Monday, April 11, 2011

Volunteers Make It All Possible

Since 1912, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scout volunteers are a diverse group of women and men whose expertise, skills, interests, and life experiences nurture each girl's individuality and leadership qualities.

The gains being made now by nearly three million girls would not be possible without the adult volunteers who donate their time and talents to serve the girls in their community. Today's Girl Scouts utilize volunteers in many ways other than as troop leader? Women and men, young and old, can share their passion for a particular hobby, become a mentor for an at-risk girl, or organize a tour of their workplace for girls. Once a week, every other month, or even just once a year—all volunteers are welcomed!

During National Volunteer Week, Girl Scouts of the USA pays tribute to innovative volunteers for making a difference. National Volunteer Week is not only our moment in time to celebrate our volunteers, but to enable a nation to share ideas, practices, and stories, wherever they happen, and shaping a movement to re-imagine the notion of citizenship for the 21st century.

This year, National Volunteer Week will be April 10th through April 16. The Girl Scout Blog will be spotlighting stories around Volunteer Week all next week! Stay tuned... Are there any Girl Scout Volunteers you would like to give a shout-out to?