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Become a virtual Girl Scout Troop Leader for Spanish-speaking girls!

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Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey

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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.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • 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
BENEFITS
  • 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

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About Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey

Location:

1171 Route 28, North Branch, NJ 08876, US

Mission Statement

Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Description

Girl Scouting is open to all girls ages 5-17 regardless of race, creed, nationality or socio-economic status. There are six Girl Scouting age levels:

  • Daisy Girl Scouts - Kindergarten - grade 1
  • Brownie Girl Scouts - grades 2-3
  • Junior Girl Scouts - grades 4-5
  • Cadette Girl Scouts - grades 6-8
  • Senior Girl Scouts - grades 9-10
  • Ambassador Girl Scouts - grades 11-12
  • Girls may participate in Girl Scout troops which meet on a regular basis weeknights or weekends.
  • Girls may participate in the Girl Scout program by meeting on a short- term basis with other girls with similar interests or by attending camps and special events.
  • A girl may participate as an individual without being affiliated with a troop or group.

Children & Youth
Immigrants & Refugees
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

Tue Oct 20, 2020 - Mon Jan 18, 2021

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • No minimum hours required.
  • Must speak Spanish and be able to pass a criminal background check.

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