Join volunteers and girls from cross the council to help plan programs that build girls of courage, confidence and character. Help girls learn the importance of personal responsibility, the value of goal-setting, the spirit of teamwork, and the thrill of accomplishment by sharing your knowledge!
For information on any of the following volunteer opportunities, please call 800.692.7816.
Archives Task Group
Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania is proud to introduce the Archives Task Group! This team maintains the integrity of historical Girl Scout artifacts and ensures the Girl Scout Past meets the Girl Scout Future intact! If you have a love of history, are talented in sewing, or have a flair for fashion, you owe yourself the chance to check out this Program Volunteer Opportunity. Help is also needed for manning booths and setting up displays. Meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the York office.
Board of Directors and Committees
Each year the GSHPA elects new members to its Board of Directors and its Board Development Committee. The Board of Directors governs the Council by establishing its policies and strategic direction, providing financial oversight, and developing organizational assets through fundraising. The Board Development Committee identifies potential board members, officer and board development committee candidates (and when necessary national council delegates), explores their interest in service and presents a slate of nominees to the membership for election at the GSHPA annual meeting. Standing committees of the Board include the Fund Development, Audit and Finance Committees. The Council periodically invites qualified non-Board members to join these committees. GSHPA members should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest in serving on the Board or its committees or for information about submitting a nomination.
Located in Camp Furnace Hills in northeastern Lancaster County, Foxfire House is a 19th Century bank house and is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Girl Scout and local volunteers offer workshops on 18th and 19th Century skills and crafts with emphasis on the Pennsylvania German culture. Schereschnitte, quilting, rug braiding, fracture schriften, and cornhusk weaving are typical subjects. As a Site Aide, you can step back in time into the life of Pennsylvania German settlers. Or, if you prefer to become a Foxfire House Tour Guide, you will learn and share the history of Foxfire House. Tour Guides are asked to give only one tour each year to Girl Scouts or other visiting groups.