VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES MARCH 2013
Want to make a difference in a girl's life? Join together with colleagues or friends and help out at Girl Scouts. Or, volunteer on your own and meet new people! For more information or to apply for these volunteer positions, please contact Kim Lambert-Serna at 978-701-6361 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, please call
1-888-9-GIRL-SCOUT or visit www.girlscoutseasternmass.org/volunteer.
Boston Marathon Water Stop Volunteers
We're looking for Girl Scouts to support our Boston Marathon team! We need girls and adults to staff two water stop stations during our longest training run on Saturday, March 23. Also, on Marathon Monday (April 15), Girl Scouts are encouraged to come out and cheer on our runners along the course. For more information, please contact Dara Dalmata.
Fund Development needs a detail-orientated volunteer to enter data into our Razor's Edge database. Most of the work is not time specific and can be completed during regular business hours in our Boston office. Previous data entry experience is helpful, but attention to detail is key. This position requires a CORI background check.
Are you a professional or talented amateur photographer willing to donate your time and skills? Volunteer photographers are needed to visit our camps across eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire this summer to take high quality photos depicting camp activities such as swimming, kayaking, arts and crafts, archery, horseback riding, and campfire cooking. The photos you take will be used with credit but without usage fee in GSEM marketing materials.
Girl Scout Series Volunteer
Make the world a better place in just 8 weeks! Training and curriculum will be supplied free of charge. Volunteers must become registered members of Girl Scouts and submit to a CORI background check.
Boston - Allston, Wednesdays
An 8-week Girl Scout Series will meet weekly at the Honan-Allston Branch library on Wednesdays beginning in March. The girls need one more fun and organized adult volunteer to lead them on their Girl Scout Journey, working on badges, advancing their leadership skills and enjoying what special talents you have to share with them.
Boston - Hyde Park, Thursdays 3-4:30pm
The Daisy Girl Scouts at Boston Teacher's Union School would like their 10-week Series to meet weekly on Thursdays beginning March 14. The girls need one more fun and organized adult volunteer to lead them on their Girl Scout Journey, working on badges, advancing their leadership skills and enjoying what special talents you have to share with them.
Boston - Roxbury, Thursdays 3:45-4:45pm
The Daisy Girl Scouts (grades K-1) at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School need a team of at least two adult volunteers to lead them on their Girl Scout Journey through the Daisy Flower Garden, learning the Girl Scout Promise and Law. The girls would like to meet weekly to earn badges, play games and have a great time.
Milton, Randolph, Weymouth, Franklin, Marlboro, 3-6pm
Make a difference that lasts a lifetime. GSEM is recruiting youth leaders (18+) to work with girls in grades K-5 or 6-12 for 6 to 8 weeks. We provide curriculum, training and support--you bring your enthusiasm! You will be working with a group of 10-15 girls of similar age for a couple hours a week beginning in mid-March. View the curriculum.
Girl Scout Troop Volunteers
There are always opportunities throughout our council to become a troop volunteer. Some of these opportunities are highlighted below. If you don't see anything where you live or work, give us a call and we will help you start your own troop or series. Training and curriculum will be supplied free of charge. Volunteers must become registered members of Girl Scouts and submit to a CORI background check.
Boston - Chinatown, Wednesdays 3:45-4:45pm
The Brownie Girl Scouts (grades 2-3) at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center need a team of at least two adult volunteers to lead the girls on their Girl Scout Journey. The girls would like to meet weekly to earn badges, play games and have a great time.
Boston - Dorchester, Tuesdays 3:30-5pm
A Daisy Girl Scout (grades K-1) troop at the Mather School is looking for a team of 2-3 volunteers to assist with their weekly Tuesday meetings. Help girls develop leadership skills through games, activities and badge work.
Boston - Dorchester, Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm
A troop of Girl Scout Cadettes (grades 6-8) at Frederick Middle School is looking for a team of at least two volunteers to assist with their weekly Thursday meetings. Help girls develop leadership skills through games, activities, anti-bullying skills and badge work.
Boston - Dorchester, Thursdays 6-7pm
A troop of 2nd-5th grade Girl Scouts at the Codman Square Library is looking for a team of at least two volunteers to assist with their weekly Thursday meetings. Help girls develop leadership skills through games, activities and badge work.
Boston - Roxbury, Mondays 2:30-3:30pm
The Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts (grades K-1 and 2-3) at St. Patrick's School need two fun and organized adult volunteers to lead their combined troop. The girls would like to work on badges, sing songs and see what special talents you have to share with them.
Lawrence, Wednesdays (various times)
The administration at the Oliver School has invited GSEM into their school day program. Troops will meet in their classroom for one hour each at 5 different times during the school day. Each troop will need a team of at least two volunteers to guide the girls through leadership activities, crafts and games. A volunteer could guide one troop or more.
Girl Scout Volunteer Service Unit Positions
Marblehead, Salem, Wenham/Hamilton, Avon/Holbrook, Brockton, Halifax/Plympton, Mansfield, Needham, Scituate, Pembroke, Methuen
If you would like to make a valuable contribution to your community while making new friends, join us at GSEM! Not all the positions below require working directly with girls, and most are available in the towns highlighted. If you don't see your town, call us and we will let you know which positions are available where you live or work. Volunteers must become registered members of Girl Scouts and submit to a CORI background check. Please call our offices for more detailed information.
Service Unit Coordinator
We are looking for adults with leadership and/or Girl Scout experience in the communities listed above. The service unit coordinator will work closely with the local Girl Scout council office to recruit and support service team members, facilitate regular meetings for volunteers and act as the face of Girl Scouts in the community. An understanding of the school system would be helpful. Training and organizational resources will be provided, and you will work directly with troop volunteers in the community. This position does not require working with girls and can be successfully shared between two volunteers.
Are you an organized adult with excellent interpersonal, phone and email skills? Help us organize a town full of Girl Scouts into troops. This volunteer would help recruit new leaders and girls within a school or an entire service unit/town. Training and organizational resources will be provided, and you will work directly with troop volunteers in the community. This position does not require working with girls.
The volunteer secretary handles service unit/team correspondence and is responsible for taking service team/unit meeting minutes. The secetary will also send notices of service unit and service team meetings and the service unit newsletter, if applicable. One-year term.
Provide encouragement, support and ideas to troop/group volunteers. Ideally, the coach will have been a troop/group leader or volunteer familiar with the Girl Scout program. Troop/group coaches may serve at each grade level, by school, or service unit-wide. One-year term.
The event coordinator supervises the timely and effective implementation of service unit events, including securing event chairpersons, providing guidance and checking on progress as needed. One-year term.
Promote nominations for local, council and national volunteer awards. The recognitions coordinator encourages cooperation to ensure all volunteers are thanked for their time and commitment while outstanding volunteers are nominated in a timely manner for higher-level recognitions.
Service Unit Cookie Manager
Manage the Cookie Program within the service unit. Provide training and ongoing support to troop cookie managers, submit service unit order, distribute cookies to troops and reconcile accounts. One-year term.
Service Unit Fall Product Manager
Manage the Fall Product Program within the service unit. Provide training and ongoing support to troop fall product managers, submit service unit order, distribute fall product to troops and reconcile accounts. One-year term.
Girl Scout Registrar
Help behind-the-scenes as the Girl Scout registrar in one of the towns listed above. Work closely with the local Girl Scout council office, collecting and filing new member paperwork and distributing patches and other information to troops. This position does not require working with girls. All training will be provided free of charge.
Thank you to Newtonville Camera for nominating GSEM for the Cares4Kids program.