Local Girl Scouts Need Adult Volunteers
October 7, 2011
Looking for a way to give back to your community, but not sure how to do it? Are you skilled in engineering, financial matters, athletics, cooking, or other activities?
If so, area girls want to meet you! Many girls in grades K-12 are eager to join Girl Scouts of Connecticut and are ready to meet new volunteers to take them through exciting adventures! Caring adult volunteers are needed to make Girl Scouting possible for all girls. If more adult volunteers are able to give some of their time, more girls will be able to participate in many exciting Girl Scout programs. Plus, volunteering can be tailored to your skill set and to as much time as you are able to give. A month, a day, an hour – any time can make a difference in a young girl’s life! After all, it only takes a little time to do a lot of good.
This year is also especially exciting as we celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting. In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts, and in 2012, we plan to celebrate with a multitude of fun activities for girls and volunteers alike.
To volunteer, you must be at least 18 years of age or older, be a positive role model, have a flexible attitude and sense of humor, and you must become a member of the Girl Scouts for only $12 per year. Support and guidance for all adult volunteers is provided by Girl Scouts of Connecticut. Girl Scout Council staff and experienced volunteers provide accessible, practical courses that make every volunteer’s time and efforts more efficient and successful. Volunteers are trained to guide girls in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which enables girls to discover new things about themselves and others, connect with new friends and learn about other cultures and places, and to take action by finding ways to make their community or the world a better place. It is a rewarding program that creates new experiences and new friendships to both girls and adults.
In addition, instruction methods are tailored towards specific volunteers’ needs. Being a volunteer opens up exciting training opportunities including limited online and self-study courses. There are also all-day seminars such as the Leaders’ Fall Faire at Kennedy High School in Waterbury on Saturday, October 15. These sessions offer a full day of training and connection with other volunteers to help serve our girls better. Other sessions are scheduled throughout the year.
For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact the Membership Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Girl Scouts of Connecticut, please visit www.gsofct.org.