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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.
NOTE:  DO NOT PAY FOR YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK.  This link should not ask for payment unless you are choosing to purchase a Fast Pass.  THIS IS OPTIONAL AND NOT REQUIRED BY GIRL SCOUTS OF WESTERN OHIO.   Refunds are not a guarantee if you pay for a background check and refunds are not given for Fast Pass purchases.  
Once your application and background check are received and reviewed, you’ll receive notification as to your approval and appointment. Please be sure to keep any and all official appointment communications for your records. All volunteer applications and background checks are reviewed on an individual basis. If you have questions or concerns about the volunteer application process, please contact your regional Girl Scout Center.

Please click here to read information 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.