Volunteer Opportunities

Why Volunteer?

  • Spend time making a difference in your community.
  • Mentor younger Girl Scouts and gain valuable leadership skills.
  • Re-live your favorite part of camp!
  • Earn hours towards your Program Aide patch (assuming all training is met).
  • Help your daughter ease into camp by being a supportive presence during her experience.
  • Some camps can provide nonmonetary advantages for the children of full-time day camp volunteers who have completed day camp training. Some also offer boy and/or preschool units for the children of full-time day camp volunteers who have completed day camp training. Preschool-aged children must be toilet-trained.

Each day camp provides training for volunteers prior to camp, training is mandatory.

ADULTS:
All day camps must maintain a ratio of one adult to every five girls. That’s why anyone over the age of 18 is needed as a day camp volunteer. Volunteers do not have to register as Girl Scouts to help at a day camp. They do need to fill out all the forms in the Day Camp Adult Registration Packet and send to the registrar listed for the day camp where they wish to volunteer. Click here for Day Camp fliers where you can find your day camp's registrar...

OLDER GIRL SCOUTS:
For many day camps, girls ages 11-17 play a big part. Many camps have a need for Program Aides to assist with younger girls at camp. Check the flier for the day camp where you wish to help and see if they need PAs. Once your registration packet is filled out, send paperwork and your check or money order (no cash, please!) to the registrar listed for the day camp where wish to volunteer.

Girls entering grades 10 through 12 who wish to earn their Counselor-in-Training (CIT) awards can now do so in a day camp setting. See page 32 in the Senior Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting or page 28 in the Ambassador Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for requirements to earn this award. Check with the day camp you wish to work with for CIT learning opportunities.

Click here for Day Camp fliers where you can find your day camp's registrar...


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