Volunteers

Volunteer Appreciation Week

Volunteer Appreciation Week—the third week in April—is set aside especially for you. Girl Scouts pay tribute to the volunteers who help girls make the world a better place. The week centers on the long-standing National Girl Scout Leaders’ Day (April 22), but expands the definition of volunteers beyond troop leaders to include all the volunteers who work on behalf of girls in Girl Scouting.

In addition, Girl Scouts also celebrates Volunteers Make a Difference Week, in conjunction with Make a Difference Day, which takes place during the weekend in autumn that we set our clocks back.

Knowing How Much You're Appreciated

Whatever your volunteer position, your hard work means the world to girls, to Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan staff, and to Girl Scouts of the USA. We’re calling on all members of society to help girls reach their full potential, and you’ve answered that call. So thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

Volunteer Awards are for registered adults who go above and beyond, exceed expectations, make significant contributions, or model excellence. Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan presents national awards annually to volunteers demonstrating exemplary performance in the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. These awards are based on nominations received by the community and sister Girl Scouts. Nominations are accepted year long with a December deadline. To view a current list of adult awards and the award nomination packet visit www.GSHOM.org.

Just as you’ll receive support throughout your volunteering experience, when you reach the end of the term you signed up for, you’ll talk with your support team about the positive parts of your experience, as well as the challenges you faced, and discuss whether you want to return to this position or try something new.

The end of your troop year, camp season, overseas trip, or series/event session is just the beginning of your next adventure with Girl Scouting!

If you’re ready for more opportunities to work with girls, be sure to let Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan support team know how you’d like to be a part of girls’ lives in the future—whether in the same position or in other, flexible ways. Are you ready to organize a series or event? take a trip? work with girls at camp? work with a troop of girls as a year-long volunteer? share your skills at a council office, working behind the scenes? The possibilities are endless, and can be tailored to fit your skills and interests.