Calling women and men 18 years of age and older!
Parents, grandparents, college students, and senior citizens can all be Girl Scout volunteers. You just need a willingness to work with girls as they develop into tomorrow’s leaders. There are a variety of ways to volunteer with GSAK: lead a Girl Scout troop, coach a LEGO robotics team, or present at a Women of Science & Technology Day workshop.
Our indirect volunteers are just as valuable! Indirect volunteers provide behind-the-scenes support. Indirect volunteers serve in a variety of capacities such as Fall Product Sale managers and Girl Scout Cookie Program “Cookie Cupboard” managers. All volunteers must be registered Girl Scouts.
To begin the volunteer qualification process, follow the steps below:
- Complete the online Volunteer Application: You will need to provide three references and agree to the Volunteer Disclosure, Background Check Authorization, and Consent for Release of Information.
- Interview: GSAK staff will contact you within 5-7 business days to confirm receipt of your application and set up a phone or in-person interview.
- Reference checks: GSAK staff will email listed references a URL to complete an online form.
- Background check: Will be completed as part of your Volunteer Application. Background checks are good for three years.
- Appointment email: Once all the above steps are complete, GSAK staff will notify you of your volunteer application status, placement, and adult learning opportunities.
- Become a registered Girl Scout: Complete a Girl Scout registration online or use a paper form.
Board of Directors
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) – Anchorage and Mat-Su
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has resumed service in the Anchorage/Mat-Su region through the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc. (APIAI). RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people age 55 and over. In joining RSVP, you join 500,000 volunteers across the country who are tackling tough issues in their communities. When you volunteer, you are not just helping others-you are helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries, friendships – as well as promotes a positive outlook on life. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer!
With RSVP you choose how, when, and how often you want to serve with commitments ranging from a few hours a month to even 40 hours a week. Service opportunities are as diverse as the communities in which volunteers serve and may include:
- Mobilize other volunteers
- Organize neighborhood watch programs
- Mentor and tutor youth and peers
- Assist victims of natural disasters
- Clean up or beautify the environment
- Renovate homes
- Teach English to immigrants or offer interpretive skills
- Lead fundraising efforts
- Assist in fighting hunger and homelessness
- Sharing your language, culture and traditions with others
- And much, much, more!
Whatever you choose to do, you will be making a huge impact by creating stronger families, better schools and youth programs, safer communities and mobile seniors. With RSVP, you will see tangible outcomes and learn firsthand how your contribution of service can change your community.
Volunteers receive orientation, training from the organization where they will serve, and supplemental/liability insurance while on duty, mileage reimbursement when driving to/from your volunteer site, and an annual recognition party. View flyer here.
For more information about the RSVP Program, contact Mary Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 276-2700 ext. 244.