Join as a Volunteer
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois relies on nearly
4,000 dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers like you to lead our troops,
help at camp, teach workshops, and more. We just couldn’t do it
As a volunteer, you’ll introduce girls to new experiences that show
them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined. They’ll each
find their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™
You’ll be their cheerleader, guide, and mentor, helping them develop
essential life skills and confidence that will last a lifetime.
Imagine the excitement, the impact, the memories made—those are the
moments you’ll share at Girl Scouts.
How to Join Girl Scouts as a Volunteer
Register as a
volunteer. Whether you are a new volunteer or are just adding a
new role, begin the process here. We will first need
some basic information to get you set up in our system.
Select a role. You can browse
the volunteer opportunities in your area, or volunteer for a
particular troop. Not sure which role is right for you? Learn more
about our most common roles and ways
to volunteer. If you are still hesitant to select a specific
role, please select "Unsure" during the sign-up process
and a member of our team will help you find the perfect fit.
Become a member. Next, you will
provide us with additional details about yourself, as well as pay
the national membership fee. This fee helps support the national
Girl Scouts organization, covers you under our liability insurance,
and supports the research and program development our local council
Complete a background
check. Because our volunteers work directly with youth,
completion of a background check is required. This will take a few
days to process.
Complete your training and orientation.
Looking for training
opportunities and resources that will help set you up for success?
Check out our volunteer resources.