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Volunteer Resources


Below are resources to help our volunteers continue to support girls of courage, confidence and character. Should you have any questions about these resources or your next steps as a volunteer, contact customercare@girlscouts-gsci.org or call 888-623-1237 for assistance.


Background Checks

We understand that the confidentiality and security of personal information is a high priority for you. All volunteers are required to complete a background check and are asked to provide their social security number and date of birth to Asurint via a secure Internet page for a criminal background check.

Asurint, a premier provider of background and employment / volunteer screening used nationwide, ensures complete privacy of all solicited information. Your information will be seen and used only by Asurint and only to complete a background check; this information is not shared with any other person or organization.

When you register as a volunteer you will be prompted to complete a background check.

Opportunity Catalog

The Opportunity Catalog in an online listing of opportunities for girl and adult members.

It’s a lot like shopping online, something we’ve all done at some point, right?  The Opportunity Catalog makes it easier for parents and caregivers to search for troop openings by zip code. It also makes it easier for troop leaders to advertise ways for family members to get involved in their troop. Troop leaders will receive an instant email notification (with contact information) when a new member joins the troop or a parent or caregiver expresses interest in volunteering.

Learn more about the Opportunity Catalog.

Volunteer Toolkit

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is a digital resource that supports troop leaders and co-leaders, making the process of running a troop easier and more efficient. Check out some of the toolkit’s top features below. Then watch the video playlist above for a detailed walk-through. Learn more about the advantages of the VTK!


All your Girl Scout forms in one place. From Volunteer Essentials to Safety Activity Checkpoints, Grade Level Jump Starts for meetings to Membership Registration forms and Financial forms. Access all kinds of forms and documents in place.

Volunteer Awards

The heart of Girl Scouting is our indispensable volunteers who make it all possible!

Because volunteers contribute their time and skills in many ways, there are several Adult Awards that are available to recognize their efforts.

Nominations are accepted year-round and are reviewed by the Awards Committee at the end of January for board approval on the 2nd Tuesday of February. Deadline for 2019 Adult Recognitions is January 21, 2020.

Learn more about Volunteer Awards.

Leader Chats

Leader Chats support our volunteers to make the process of running a troop easier and more efficient. It is a great way to help leaders plan and stay organized throughout the year! Be sure to participate each month from your computer to explore different topics in a 30-minute webinar. These chats will take place on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. You can register for these chats via DoubleKnot, and a link to the webinar will be emailed to you one week before the Leader Chat as well as a reminder one day before the Leader Chat. 

Each month we will post our Leader Chat recordings for you to experience.

June 2020
Leading Effective Meetings

May 2020
Trip Approvals and Insurance

April 2020
Camping, Hiking, and Fires, Oh My! Taking Girls Outdoors

March 2020
How to Bridge Like a Girl Scout

February 2020

January 2020
How to Marie Kondo your cookie sale

December 2019
Creating a Girl Boss

November 2019
Troop Leaders Guide to Finances - Money, Money, Money

October 2019
Troop Leaders Guide to Engaging Parents. How to engage parents.

September 2019
Girl-Led Girl Scout Troop and How to do Them with Success!

August 2019
Let's get it started! How to plan your year using a variety of activities/VTK support.