This is a suggested listing of service team positions to be used in the recruitment of new adult volunteers. Additions to suit the needs of each service unit may be made.
Service Unit Manager (SUM) Guides and directs Service Team members and troop/group volunteers to ensure quality Girl Scouting in a specific geographic area. The SUM is responsible for the development, extension, and maintenance of girl and adult membership. In conjunction with the Service Team, the SUM plans and directs the delivery of services to girls and adults. Three-year term.
Assistant/Co-Service Unit Manager Assistant/Co-SUM positions vary by Service Unit. Volunteers serving in this position would take on parts of the SUM role within their Service Team. Service Units may decide to add the role of Assistant/Co-SUM to their team. In these cases the SUM and Assistant/Co-SUM work with their Associate, Membership Services to divide the duties of the SUM role between the two positions. The key to adding this position to the Service Team is clearly communicating the roles of each position to the volunteers and Service Team members. One-year to three-year term.
Secretary Handles service unit/team correspondence. Takes Service Team/Unit meeting minutes. Sends notices of monthly Service Unit and Service Team meetings and the Service Unit newsletter, if applicable. One-year term.
Recruiter Recruits leaders/volunteers and distributes Volunteer Application packets to new volunteers. Works with parents/guardians to determine best placement of girls, whether in an existing or newly established troop/group. Maintains troop/group waiting lists and establishes new troops/groups as needed. One-year term.
Troop/Group Coach Provides encouragement, support, and ideas to troop/group volunteers. It is recommended that the Coach have been a Troop/Group Leader/Volunteer familiar with the Girl Scout Program. Troop/Group Coaches may serve at each grade level, by school, or Service Unit-wide. One-year term.
Registrar Ensures that all girl and adult members within the Service Unit are correctly registered by processing and promptly returning any membership registrations to their local Service Center. Maintains a record of membership data and annual registration fees paid. One-year term.
Treasurer Handles payment of bills and bank deposits. Completes the year-end Service Unit financial report and collects year-end troop financial reports. One-year term.
Event Consultant Supervises the timely and effective implementation of Service Unit events. Secures event chairpersons, provides guidance, and checks on progress as needed. One-year term.
Program Consultant Promotes council-wide programs, patch programs, Grab ‘n’ Go Resources, etc. Works with Service Unit Manager to ensure that service unit volunteers have completed position required training/adult learning courses. Notifies assigned Associate, Membership Services of local adult learning and development needs and wants. One-year term.
Orientation Presenter Offers Welcome to Girl Scouting Orientation Parts 1 and 2 for prospective leaders/advisors and service unit/team volunteers for their service unit. One-year term.
Volunteer Learning Consultant Serves as a liaison between the Volunteer Development Department and the Service Unit. Promotes council adult learning opportunities and conferences. Works with the Service Unit Manager to ensure that service unit volunteers have completed position required training. Notifies Volunteer Development of local adult learning and development needs and wants. One-year term.
Orientation Volunteer Offers Welcome to Girl Scouting Orientation for prospective leaders/advisors and Service Unit/Team volunteers for their Service Unit. One-year term.
Public Relations Coordinator Informs the community about Girl Scouting locally. Shares information about troop/group and service unit programs and local events. One-year term.
Recognitions Coordinator Promotes local, council and national volunteer awards. Encourages local volunteer nominations, and oversees the completion and submission of appropriate award applications. Assists Service Unit Manager in Leader/Volunteer Day recognition, as necessary. One-year term.
Service Unit Cookie Manager Manages the Cookie Program within the Service Unit. Provides training and ongoing support to Troop Cookie Managers, submits Service Unit order, distributes cookies to troops, and reconciles accounts. One-year term.
Service Unit Fall Product Manager Manages the Fall Product Program within the Service Unit. Provides training and ongoing support to Troop Fall Product Managers, submits Service Unit order, distributes Fall Product to troops, and reconciles accounts. One-year term.
