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Girl Scouts is a volunteer led organization and we welcome both women and men as volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or donating to Girl Scouts please contact us at volunteer@redwoodgirlsouts.org.

What do volunteers do?

Without volunteers we would not be able to provide the wide range of amazing diverse quality programs. Adults, both men and women, are need to volunteer directly with troops as leaders, fundraisers, drivers, product sales organizers, trip chaporones, treasuers and in many other capacity.

We are also looking for volunteers who have skills that can be used at the Service Unit level. . If you have a skill for example woodworking or sailing we love to have you teach your skill to a a group of girls either at a troop or maybe as an area wide event. If you have resources or facilities that could be used by individual troops or by the service unit we love to hear from you. There are also many opportunities to volunteer in roles that do not involve directly working with girls. For example serving as an event registrar, preparing newsletters or helping prpeare materials. If you are interested in volunteering at our resident camp then check out our camp volunteer page.

Will you train me?

For some roles training is required. For example to be a troop leader responsible for girls you must complete certain basic courses. This is for both your protection and the safety of the girls. In many cases however, no formal training is needed. Frequently you will be utilizing skills that you already posses.

We have many ways for you to learn about Adult Roles in Girls Scouting. We offer in person, home study and online learning opportunities as well as good old fasioned mentoring. Click below for schedules and more information.

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In person On Line Course At Home Courses

 

Up Coming In Person Courses in Humboldt/Del Norte.

First Aid & CPR

Sunday Oct 27 and Sunday Nov 3 2:00 - 5:00pm Dows Prairie Grange

Standard First Aid, Adult, Child & Infant CPR and AED (Automatic external defibrillator).

You must attend both days.

Upon sucessful completion of the course you may choose to receive formal Red Cross certification. The Standard First Aid, Adult, Child & Infant CPR and AED certificate will be valid for two years.

Cost $15 without certification

Cost with formal certification $45. To qualify as a Level 1 Girl Scout first aider you must choose to be certified.

To register of for more information contact Cheryl Kingham clkingham@suddenlink.net or 707-839-3714

 

 


In our rural area, with its relatively small population, we generally offer in person classes only twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall. As soon as the dates are available we publish them. If you want to take a particular course, in person, and it is not listed please let us know at volunteer@redwoodgirlsouts.org. We will try to accomodate your request.

You can attended any of the classes offered throughout our council. So if you are in San Jose and wish to complete the class there then you free to do so. You can find a list of all in person classes in the Northern Califonia region by visiting https://www.girlscoutsnorcal.org/pages/for_volunteers/training_cal.html

What about screening?

A Girl Scout volunteer must complete the volunteer screening process before she/he will:

For more information on screening visit https://www.girlscoutsnorcal.org/pages/for_volunteers/vol_screening.html