Virtual Volunteer Opportunity with Girl Scouts
Volunteers for Community Impact
Volunteer for Community Impact has partnered with The Girl Scouts of Citrus Council to develop an innovative outreach program to provide service to children of incarcerated parents and in low income areas in Orange County Florida. This new program GOAL (Girls Overcome Achieve and Learn) focuses on creating Girl Scout Troops in low-income neighborhoods in Orange County. GOAL volunteers are expected to hold weekly Girl Scout meetings consisting of age-appropriate activities for their Girl Scouts. These activities will allow girls to become more confident, increase their knowledge of problem-solving and life skills, and develop healthy relationships with their peers.
Girl Scouts of Citrus is the leading organization for girls in Central Florida. They see girls as emerging leaders in every field, as visionaries for local and global change, and capable of incredible influence. Girl Scouts is a truly unique opportunity for girls to feel comfortable in a safe space with caring adults, to try and fail and learn from their experiences and try again and develop the life skills and leadership potential to thrive in adolescence and adulthood.
The "three processes" is what makes the Girl Scout Leadership Experience vastly different than other youth programs that girls encounter. These processes make Girl Scouting unique and make the Girl Leadership Experience powerful and impactful. Plus, they make Girl Scouting fun for girls!
- Girl Led: girls shape their experience by asking questions, offering ideas, and using their imaginations. They even make big decisions, like how to spend their time and money: which activities to do in their troop meetings, where to go on field trips, and what badges to earn.
- Learning by Doing: girls do something and then learn from it. Reflection-when girls think about and discuss their experience-is what helps them learn from it. Program facilitators are trained to guide girls through the reflection process. Intentional reflection builds resiliency and grit for girls. They learn to be flexible, adapt, and step up to challenges.
- Cooperative Learning: girls work together toward a common goal. Teamwork and collaboration are necessary to success in school, work, family, and friendships. Girls learn together, try new things with friends, and solve problems as a team. They’re practicing a critical skill for future success.
GOAL will help young women develop the life skills they need to succeed in academics as well as preparing them for careers in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) fields.
*Due to COVID-19, all volunteer opportunities are virtual at this time*
About Volunteers for Community Impact
3545 Lake Breeze Dr., Orlando, FL 32808, US
Our mission: "Improving Lives Through Volunteerism."
We are the leading organization for senior volunteerism in the greater Central Florida area, serving Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. Just last year, 1,186 caring adult volunteers gave 438,683 hours of service. That is more than $9.5 million dollars worth of volunteer service being poured back into our communities.
Previously known as Florida Senior Programs, VCI has been the sponsoring agency for the REtired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Foster Grandparent Programs since 1977. Our 36 year presence has proven our aptitude for providing meaningful and impactful volunteer experiences.
VCI provides membership benefits and support to volunteers aged 55+, at no cost to the volunteers or their volunteer stations. Just a few of the benefits of membership include: Supplemental insurance while volunteering, a dedicated coordinator, and matching to find the perfect position to fit the interest of the volunteer.