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Volunteer for the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania

Become a Volunteer

Ready to start your volunteer journey? Signing up is easy and GSHPA staff are available to help you every step of the way. To become a volunteer, you must complete the following:

1. Registration

Every GSHPA volunteer must be a registered member of our organization. Financial Assistance is available to cover the $25.00 membership fee for those who qualify.

  • During registration, select "Register as a volunteer"
  • When prompted, enter the troop number you wish to volunteer with. If you don't know the troop number, you need to be connected with a troop, or you want to start a new troop, select UNSURE and a staff member will contact you for further assistance.
  • To apply for Financial Assistance, choose "Request Aid" on the payment screen. 


2. Background Checks

Prospective volunteers must complete 4 required background checks and submit them to GSHPA prior to being approved to volunteer. Please follow the instructions at the link below.

Complete list of required background checks

3. Social Media Policy

All GSHPA volunteers are expected to sign and adhere to the GSHPA Social Media Policy


Have questions about becoming a volunteer? Contact our Member Services team at 800-692-7816 or by email at