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Girl Scouts San Diego

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Are you passionate about the outdoors? Leadership development? Do you want to help grow the next generation of strong girls and women? If this sounds like you, consider becoming a Girl Scout trainer!

Trainers collaborate with staff and other trainers to provide instruction to troop leaders and adult volunteers on outdoor skills, leadership, girl growth and management, and other topics. Through skillful presentations, trainers work with the Girl Scout community to achieve our mission - volunteer today to help us build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place!


Classes are offered in the late afternoons and evenings during the week, and during the days and evenings on weekends. Most courses run between 1.5 and 3 hours. Hands-on, skill-based courses run between 3 and 7 hours, and may span two days.


  • Able to deliver engaging and interactive presentations to groups of all sizes.
  • Able to work productively and respectfully with people of diverse cultures, abilities, personalities, ages, and backgrounds.
  • Represent Girl Scouts in a professional manner through performance, attitude, and dress.
  • Project a positive and encouraging demeanor that fosters confidence in leaders.
  • Possess strong and proficient computer skills for email communication and document/resource sharing.


  • Commit to a one year term (to be reappointed annually).
  • Communicate with staff promptly regarding scheduling availability and logistics.
  • Live by and model the Girl Scout Law.
  • Embrace a culture of constructive, two-way feedback.
  • Understand and articulate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.


  • Submit to a background check and be a registered Girl Scout member.
  • Train a minimum of 3 classes or 10 hours per membership year (Oct.-Sep.).
  • Complete the required training specific to the courses trainer intends to lead.
  • Participate in scheduled trainer team events, including skill development sessions, trainings for new/updated curriculum, retreats, etc.
  • Stay current and up-to-date with Girl Scout program changes.
  • Accept and comply with GSUSA and GSSD standards, including but not limited to Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints.

This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Reasonable accommodations will be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform volunteer jobs with Girl Scouts San Diego whenever possible.

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1231 Upas StreetSan Diego, CA 92103



  • Human Resources Training & Development
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commit to a one year term (to be reappointed annually), training a minimum of 3 classes or 10 hours per membership year (Oct.-Sep.).
  • Background check and Girl Scouts membership is required once selected to volunteer

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