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Become a Volunteer

Girl Scouts empowers girls everywhere to stand up and make a difference. By nurturing innovation and developing leadership skills, volunteers prepare girls to overcome challenges and advocate for their ideas. With an emphasis on self-discovery, character building, and community impact, Girl Scouts helps girls become a powerful force for good in the world.



Serving as a Troop Leader is a commitment to helping girls grow in courage, confidence, and character! Troop Leaders connect girls with opportunities to develop their skills and challenge them to think creatively about how they can make the world a better place. With the help of a co-leader, Troop Leaders will organize Troop meetings 1-2 times per month for 60-90 minutes.

Our research shows that girls need to shape their own paths to develop leadership skills. Because of this, we have a digital resource, the Volunteer Toolkit, to guide Troop Leaders through organizing meetings and accomplishing badges and journeys. Plus, every Troop Leader has a team of council staff members and other volunteers to provide guidance and share resources.

Ready to get started? Here's how:

  1. Register as a Volunteer and receive your Troop Number
  2. Complete Your New Leader Training
  3. Spread the Word and Recruit Girls and Volunteers
  4. Get Ready for Your First Troop Meeting
  5. Explore Our Resources and Join Our Community

No matter where or how you volunteer, you’ll make a difference in the lives of girls.

Troops

Dubuque 6th-8th grade Troop Leader

Be the role model for our girls today.  Partner up with a friend or let us partner you up with another great role model to give 6th-8th grade girls the experience of a lifetime.  Meetings happen on your schedule and we have training, online resources and staff suppoer to ensure you have an amazing experience.  Give girls a lilfetime lasting experiencce through volunteering for one of our flexible timeframes – you pick!

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Neighborhood Troop Facilitator

These troops are established to give girls an opportunity to have a Girl Scout experience while waiting for a troop to get organized.  Volunteers are needed to assist staff with delivering programs. 

Rock Island Program Center, 2011 2nd Ave., Rock Island
Tme:   6:00 -7:30 pm
January 6, 20, February 3, March 2, 16 , April 6

Aledo , First United Methodist Church, 301 N. College Ave., Activity Room
Time:  5:30 – 7:00 pm
January 7, 21, February 4, 18 , March 3, 17, April 7

Hiawatha/Nixon Elementary
(alternates between Hiawatha Elementary library (603 Emmons St.) & Nixon Elementary cafeteria (200 Nixon Dr.)
Time 6:00 – 7:00
February 6, April 2 – Nixon Elem.
March 5, May 7  – Hiawatha Elem.

Alexander/Grant Wood Elementary
Alternates between Grant Wood Comm. Rd. (1930 Lakeside Dr., Iowa City) & Alexander Elem. (3571 Sycamore St., Iowa City)
Time 6:00 – 7:00
January 16, April 16 – Alexander Elem.
February 20, May 21 – Grant Wood Elem.

Hoover Elementary (1355 Barrington Rd., Iowa City, Commons Area)
Time 6:00 – 7:00
January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14

Liberty High School (1400 Dubuque St. NE, North Liberty, Rm. H202)
Time 6:00 -7:00
January 6, February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4

West High School (2901 Melrose Ave., Iowa City, cafeteria)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00
January 13, February 10, March 9, April 13, May 11

Marion Troop (Marion Christian Church, 1050 McGowan Blvd., Marion)
Time:  6:00 – 7:00
January 20, February 17, March 16, April 20, May 18

Jefferson High School (1243 20th St. SW, Cedar Rapids Library)
Time:  5:30 – 6:30
January 7, February 4, March 3, April 7, May 5

Washington High School (2205 Forrest Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids, library)
Time 6:00 – 7:00
January 14, February 11, March 10, April 14, May 12

Kennedy High School (4545 Wenig Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids, Classroom 51)
Time 6:00 – 7:00
January 21, February 18, March 17, April 21, May 19

Cadette (6th – 8th grade) Neighborhood Troop, North Liberty Rec Center, 520 W. Cherry St., North Liberty)
Time: 9:30-10:30
January 11, February 8, March 14, April 11, May 9

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Troop Leaders

Be the role model for our girls today.  Partner up with a friend or let us partner you up with another great role model to give girls the experience of a lifetime.  Meetings happen on your schedule and we have training, online resources and staff suppoer to ensure you have an amazing experience.  Give girls a lilfetime lasting experiencce through volunteering for one of our flexible timeframes – you pick!

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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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After-School Programs

LEAD Program Facilitator

Rock Island
These programs happen during the school day where girls are bused to our Program Center for program based on the needs of the school.   Volunteers would work with a staff person delivering program to girls from 12:00-2:15.

Rock Island Program Center, 2011 2nd Ave, Rock Island.

  • January 10, 16, 24, 30
  • February 7, 13, 21, 27
  • April 3, 9, 17, 23
  • May 1, 7, 15, 21

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Outreach Program Facilitator

(Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Rock Island, Waterloo)

Responsible for delivering the Girl Scout program to underserved and at-risk girls in grades K-3 and 4-8.  Works with community partners to deliver Girl Scout curriculum to meet the interest and needs of the girls.

Position is flexible, 5-15 hours per week with availability ranging between 10:30 am – 5:30 pm.

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Outdoor Program

Resident Camp Choice Presenters

Camp Choice time volunteers needed between June 15 to end of July.  We are looking for volunteers to design and implement a 1 hour session for girls on topics/skills they are passionate about.  Love to Dance?  Lead a dance session, love to knit, teach girls your hobby. Passionate about politics and leadership, share it with a group of girls as a guest presenter.  This can be done any weekday morning during camp.

