Posts tagged ‘Volunteer’

March 11, 2013

Unique Opportunities Available at Volunteer Connect!

Typically, when you think of a Girl Scout Volunteer, you think of a Troop Leader. But, there are many other volunteer opportunities available with GSNI! Some include working with girls, and others include connecting a volunteer’s special talents with our areas of need! Also, some available positions do not require a year-long commitment. Take a look at a few of our current volunteer opportunities:

  • Coordinating Council Wide Events – Do you have expertise in event planning or interested in learning more about it? We are looking for people to help with annual events held by GSNI. These events include Thin Mint Sprint, Girl Scouts Forever, and more.
  • GSNI Speaker’s Bureau – Do you enjoy public speaking? Did you gain valuable skills through Girl Scouting, or watch your Girl Scout learn about leadership first hand? Are you a proud Girl Scout alumnae, parent, troop leader or community partner? If you believe in the Girl Scout Movement and the benefits it provides for girls, consider joining GSNI’s Speakers Bureau!
  • STEM Volunteers – Do you like science technology, engineering, and/or math? GSNI is looking for people to share their STEM passion with Girl Scouts. Why not volunteer to help girls become interested in these exciting fields!
  • Plumbing/Carpentry Help – Do you have a skill in plumbing or carpentry? GSNI has facilities throughout the council that could definitely use your help!
  • Service Unit Communications Professional – Do you like promoting events, sharing stories with people, and working with people in your service unit? GSNI’s Communications team is looking for someone to act as their liaison at Service Unit meetings and work with Girl Scout Emissaries in their area to help promote and share the stories of GSNI.

This Wednesday, March 13, 2013, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is hosting Volunteer Connect! at our Rockford Service Center. We invite you to come and see the opportunities are available. As you know, volunteering is a great way to add to your resume, can help when applying to graduate school, and benefits the community at the same time. We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday!

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March 8, 2013

Celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women's DayInternational Women’s Day has been celebrated since the early 1900s. The theme has changed along the years to reflect different issues facing women in the world. However, the main focus has remained on the leadership women have in economic, political, and other social achievements.

Girl Scouting has been proven to make a difference in the lives of girls around the world, making them into the leaders of tomorrow. Take a moment to read some quotes from recent study titled, Linking Leadership to Academic Success: The Girl Scout Difference by Girl Scouts of the USA to see how we are doing just that.

  • My experience as a Girl Scout made me a better, more confident person and showed me ways how to make the world a better place. (13 year old Girl Scout, Massachusetts)
  • Girl Scouting has created new opportunities for me to try new things, make new friends, and learn how to lead! It has been a great opportunity for me to help the world, one thing at a time! (12 year old Girl Scout, Ohio)
  • I enjoy being around other girls from many cultures, and learning to work together for the betterment of our schools, and community. (12 year old Girl Scout, Nebraska)
  • Girl Scouts is a place where I know I can be myself and speak what’s on my mind. Girl Scouts has allowed me to see my real self and not be afraid to show who I really am. (12 year old Girl Scout, Massachusetts)
  • Our troop leader is a great influence for us and teaches us things way above our age. (11 year old Girl Scout, California)

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is proud make an impact in our local community by working to achieve our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. This International Women’s Day, you can help by volunteering your time, making a contribution, or joining our membership.

Looking for ways to get involved? Click the link to learn how you can help celebrate International Women’s Day Online!