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Ways to Volunteer

Whether you can give a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is flexible and fun!

Below you'll find the many volunteer opportunities we offer.

Volunteer with a Girl Scout Troop or Girl You Know »

There are many roles that can fit with your lifestyle including:

  • Troop Leader or Assistant Leader - Work with a group of girls and mentor them as they make new friends and develop connections that will last a lifetime. 
  • Troop Family and Friends - Assist with driving, activity planning, snacks, money management, or other tasks necessary to keep the troop running smoothly.
  • Troop Cookie Volunteers - Coordinate the annual cookie sale at the troop level incluing cookie booth set-up, inventory and money management.
  • Service Unit Volunteers - Mentor adult volunteers as they work with Girl Scouts to create memories they will never forget!

Join Girl Scouts to get started, or learn more about starting a Girl Scout Troop!

View all non-troop volunteer opportunities »

Have questions first? Contact us and someone will be in touch.


One-time Volunteer Opportunities »

Join us for a single event, a few hours to work on a project, or find a time that works for you! You can schedule your volunteer time when the opportunity fits your schedule, and choose as many opportunities as you'd like.


Short-Term Volunteer Opportunities »

Volunteer for a project with a fixed time frame, short and sweet, for a few weeks or months.


Flexible Volunteer Opportunities »

Volunteer on a schedule that works for you, working behind the scenes or directly with girls.


Skill-Based Volunteer Opportunities »

Share your unique talents and skills with Girl Scouts, either directly with girls and adults or behind the scenes.


Long-Term Volunteer Opportunities »

Sign up for our opportunities that offer an ongoing commitment to a project or event. Join one of our committees that help drive the business side of Girl Scouts!


Volunteer with a Group / Team-Building

Volunteer with your co-workers, friends, family or any group that you are associated with through any of the options above!

If you don't see an opportunity that fits your group, call Julie Gilmartin at 630-544-5973 to discuss what your group would like to accomplish.