tasks necessary to have a successful year in Girl Scouts.
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Council Cookie Cupboard Coordinator
Looking for a volunteer to help coordinate and secure locations for the Girl Scout cookie booth sales. Must have the ability to make phone calls and confirm locations across 38 county area.  Many of these calls are confirmation calls but may require some cold calls. Short team opportunity – November and December – hours are flexible.
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Troop Product Managers                                     
Makes sure the troop is organization during the Fall Sale and Cookie Sale Programs. Troop product managers will organize plans for selling products, manage inventory and money, and help girls develop financial literacy skills through these programs.
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Troop Communication Managers                                     
Keeps the troop connected through email, text, and social media.
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Service Unit Volunteers                                
Mentor other volunteers working with Girl Scouts. Service Units are groups of local troops that work together to provide resources and programs for girls.
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Internships

Outreach Intern
First-hand experience with at-risk and underprivileged girls between the ages of 5 and 12 while facilitating program at outreach sites.  Provides guidance to volunteers and community partners in the delivery of the Girl Scout program.  Contributes to and implements plans to recruit girls from under-served and low-income areas. Ensures accurate documentation of attendance by participants and helps with registration process. Works with cross-functional teams to develop innovative techniques to ensure on going effective delivery of the recruitment and placement strategies. Performs other duties as assigned. 10-25 hours per week – Waterloo, Dubuque, Rock Island, Cedar Rapids – flexible schedule.
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Girl Experience Intern
Gain hands on experience with planning and implementing youth STEM events for girls Kindergarten through 12 grade.  Interns help with finding activities that support STEM programing, the development of events, testing activities, preparing information and supplies for facilitators.
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Human Resource Intern
Working on your Human Resource degree? Gain practical experience assisting with a wide range of Human Resources activities such as employment verifications, references checks, HR audits, writing procedures/job descriptions, and processing benefits.
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Historian / Archival Intern
Assist with the sorting, organizing and cataloging Girl Scout historical archive collection including uniforms, patches, books, files, photos, magazines and other material.  May assist with updating online photo archive via Flickr. Flexible hours Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.  Intern position is available in Rock Island.
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Fund Development Intern
Development Interns gain first-hand experience with a variety of fund raising tasks. Opportunities to assist with grant writing, securing gift in kind requests, gift acknowledgements, donor tracking, reports and generating social media content to promote fund raising events. 10-20 hours per week / flexible schedules.  Intern position is available in Bettendorf.
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Marketing Communications Intern
Gain hands experience in a variety of marketing duties. The Marketing Intern will assist with writing press releases and copy for web material and email; creating marketing plans for special events, help manager social media accounts and could potentially create marketing videos or design graphics for web and print material. Flexible hours 10-50 hours per week.  Intern position is available in Bettendorf.
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Outdoor Program Intern
Outdoor Program Intern will assist with the development our outdoor recreational opportunities for girl; research and plan adventure trips throughout eastern Iowa and assist with the planning and implementation of an Outdoor Expo for Girl Scouts. Flexible hours with some weekends.  Intern positions are available in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, and Bettendorf
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Camp/Outdoor Program Intern
Assist with the development and implementation of outdoor programs for Girls at summer camp.  Supervise campers during one week of summer camp sessions. Summer Intern - June through the first week of August, includes some weekends.  Intern positions available at Camp Liberty near Dixon, IA.
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Outcomes Evaluation Intern
The Outcomes Evaluation Intern assists with the replication and input of paper evaluations surveys from girls into an online reporting system.  Assists with the facilitation of interactive refection activities to collect evaluation information from girls at program sites. Flexible hours Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Some travel required. Intern position is available in Bettendorf or Cedar Rapids.
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