Make an impact on the lives of girls new to the U.S.! Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey is looking for bilingual volunteers who want to mentor girls whose primary language is Spanish and introduce them to Girl Scout activities. Our Girl Scout ESL troops allow girls to practice English while having fun and learning Girl Scout traditions. You choose the meeting dates and times, we help you with training and resources. This opportunity is available throughout Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Somerset, Union, southern Warren, and parts of Middlesex counties.
DID YOU KNOW 90% OF LATINA GIRLS WANT TO BE LEADERS BUT ONLY 10% OF GIRLS FEEL SHE HAS WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A LEADER?
YOU can change this! The Girl Scout experience gives every girl the confidence and personal leadership skills she needs to realize her full potential. Girl Scouts are more successful in school, relationships, and careers; and they achieve more for their families, their community, and their country than non-Girl Scouts. By bringing together girls from different cultures, Girl Scouts gives them a place to celebrate their own heritage and learn about others, which creates a sense of pride and understanding. Both qualities-pride and understanding-serve girls well throughout their lives.
Who can start a troop? Adults over 18 who want to make the world a better place! Parents, teachers, professionals, college students, military personnel, women or men. As a new leader, you’ll receive plenty of training and resources to get started - no experience required.
What’s the leader's role? With the help of a strong support team and useful materials, a leader holds meetings for their troop of girls. Meetings are typically an hour and consist of skill-building and badge earning activities. Leaders also communicate with troop parents and their local Girl Scout support team for any help they might need.
How much time will this take? It's up to you! You decide how many times your troop meets. The time you give as a troop leader is valuable to us, and we'll give you tools that let you make the most of it. On average, leaders commit five hours per month, with room to grow if you choose to do additional activities.
Can I volunteer from home? GSHNJ has adapted to fit the needs of girls during a global pandemic. While it may not be safe to meet in person, we have virtual troops to keep girls engaged at home. Volunteers can receive training, support, and connect with their troops- all from the safety of their homes.
Must speak Spanish fluently
Ability and desire to work with and serve people from diverse backgrounds
Attend necessary training
Computer Skills: Access to e-mail and the internet
Develop leadership skills for your resume in a supportive, fun environment
Volunteer around your schedule. No minimum hours required.
Volunteer in your own neighborhood! No need to travel outside of your home
Make a difference in the lives of girls
Gain transferable skills in management, budgeting, and group dynamics
Access to learning opportunities that only GSHNJ volunteers can obtain