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Get Started As a Volunteer

Welcome and thank you for your interest in volunteering with Girl Scouts of Western Ohio!

Volunteering with Girl Scouts is a rewarding experience as you will have many opportunities to help and guide girls in your community to develop the courage, confidence and character to become our future leaders.  Careful selection and placement of volunteers is a priority for our council.
Step 1:  Complete the volunteer application process by completing (A) & (B).
  • B. Complete the Criminal Background Check
In considering you for a volunteer position with Girls Scouts of Western Ohio you will be required to successfully pass a background screening investigation.
 You will be required to create an account with Verified Volunteers in order to submit your check and also be provided automatically with a copy of the completed report.

Create your log-in and enter the Good Deed Code: a0npuxd at the link below to be processed correctly as a Girl Scout volunteer. (Password must be entered exactly as you see it, it is case sensitive).
If your application is approved, you will receive an official letter of appointment to the position for which you applied. Until appointed, volunteers should not serve in the position for which they applied.  For example, a volunteer applying as a Girl Scout leader may not begin meeting with the troop as the leader, until appointed to the position.

Please click here to read inforamtion about the background check process and report.
Please click here  to complete your online membership registration. You can also contact the Girl Scout Customer Care Hotline at 1-888-350-5090 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 Western Ohio recommends training is completed as soon as possible to help our volunteers best prepare themselves for their work with girls. The recommended trainings for Girl Scout troop leadership positions are:

​​Step 4: Get Started!
Visit the New Volunteer Resources ​section for an easy reference for new volunteers.