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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.

Volunteer with Your Troop or Service Unit
Be the troop leader who supports her through her Girl Scout experience, and the one that watches her smile get bigger as she grows more confident.   Work with a Troop Product Manager during cookie season to help prepare and work with girls to reach their troop cookie goals. Or work with other adults to provide the kind of behind-the-scenes support that makes it possible for her to make amazing new memories at Girl Scouts.

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.

  • October 24, 25
  • November 7, 8, 21, 22
  • December 5, 6
  • 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

Quad Cities
Help facilitate Outreach Girl Scout programs for girls in K-3 ad 4-8 grades.  Most programs are after school hours of 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm.  There are some lunch/study hall programs during the day between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Rock Island, Waterloo
Works with community partners to design and 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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Facility/Camp Maintenance Assistant

The Facility Maintenance Assistant provides support to camp facilities; providing mowing and trimming, routine maintenance and cleaning activities. This is a part-time position, hours will vary depending on the time of year with more hours during the Spring/Summer months.

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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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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 24, 2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Camp Liberty.
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

Harry Potter STEM Challenge-Camp Little Cloud

Harry Potter STEM Challenge-Camp L-Kee-Ta

LEGO STEM Challenge-Cedar Rapids

LEGO STEM Challenge-Muscatine

LEGO STEM Challenge-Mt. Pleasant

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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e-Learning Training Assistant

Work in training and development, including helping with staff and volunteer training, developing online learning and research methods to track online learning.

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Donor Relations Coordinator

Part-time.  Performs diversified gift processing/acknowledgement, event coordination/registration data management/reporting as well as various administrative duties in direct relation to the support of development officers within the Council.

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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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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
Time:   6:00 -7:30 pm
   October 7, 21
   November 4, 18
   December 2, 16
   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
   October 1, 15
   November 5, 19
   December 3
   January 7, 21
   February 4, 18
   March 3, 17
   April 7 

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Troop Leaders

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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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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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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Volunteer Engagement Intern

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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Human Resources Intern

Write job descriptions, post positions, applicant tracking, complete references, background and driving record check, onboard new employees in HRIS System.  Audit HR processes, procedures and file, assist with benefits and bills and filing.

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Program Assistant Intern

Cedar Rapids
Work with Daisy Support Team to plan and facilitate Daisy age (Kindergarten/1st grade) appropriate programming.  Flexible schedule, 10-15 hours per week, may require some local travel.

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
Assist with the planning and delivery of fall and spring after-school sessions within the PIECES program.

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