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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Check out our Virtual Volunteer Opportunities!

You can make a difference in the lives of girls from home!  Check out these virtual volunteer opportunities and see what fits your time and talent.

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Gold Award support 1
Share your talent or career insights with Girl Scouts 1
Sign language interpreters needed! 1

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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Share your career story with Girl Scouts! 1

Flexible Volunteering

Please note: due to the Covid-19 situation, all of our in-person activities and events are cancelled until further notice.  We take the health and safety of our members and volunteers as our highest priority--please stay safe!

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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General Program Volunteer-Joliet 1
General Program Volunteer-Merrillville 1
General Program Volunteer-Vernon Hills 1
General Program Volunteer-Woodridge 1
Join the Green Team! 1

Group Volunteering

Please note: due to the Covid-19 situation, all of our in-person activities and events are cancelled until further notice.  We take the health and safety of our members and volunteers as our highest priority--please stay safe!

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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Share your career story with Community Engagement Girl Scouts! 1

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
Girl Scout Museum Experience Advisory Committee 1
Global Action Team 0
Gold Award Committee Member 0

Short-Term Volunteering

Volunteer for a project with a fixed time frame, short and sweet, for a few weeks or months.

When you volunteer, you will help girls discover a world full of fun experiences and new activities, build confidence and make a whole bunch of new friends and explore interests and learn new skills in a safe, all-girl environment.

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Wizard fans needed! 3 7/18/2020 7/25/2020

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