Volunteer Opportunities

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Looking for some short-term volunteering opportunities with Girl Scouts of Northern California? We could use your help!

Scroll below for the following opportunities:

  • Teens Take Over (TTO) San Jose Committee Lead, ongoing
  • Climate Convention: Guest Speakers & Workshop Leaders, October 14 and/or 15
  • Survivor volunteers, November 10-12
  • Winter Wonderland Volunteers, December 10
  • Volunteer Photographers, various
  • Subject Matter Experts/Project Advisors, various
  • Bronze Award Experts, ongoing
  • School Reps, ongoing
  • Gold Award Committee Coordinator, ongoing


Teens Take Over (TTO) San Jose Committee Lead

Teens Take Over (TTO) San Jose is a youth planning committee for Girl Scouts in grades 6-12. The goal of the program is for Girl Scouts to develop their event planning and leadership skills by attending monthly meetings during which we will plan a day-long leadership conference for 6th-12th graders. Adult committee leads will work with staff liaison to create agendas, facilitate meetings, and support youth in running the event they plan.

  • Plan meeting agendas alongside staff liaison and other adult committee lead(s)
  • Supervise and co-facilitate in-person planning committee meetings
  • Support event volunteer recruitment, day-of facilitation

Date & Time:
Planning committee leads attend in-person monthly meetings with youth participants, which take place on the first Tuesday of the month from 7:00pm-9:00pm (unless otherwise noted). Set dates are: 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/2, 2/6, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7 (end of year party!). Adult leads meet 30 minutes before the start of each meeting to set or finalize agendas and prepare for meetings. The event the committee is planning will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2023, and will likely take up the entire day.


  • Planning committee meetings: in-person at the Girl Scouts San Jose office
  • Leadership conference: in-person, venue to be determined (San Jose)


  • Registered member of GSNorCal with active background check on file (fingerprinting costs reimbursed)
  • Able to lead and mentor 6th-12th graders with principles of positive youth development in mind
  • Knowledge of Girl Scout safety rules and regulations, event basics


  • Build connections with Girl Scouts and help mentor the next generation of leaders
  • Receive either First Aid/CPR Training or Youth Mental Health First Aid training paid for by GSNorCal
  • Hone your event planning skills and get inspired by other Girl Scout community members

Term: September to May with an end of year party! Dates to be revisited at the end of each term cycle.
To sign up to volunteer or for more information, email Danitza Rodelo at drodelo@gsnorcal.org.


Climate Convention: Guest Speakers & Workshop Leaders

Volunteers Needed: Guest Speakers and/or Workshop leaders who are interested in engaging youth with the environment. We are specifically looking for volunteers who would be able to speak about any of the following topics:

  • Climate change and how it impacts where people live, play, and grow food
  • Environmental science
  • Environmental data collection
  • Climate justice

Date & Time: Saturday, October 14th and/or Sunday, October 15th

Location: Fairfax, CA

To sign up to volunteer or for more information, email Danitza Rodelo at drodelo@gsnorcal.org.


Survivor Volunteers

Volunteers Needed: First Aider, Basics of First Aid Instructor, Program Activity/Challenge Facilitators (these are fun activities to lead!), Night Shift(s) 2-3 hour slots to Supervise Fires/Unit Safety, Kitchen Support

Date & Time: Friday evening November 10 through Sunday morning November 12

Location: Camp Royaneh in Cazadero, CA

Adults who volunteer can have a Girl Scout attend for free!
For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Erica Sutliff at esutliff@gsnorcal.org.


Winter Wonderland Volunteers

Volunteers Needed: Program Facilitators/Activity Leads, Kitchen Support, First Aider, Check-In & Admin Support
Date & Time: December 10, 2023 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Location: Camp Bothin in Fairfax, CA
Adults who volunteer can have a Girl Scout attend for free!
For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Erica Sutliff at esutliff@gsnorcal.org.


Volunteer Photographers

Volunteers Needed: We are looking for amateur or professional photographers who would be interested in taking both candid and headshots at events.
Date, time, and location:
Training and guidance will be provided. For more information and to express interest, email Winnie Kubik at WKubik@gsnorcal.org.


Subject Matter Experts/Project Advisors needed!

Subject Matter Experts/Project Advisors provide advice and feedback to 6-12th grade Girl Scouts working on their Silver or Gold Award.  This can be on a one-time basis, an ongoing mentoring opportunity, or as part of special event offerings. Volunteering will be primarily virtual. For more information, contact Winnie Kubik at wkubik@gsnorcal.org.


Bronze Award Experts

Needed: Adult volunteers who have completed the Bronze Award with their Girl Scouts, and are interested in being Bronze Award Experts in their local area and in gsCommunity.
Date and time: ongoing
Location: in your area and/or through gsCommunity online.
Interested parties can email Winnie Kubik at wkubik@gsnorcal.org.


Girl Scout School Reps

School Reps are needed throughout GSNorCal to serve as a liaison between your school, your local Service Unit, and GSNorCal staff. Check out our School Rep Information page to learn more and to volunteer.


Gold Award Committee Coordinator

Meet once per month to review proposals submitted by girls to determine if proposals meet all Gold Award requirements and devise feedback/follow-up questions as a group. Follow-up with your assigned applicant(s) to communicate feedback. Offer support and information as needed and review final report.

Date and time: Committee meetings are monthly at local offices or via Zoom. Communicate with assigned applicants via Zoom, phone, email, or in-person as needed (time varies). Minimum one-year commitment.

Location: in your region

For questions, further details, and interest in this role, email Winnie Kubik at WKubik@gsnorcal.org.


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