Getting Started as a Volunteer
Welcome and thank you for your interest in volunteering with Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama!
Volunteering with Girl Scouts is a rewarding experience as you will have many opportunities to help and guide girls in your community to become leaders as they develop the courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place. Careful selection and placement of volunteers is a priority for our council.
Step 1: Start the volunteer application process by completing A & B
You must be at least 19 years old to volunteer. If your application is approved, you will be officially appointed to the position for which you are selected. Until officially notified, applicants may not serve in appointed volunteer positions. For example, a volunteer applying as a Girl Scout leader may not begin meeting with the troop as the leader until officially appointed to the position.
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B. Criminal Background Check
In considering you for a volunteer position with Girls Scouts of North-Central Alabama you will be required to successfully pass a background screening. To do this you must create an account with Verified Volunteers to submit information required for the background screening. You will automatically receive a copy of the completed report.
Please click here to read information about the background check process and report.
Step 2: Register as a Girl Scout Member
Please click the link above to complete your online membership registration. You can also contact the eBiz Hotline at 1-800-734-4541, extension 1223 for assistance with registration.
All appointed volunteers must become Girl Scout members and agree to accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law. The application process is not complete until you have registered as a Girl Scout member.
Step 3: Complete the recommended training courses
Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama recommends training is completed as soon as possible to help our volunteers best prepare themselves for their work with girls. The training for Girl Scout troop leadership positions includes:
- Girl Scouting 101
- Connect with Your Council
- 3 Processes for Girl Scout Volunteers
- 3 Procesos Para Los Voluntarios De Girl Scouts
Volunteers in non-troop positions should complete:
Step 4: Get Started!
Visit S’more Basics: A Troop Leader Guide for an easy reference for new troop volunteers.
Other basic resources for volunteers are: