Information for GS Volunteers
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 firstname.lastname@example.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, fund raisers, drivers, product sales organizers, trip chaperones, treasures 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 prepare materials. If you are interested in volunteering at our resident camp then check out our camp volunteer page.
What about screening?
A Girl Scout volunteer must complete the volunteer screening process before she/he will:
- work with, drive, or supervise girls
- work with Girl Scout money (or cookie or fall sales products)
- work with girls’ or the other adults’ personal information
- attend an overnight activity
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 and online learning opportunities as well as good old fashioned mentoring. For more information please contact us at email@example.com or call 707-839-3714. Additional information can be found on our council web site at https://www.gsnorcal.org/en/for-volunteers/learning--support.html
Up Coming In Person Courses in Humboldt/Del Norte.
Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED with Standard First Aid
Sun Mar 26 9:30 - 4:30
Dows Prairie Grange, McKinleyville
First Aid: Learn how to respond to common first aid emergencies, including burns; cuts; head, neck and back injuries and more.
CPR/AED Learn how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, children & infants including the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). Adult and infant/child CPR options available.
Successful completion of this course and the online GS first aider training will allow you to act as a Girl Scout first aider. You will also receive red cross certification valid for two years.
Course open to Adult GS Volunteers and Girls aged 12+.
For information and to register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-839-3714
Wilderness & Remote First Aid
Required by Girl Scouts whenever an activity takes place in a location where EMS response would exceed 30 minutes.
This course takes place over three days. You must attend all three sessions to complete the course.
Saturday April 1 1:00 pm – 5:00pm – Dows Prairie Grange
Saturday April 8 9:00 am – 4:00pm – TBA
Sunday April 9 9:00 am – 3:30pm – TBA
Cost: $25.00 Registered Girl Scouts Leaders and Girls (Must be14 or older).
This course prepares you with the skills necessary to respond to emergencies in situations when professional help may be delayed or unavailable. This course is especially designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts, people working in remote environments and the leaders of youth groups in outdoor pursuits.
Possession of a valid CPR certificate is a requirement for receiving a Wilderness and Remote First Aid certificate. If you need to certify or recertify please let me know. There is a CPR class on Friday March 26nd @ 9:30 – 12:30 in McKinleyville (see above).
Some of the subjects covered include:
- Initial and Secondary Patient Assessment
- Emergency leadership
- How to call for help
- Wilderness treatment of Shock
- Head (Brain), Neck & Spinal Injuries
- Hypothermia and Heat Related Emergencies
- Allergies and Anaphylaxis
- Bone and Joint Injuries
- Burns, Wounds and Wound Infection
- Chest and Abdominal Injuries
- Altitude Related Illnesses
- Submersion (Drowning) Incidents
- Emergency Evacuations
- Outdoor Hygiene
For information or to register contact:
Derek Kingham 839-3714 email@example.com.
Troop Camp Certification
Sunday June 4
This course is required for at least one adult who will accompany the troop on a camping trip and who will be involved in the planning process with the girls. If your troop will either cook OR sleep outdoors (or in shelters without electricity or indoor plumbing.) then this training is required. Emphasis in this course is on how to teach skills to girls and prepare them for their outdoor experiences, as well as health and safety concerns when camping in a large group.