Volunteer Criteria

Steps to Becoming a Volunteer.

Once you have decided to make the commitment to Girl Scouts, we will work with you to determine the best placement for you in the organization and walk you through the application and background screening process. We will then train you for the position, to ensure that you have the tools you need as a volunteer. You will also be asked to officially join Girl Scouts of the USA by paying one-time national membership dues.

We know that when you join the more than 5,000 adult volunteers, who contribute their energy and enthusiasm to the girls of Spirit of Nebraska, it will be a rewarding experience for you.

View our volunteer opportunities to see which position(s) interest you. You may also contact the department directly supporting each opportunity by clicking on the role.

1. Complete a Volunteer Interest Form.

2. You will be contacted by a Volunteer Development Specialist for a placement interview.

3. Complete a background screen and membership registration.
Note: Use "volunteer" as background screen Portal Code. The Volunteer Type is either "New Volunteer", "Existing Volunteer" or "Other". You do not need to complete the Reference Two field. Our background check contains the following consumer reports:
  • Criminal
  • Civil
  • Motor Vehicle Records
4. A Girl Scout staff member will explain which learning sessions to take.

Becoming a Leader
Being a Girl Scout Troop Leader is an experience to treasure. You will learn and grow together with a group of eager, enthusiastic, excited and always inspiring girls. These girls are seeking role models– just like you– to help them make decisions and embark on new adventures.

Keep in mind that you do not have to have a daughter in Girl Scouting to become a leader!

After you fill out the required forms, go through background screen and are placed with a troop, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska requires all leaders, co-leaders, and assistant leaders to go through an orientation and then complete the two learning sessions described below PRIOR TO meeting with girls.

Discovering Girl Scouts – an introduction to Girl Scouts and Girl Scout resources

Connecting to Your Grade Level – a course on the specific Girl Scout age level of your troop.

In order to formalize troop procedures which will allow your troop to operate smoothly, we have created forms for your convenience. We also have resources that you may find valuable when working with your girls. If you have questions concerning our Volunteer Resources, please contact the Help Desk.

Here is additional information for those interested in becoming a Girl Scout Volunteer.

Volunteer Learning Schedule (PDF)

Online, Secure Background Screen (External Link)

Adult Membership Registration Form (PDF)

Membresía Para Adultos (PDF)

You can also become an official adult Girl Scout member through our online registration system.