Camporee/Encampment Coordinator Organizes an outdoor camping experience that provides Girl Scouts from different program levels with an opportunity to be together. Determines campsite location, organizes the program and agenda, and submits application to reserve campsite(s) for the event. Arranges for necessary safety personnel and informs leaders/volunteers of required procedures to attend the encampment. One-year term.
Training for most Service Team positions is provided through Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. Contact your Service Unit Manager or GSHPA for course dates and opportunities.
Troop/Group Leader or Advisor Works directly with girls, helping them to develop their leadership skills on an individual or group basis. The troop/group leader will have the enthusiasm and ability to generate girls' interests and curiosities about the ways they can discover themselves, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. One-year term.
Troop Cookie Manager Manages the cookie sale within the troop. Provides training and ongoing support to girls in the troop, submits troop order to Service Unit Cookie Manager, distributes cookies to girls, and reconciles accounts. One-year term.
Troop Fall Product Manager Manages the Fall Product sale within the troop. Provides training and ongoing support to girls in the troop and reconciles accounts. One-year term.
Troop/Group training is provided through Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. Contact GSHPA for course dates and opportunities.
Girl Program Positions
Archives Task Group Maintains historical Girl Scout artifacts. Inventories, preserves and promotes collected Girl Scout memorabilia, books, uniforms, and other items that protect the Girl Scout heritage and tradition. Ensures the Girl Scout Past meets the Girl Scout Future through Grab ‘n’ Go Resources. Three-year term.
Foxfire House Team Member Supports year-round Foxfire programs/events. Team meets 3-4 times a year. Many opportunities are available based on skill, talents, and interests of the member. Love of history required. Three-year term.
Foxfire House Site Aide Assists with live-in experiences. Works with troops/groups to plan menus and activities. Spends weekend with troop/group overseeing Foxfire program. Assists with ten-plate stove cooking and squirrel-tail oven baking. Three-year term.
Foxfire House Tour Guide Leads guided tours and shares the history of Foxfire House. Required to give at least one tour each year to Girl Scouts or other visiting groups. Three-year term.
Star Center Facilitator Presents hands-on science programs to troops/groups at the STAR Center at Camp Small Valley. Curriculum and science equipment provided. One-year term.
Kids on the Block Puppeteer Partners with other puppeteers to present performances. Scripts, puppets and props provided. The performing schedule and location varies and fits puppeteer's availability and willingness to travel. One-year term.
P.I.P. (Planning Innovative Program) Team Helps develop, plan and implement council-wide programs or trips. One-year term.
Outdoor Program Positions
Nature Explorers Shares their love of nature with Girl Scouts of all ages as they lead the girls through a series of exciting hands-on activities! Through these activities, the Nature Explorers strive to help girls develop an understanding and appreciation of the natural world and educate the girls about the impact they can make as stewards of our earth. One-year term. Program training is provided through GSHPA. Call 1.800.692.7816 for information.
Volunteer Development and Learning Positions
Adult Learning Facilitator Partners with Associates, Membership Services to plan, facilitate, and evaluate quality learning experiences for adult volunteers. Prior presentation experience is not required; facilitation training is provided. One-year term.
E-Facilitator Assists in facilitating and assessing online adult learning experiences. For e-facilitation positions, extensive computer knowledge is not required; internet access and a willingness to help adults learn needed. One-year term.
Contact GSHPA at 1.800.692.7816 for training information.
Episodic/Periodic Volunteer Opportunities
Episodic Volunteer Engages in a one-time or short-term volunteer opportunity(s). Episodic opportunities exist at the service unit, troop/group, program, outdoor program, and volunteer development levels. Opportunities may be partial day or full day commitments, reoccurring (i.e. once a month, bimonthly, once a year, etc), or based on need. Types of episodic volunteer opportunities center around events, projects or program needs.
Contact GSHPA at 1.800.692.7816 for more information.