The volunteers of Girl Scouts—North Carolina Coastal Pines make it possible for girls to learn, grow, and thrive in a safe and girl-led environment. They encourage girls to step outside their comfort zone with their dedication to helping girls unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) by guiding them in their Girl Scout journey. Whether its accompanying girls on a troop camping trip and teaching them skills like cooking outdoors, or serving as a mentor to a Girl Scout as she works to complete her Girl Scout Gold Award, volunteers provide an imperative support system that helps girls to thrive. Every day, Girl Scout volunteers build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world of better place, and Volunteer Appreciation Month is the perfect time to recognize them for their dedication and support of the Movement.
Volunteers range in age, educational background, religion, ethnicity, geographic location, and more, and this diverse group of extraordinary adults work as a team to support girls and create the leaders of tomorrow. In addition to providing an engaging experience for girls, the volunteer experience is rewarding for the volunteers as well. Girl Scout volunteers develop a passion for helping girls see their full potential in life, and nothing is more rewarding than seeing a girl accomplish her goals as a direct result of Girl Scouting. Volunteers develop lifelong friendships with their fellow volunteers as well, united in their mission to help girls. They learn and grow with other volunteers and girls alike, making the volunteer experience one like any other.
“I began volunteering with Girl Scouts six years ago when my daughter needed a Troop leader. I fell in love with watching our girls learn and discover new things,” said longtime Girl Scout Volunteer and recent recipient of the Girl Scout Distinguished Service Award, Carrie Webster. “This girl led organization empowers our girls to become leaders, work with others as a team, set goals, do amazing service projects and gain confidence from what that they do.” Volunteers like Webster provide girls with positive role models that seek out challenges so that they can develop the confidence and skills needed to be leaders in the community.
“We cannot express our gratitude enough for all of the incredible volunteers that serve girls throughout our council,” said Lisa Jones, CEO of Girl Scouts—North Carolina Coastal Pines. “The volunteers are the core of our Movement because they work with girls every day to help give them courage to try new things and pursue their dreams in ways that they never imagined. During Volunteer Appreciation Month, we highlight everything that they do for our girls and our council.”
Interested in helping to build girls of courage, confidence, and character? Join the Movement and become a volunteer today by visiting: http://www.nccoastalpines.org/en/for-volunteers/why-volunteer.html