Volunteer as a Girl Scout Trainer - Trainer: Outdoor - Ongoing & Flexible

Outdoor Training volunteers will deliver trainings and workshops for adult volunteers and girls on outdoor skills and how to safely lead outdoor experiences. Training volunteers will interact with Girl Scouts and other adult volunteers to deliver quality training to adults and girls in grades 6-12. Training volunteers may train independently or with other trainers or outdoor workshop facilitators.  

Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching outdoor skills
  • Has a variety of outdoor experience
  • Experience working with adults and girls
  • Comfortable facilitating a group of 12 to 25 learners
  • Passionate about encouraging girls and adults to explore leadership and the outdoors
  • Punctual, dependable, enthusiastic, flexible and positive attitude

Responsibilities:

  • Teach girls and volunteers various outdoor skills that support girls in earning Girl Scout badges and journeys including but not limited to:
    • Outdoor Cooking
    • Camping
    • Backpacking
  • Set up and breakdown of trainings, including equipment assembly; handle registration and evaluations
  • Provide a safe space where participants can learn outdoor skills
  • Evaluate abilities with group, collect feedback with evaluations

Requirements:

  • Must be over 18 years old
  • Register as an adult member of Girl Scouts and pass a background check ($25 cost to volunteer)
  • Attend GSHCC Volunteer Orientation
  • Documented outdoor experience preferred
  • Complete Train the Trainer Training
  • First Aid/CPR certified or willingness to become certified
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Shadow and co-teach classes before training solo

Benefits of volunteering in this role:

  • Serve as a positive role model and mentor to girls
  • Gain experience teaching outdoor skills to adults and youth
  • Gain public speaking skills and leadership skills through each training you facilitate
  • Work in a diverse setting with an emphasis on building outdoor and leadership skills
  • Students: This position is eligible for community service hours (Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.)

Location & Hours:

Various locations depending on training, within the GSHCC 18 county service area. Trainings will be held on an ongoing basis and posted on the Volunteer Event Calendar. Events may be held on weekdays or weekends, with some evening and overnight opportunities available.

Minimum Commitment & Volunteer Term Limit:

Volunteers must facilitate a minimum of four trainings annually. Trainers will go through an evaluation at the end of each year of service and will have the option of continuing their service by invitation from the training department.

 

Qualifications Required

  • Background Check Must be at least Completed - Passed
  • Completed Medic First Aid Training Certification Must be Yes
  • GSHCC Volunteer Orientation Must be Completed
  • Outdoor Certification Must be Yes
  • Registered Girl Scout Member Must be Yes
  • Train the Trainer Training Completed Must be Yes
  • What age category are you? Must be Adult - 18 years of age or older