At GSWPA, every new troop has five additional volunteer roles (besides Troop Leader) attached and displayed in the opportunity catalog so that potential volunteers (parents of girls in your troop, other family members, etc.) can easily view and sign up to help out your troop! See below for descriptions, and feel free to ask questions in your phone call with a staff member.
Troop Committee Volunteer:
Want to work with girls but not quite ready for a leadership role? These volunteers play a big role in making the troop run smoothly. They're an extra set of eyes, ears and hands that allows the troop to safely explore the world around them. Need a driver for adventures big and small? Someone to chaperone a trip? Troop Committee Volunteers can do it all!
Troop Cookie Manager:
Ready to dive in but not available for a full year? Troop Cookie Managers handle all aspects of the Girl Scout Cookie Program at the troop level – from planning activities to entering data in our online system- and they work primarily from December through April. When it comes to cookies, these girls mean business!
Troop MagNut Manager:
Ready to dive in but not available for a full year? The MagNut fall program allows girls to earn funds early for their troop, so it needs an adult to manage all aspects – from planning activities to entering data in our online system. Troop MagNut Managers work primarily from September through December.
Skilled in money management? Girls work hard for their MagNut and Cookie Program proceeds and Troop Treasurers make sure the troop's finances are in line and used appropriately. They help the troop stay in compliance with GSWPA's policies and procedures for handling money, and they make sure finances are documented and reported.
Helping Hands Network:
New to Girl Scouts or looking for a flexible volunteer role? Helping Hands Network volunteers are screened and approved volunteers who can provide extra help to troops during meetings. While they cannot count towards the volunteer/girl ratio, drive girls, or handle finances, the Helping Hands Network is a great first step for adults who want to be involved with a troop but choose their own time commitment.