Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana


Volunteers are at the heart of Girl Scouts, bringing to life our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. 

Get started by viewing volunteer opportunities below, and fill in a volunteer application when you've found your perfect match. Don't see what you're looking for? Check back soon as volunteer opportunities are updated often. 

Email jgilmartin@girlscoutsgcnwi.org if you have any questions. Thank you! 

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Community Engagement Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana runs community based troops year-round that provide at-risk girls with a safe, structured and supportive learning environment.

One that empowers them with skills that are essential for success in school and in life, such as critical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills.

The program serves more than 5,000 girls annually from the South and West sides of Chicago, Proviso Township (Maywood, Bellwood and Melrose Park), Joliet and northwest Indiana.

Our community based troops supplement the classroom and fills gaps in girls' education. The program operates in partnership with schools and youth-serving organizations and focuses on three key subject areas: STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), financial literacy and healthy living.

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On-going afterschool volunteer helpers 1
Share your career story with Girl Scouts! 1

Flexible Volunteering

Guide, mentor and cheer girls on as they take the lead, advocating for themselves and their communities to create the future they want to see. You’ll be amazed what they teach you along the way!

Volunteer on a schedule that works for you!  Work behind the scenes or directly with girls. 

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Data and research project needs your help! 1
General Program Volunteer-Joliet 1
General Program Volunteer-Merrillville 1
General Program Volunteer-Vernon Hills 1
General Program Volunteer-Woodridge 1
Help Girl Scouts secure locations for Cookie Sales 1
Join the Green Team! 1

Group Volunteering

Volunteer with your co-workers, friends, family or any group that you are associated with through any of the options below!

The number of volunteers needed for each event are listed in the opportunity description.

If you don't see an opportunity that fits your group, call Julie Gilmartin at 630-544-5973 to discuss what your group would like to accomplish.

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Earth Day Celebration-Merrillville, Indiana 1 4/26/2020 4/26/2020
Gingerbread Architects 1 12/15/2019 12/15/2019
Share your career story with Community Engagement Girl Scouts! 1
Spa Science 1 12/20/2019 12/20/2019
World Thinking Day Dinner--Friendship Center 1 2/22/2020 2/22/2020
World Thinking Day Dinner--Vernon Hills 1 2/23/2020 2/23/2020
World Thinking Day--Where in the World is Juliette Gordon Low? Country Club Hills 1 2/22/2020 2/22/2020
World Thinking Day--Where in the World is Juliette Gordon Low? Vernon Hills 1 2/23/2020 2/23/2020

Join the Expert Connection

One of the best ways for girls to learn new skills is to hear from someone who really knows their stuff! 

Would you consider yourself a subject matter expert on a specific topic? Do you have a talent/hobby you want to share?

If so, sign on to inspire tomorrow's go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders!

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Join the Expert Connection! 1

Longer Term Volunteering

Search these positions if you have a little more time to dedicate to Girl Scouts, or if you wish to serve on a committee and make a bigger impact on the lives of girls!

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Girl Scout Champions needed! 1
Global Action Team 0
Gold Award Committee Member 1
STEAM advisory group 1

One Time Volunteering

Come make an impact on girls in your community and watch as they make an impact on the world! That’s right. As a Girl Scout volunteer, YOU have the potential to change girls’ lives and help them build their own success—whatever that looks like to them.

Spend a few hours, or a full day, and then you’re done!  Coming back for other one-time events is always an option.

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Brownie Snacks workshops--yum! 3 1/18/2020 4/11/2020
Coding for Good badge for older Girl Scouts 1 4/11/2020 4/11/2020
Cyber Security Badge workshop- Vernon Hills 1 1/18/2020 1/18/2020
Earth Day Celebration-Merrillville, Indiana 1 4/26/2020 4/26/2020
Event Photographer--Photo journalism style 1 5/9/2020 5/9/2020
Event videographer and editor--Green for Good 1 5/9/2020 5/9/2020
Games of Chance--what are the odds of having fun? 1 5/2/2020 5/2/2020
Gingerbread Architects 1 12/15/2019 12/15/2019
Help Girl Scouts Think Like an Engineer 1 2/8/2020 2/8/2020
HERstory-Lead like a Girl Scouts 4 3/21/2020 3/28/2020
Making Friends Badge workshop 1 12/14/2019 12/14/2019
Pi Day Celebrations! 2 3/14/2020 3/14/2020
Screenwriter Badge Workshop 2 1/25/2020 2/1/2020
Spa Science 1 12/20/2019 12/20/2019
Spa Science 1 3/28/2020 3/28/2020
World Thinking Day Dinner--Friendship Center 1 2/22/2020 2/22/2020
World Thinking Day--Where in the World is Juliette Gordon Low? 1 2/22/2020 2/22/2020
World Thinking Day--Where in the World is Juliette Gordon Low? Vernon Hills 1 2/23/2020 2/23/2020

Skill-Based Volunteering

Share your special talents and skills with Girl Scouts!

You'll not only be the role model who gets to show her something new, you’ll also get to share in all those memorable moments.

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Camp Lumberjack near Valparaiso IN - flexible 1

It Starts With You!

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

 Learn more: www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org