Top 10 reasons to volunteer

By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development

landing_volunteeringIt is that time of year. The time when troops begin forming, school registration events, service unit recruitment events. Maybe you, or someone you know is thinking about volunteering with Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways this year. You may be thinking about becoming a troop leader, a service unit cookie coordinator, or a service unit manager. But….you’re just not sure. If you are on the fence about whether or not to jump in and volunteer with Girl Scouts, here are 10 reasons to help you see why you should.

#10: It’s good for you. Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It reduces stress and makes you a healthier person.

#9: We offer fantastic adult learning opportunities to help you in your volunteer role

#8: Volunteers gain professional experience. As a Girl Scout volunteer you could sharpen your own leadership skills as you help the girls to learn what leadership means to them too!

#7: It brings people together. Helping girls, and other volunteers, as well as families and communities to connect. You can help with teamwork!

#6: It promotes your own personal growth and self-esteem. Who wouldn’t feel great after getting smiles and thank you’s from a group of girls you helped?

#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.

#4: You learn a lot. As you are helping the girls to Discover, Connect, and Take Action, you are doing those things too

#3: Cookies. Did I mention we have the best cookies? You could have an opportunitity to be surrounded by lots and lots of cases of cookies.

#2: Camping. We offer wonderful opportunities at our camps.

#1: You make a difference in the lives of girls.

For more information on volunteering with Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, visit the council website at



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