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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.

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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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Equestrian/Camp Maintenance Assistant

The Camp Maintenance Assistant provides support to Camp Liberty facilities; maintains the camps equestrian facility and daily care of horses.  This position may also assist with other camp maintenance needs such as moving, trimming, and general up keep of camp grounds.

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Outdoor Program Facilitator

Camp Liberty (formally Camp Conestoga) 245 beautiful acres in New Liberty, Iowa – just 20 minutes outside the Quad Cities, is in need of volunteers to lead activities.  We can help provide the training and certification needed to lead the following activities during the fall, spring and summer.

Camp Liberty (New Liberty, IA)

  • 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

One Tough Cookie Volunteers

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, June 5th. 

Who:        100 volunteers needed
What:       3+ mile mud run
Where:     Camp Liberty
                 4415 295th St., New Liberty, Iowa
When:      Saturday, June 6, 2020
                 8:30 am – 12:30 pm – Race Volunteers
                 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm – Post Race Volunteers
                 multiple shifts available

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Family Halloweekend

October 26, 2020 Camp Liberty  10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Family Halloweekend is a fun, family event open to the public at Camp Liberty. Participants will have the opportunity to try different challenge activities such as zip lining, climbing wall, canoeing, and archery. They will also be able to “tent-n-treat” at our outdoor tent units, chuck pumpkins, make a caramel apple at our DIY caramel apple bar, enjoy a hay rack ride, and much more.

Volunteer opportunities that day:

  • sell tickets
  • work the caramel apple bar
  • work the concession stand
  • cover registration
  • help set up the haunted trail
  • help clean up after the event

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Harry Potter STEM Challenge Volunteers

Have you ever dreamed of becoming part of the Wizarding World? Here's your chance! Come help give girls the opportunity to try their hand at Charms, Potions, and Herbology while putting those skills to the test in some magical detective work.  Check out the locations, dates and times and sign-up.

Harry Potter STEM Challenge-Decorah

Office & Shop

Cookie Cupboard Volunteer

Cedar Rapids, Bettendorf, West Burlington, Dubuque, Waterloo
The job would be lifting boxes of cookies, helping volunteers load cookies into cars, and counting and sorting orders, and writing receipts.  There may be some down time in between volunteers visiting the cookie cupboard. We need volunteers at the following times between February 12- March 23, 2020

  • Mondays 9-3
  • Thursdays 9-5 
  • Fridays 9-5

Anytime within these hours would be helpful – please let us know what works for you.

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Office Assistant

Cedar Rapids, Bettendorf, West Burlington, Dubuque, Waterloo
Come into our Girl Scout office and help to support our amazing Girl Scout staff.  Multiple skill sets and personalities are welcomed.  Explore our Girl Scout store, assist with data entry, support programs, volunteer to be on a planning committee or at one of our council properties.

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Archive Volunteers

Volunteers needed to sort, catalog, and organize Girl Scout council historical achives collection (textiles, print photos, memorabilia).

Who:     1 – 3 volunteers
What:    Archive Volunteer
Where:  Rock Island Program Center
              2011 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL
When:  Time and date are flexible and will be determined by the volunteer.

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Internships

Outreach Intern

(Waterloo, Rock Island, Cedar Rapids)

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 – flexible schedule

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Volunteer Engagement Intern

(Available at any of the following Leadership Centers - West Burlington, Bettendorf, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo)  Manage the volunteer intake process, interview and place potential volunteers, onboard non-traditional volunteers and track volunteers.  Post opportunities on multiple sites.

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Program Assistant Intern

(Waterloo)
Assist in the development and implementation of life skills programs in support of the mission of girl Scouts.  Develop and implement Program on Demand and create social media content for Girl Scout leaders.

Flexible hours, 10-15 per week.

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After-School Program Intern

(West Burlington)
The after-school program intern will work with their intern supervisor for the spring session to create long-term plans for troop structure and meetings for multiple starter troops of girls in the Burlington PIECES after-school program. They will also lead and co-lead troop meetings once a week.   Looking to fill spring semester.  Days of week can be flexible when planning, however, dates and times for troop meetings are set.

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Event Coordinator Intern

The event coordinator will assist with all of the special events at our Camp Liberty location: weddings, corporate events/retreats, and educational groups. Gain experience that will drive your professional career.

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Outdoor Program Intern (Camp Liberty & Dubuque)

The Outdoor Program Intern will work within a team to develop curriculum, kits, and training for Girl Scouts summer camp.

  • Internship Term (i.e. Summer, Spring, Fall): Fall/Winter/Spring
  • Majors Preferred: Education, Youth and Leisure Services, RPTA

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Program Intern

Do you believe in the empowerment of girls? The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa Western Illinois has a Program Internship position in Dubuque with our Girl Experience team assisting with the development and implementation of programs and events that build girls of courage, confidence, and character of girls K-12 grade.  

Majors Preferred: Education, Psychology, Sociology, Environmental/Outdoor studies.

Potential Projects and Experiences:

Assist with neighborhood troops
Assist with the planning and implementation of activities for troop meetings
Design lesson plans for summer camp

Hours and Days week: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Candidate has the flexibility to work in the office and/or remotely. Additional hours after 5 p.m. may be required.

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