Be the troop leader that supports her every week—the one that watches her smile get bigger as she grows more confident. Mentor a Girl Scout Cookie professional during cookie season so she can earn enough to reach the goals she and her troop set. Or work with other adults to provide the kind of behind-the-scenes support that makes it possible for her to make amazing new memories at Girl Scouts.
Whether you can give a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun.
Be a role model for girls and help them discover their own potential! Work together with other trained adult volunteers to plan troop meetings and activities that bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to life while girls discover and try new things, connect with their peers and take action in their community.
Thank you for your interest in making a difference in the lives of girls! We appreciate you choosing to share your time and talents with the Girl Scout community. Below you will find information on our current troop volunteer opportunities. No matter how you choose to volunteer, your contribution is valuable and integral to creating the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
FALL PRODUCT PROGRAM VOLUNTEER
COOKIE PROGRAM VOLUNTEER
A program volunteer works with Girl Scouts to deliver programming to girls of various levels. The program volunteer is willing to share knowledge and/or time supporting Girl Scout program offerings such as virtual or in-person events, workshops, or series. You must be at least 18 years of age, be an adult member of Girl Scouts and complete a criminal background check.
What is a service unit? A service unit encompasses a specific geographic area and is generally made up of a collection of towns. There are currently 37 service units within Girl Scouts of Maine. Each is identified with a name and a number, such as “SU665 Chickadee”. Resources are pooled and shared within each service unit to best serve the local girls and volunteers. These resources include things such as finances (every service unit has a budget), knowledge, experience, special skills, etc.
Find your service unit by: town name | map
What is a service team? Each service unit is managed by a service team, which is made up of volunteers and a GSME staff member (volunteer support specialist). Service team volunteers are often also troop leaders, or have been in the past, however that is not a requirement. The purpose of the service team is to encourage, support, and organize local Girl Scouts (troops, groups, and individually registered members—a.k.a. “Juliettes”). Some of the duties of service team members include: mentoring new troop leaders, planning events and activities, and holding regular leader meetings. No matter what the service team is working on, the goal is to ensure every girl has an opportunity for a high quality Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE).
Experienced service team members with an array of skills may enjoy the challenge of managing the multiple aspects of Girl Scouting in their area. Serving as the liaison between the GSME staff and local volunteers, the SUM guides the team to achieve its goals in line with statewide priorities and fosters a fun, effective partnership.
Using your experience as a troop leader, provide support to other volunteers. Help new and seasoned leaders alike understand how to employ the Girl Scout Leadership Experience ensuring their troop programming is girl-led with hands on activities that allow for cooperative learning. Share tips, tools and best practices while recognizing those of others to create a nurturing volunteer community.
Would you like to help troops earn needed funds for the new membership year? The Fall Product Program helps troops earn funds as girls learn people skills, money management and goal setting skills. The fall supervisor helps distribute information, promotes the program and coordinates the fall sale for the area.
What’s your favorite cookie? Train and inform the girls and troops in your area and coordinate the delivery of cookies during the best time of year—cookie season! The cookie supervisor is available to leaders to answer questions and provide insight into how best to make cookies an enriching financial literacy program for girls.
As the Juliette navigator you will act as a liaison between the service team and local Juliettes and Juliette mentors. You will help to facilitate communication between the program coordinator and the Juliette so that the Juliette is aware of local programming. You will also help the Juliette participate in the fall product and cookie programs in partnership with your fall product and cookie program supervisor.
In collaboration with the service team, you will build the service unit’s adult recognitions strategy during the Plan for Success. This can include creatively recognizing volunteers at leader meetings, planning ceremonies, and working with other volunteers to nominate troop volunteers and team members for awards. GSME has resources available to help you track important information such as: years of service, years as a Girl Scout, board approved awards, and more.