Would you like to become an Adult Volunteer?
The role of the Service Unit is to promote and uphold the mission of GSNMT and GSUSA in partnership with Council staff in order to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Specific emphasis is on reaching girls and adults from every demographic within Council jurisdiction. Volunteer management teams guide and support local Girl Scouting ensuring Council policies and procedures are administered and adhered to.
Your support team may help by:
- Filling in for you
- Arranging meeting places
- Being responsible for communicating with girls and parents/guardians
- Locating adults with special skills to facilitate a specialized meeting
- Assisting with trips and chaperoning
- Managing group records
Remember to call on your volunteer support team. This team can help you observe a meeting, assign you a buddy, help with registration, assist you with opening a bank account, plan your first meeting, and so on. Also plan to attend Service Unit meetings—usually held several times throughout the year—that provide excellent opportunities to learn from other volunteers.
A full service unit list with area covered is on the GSNMT Support page.
Albuquerque Service Units by public school
GSNMT Regional Managers and the areas they support:
||Desert Skies, Eisenhower,Jackson. Jefferson/Washington|
||Bernalillo, Cuba, Desert Rose, NW Mesa|
||Cubero, Gallup, Grants, Zuni Pueblo|
||Chama, Dos Rios, Dulce, San Juan|
||Alamosa, Belen, Mountain View, Rio Abajo, Socorro|
||Clayton, Clovis, Portales, Santa Rosa, Tucumcari|
||Angel Fire, Embudo, Espanola, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Ohkay Owingeh, Raton, Santa Fe, Taos, White Rock|
Positions Available for 2014-2015 Membership Year:
Service Unit Manager: is appointed by and works in partnership with Council to oversee and coordinate Girl Scouting in their area. She/he is responsible for the development, extension, and maintenance of girl and adult membership. Plans and directs the delivery of services to girls and adults holding Service Unit meetings on a regular basis. The Service Unit Manager also approves Troop/Group trips and money-earning activities, as well as the ongoing mentoring and coaching of area volunteers.
Service Unit Co-Managers: Primary duties are to plan and direct the delivery of services to our local area. You will work in partnership with Council representatives to provide support for troop leaders, as well as recruit, train and direct the Service Unit team.
Girl Recruiter: Primary duties are to distribute flyers to schools and coordinate volunteers to provide information about Girl Scouts during local open houses. Help to coordinate recruitment events in Sept and Dec. If you enjoy engaging with the public and talking to families this may be the right fit for you!
Adult Recruiter: Primary duties are to share the benefits of volunteering through distribution of flyers, speaking to groups of adults, and posting on social media the specific needs of the Service Unit. If you have a large network and enjoy meeting new people this is the job for you.
Troop Organizer: Primary duties are to keep track of troops and their members and to place new girls in troops. If you are organized and love to keep things in line, this job is for you!
Trainer: Primary duties are to provide volunteers with Girl Scout volunteer trainings. This is a learning opportunity with on the job training. You will have support from other local trainers and be provided all the education you need to fill the role.
Treasurer: Primary duties are to hold and maintain the Service Unit checking account. You will oversee, administer, and track the bank accounts and funds of the Service Unit.
Magnut Manager: Primary duties are to coordinate council sponsored fall fundraiser. Training will be provided during kickoff and support provide throughout the duration of the fundraiser. You will oversee the distribution of fundraising paperwork, collect and process orders, oversee the delivery of product. This fundraiser takes place Sept each year and wraps up with delivery of incentives in early Dec. Training for this position is provided.
Cookie Manager: Primary duties are to coordinate council sponsored spring fundraiser. Training will be provided during kickoff and support provide throughout the duration of the fundraiser. You will oversee the distribution of fundraising paperwork, collect and process orders, oversee the delivery of product. This fundraiser takes place Jan each year and wraps up with delivery of incentives in early May. Training for this position is provided.
Secretary: Primary duties are to record meeting and activities of the Service Unit. Notes, minutes, calendars will be distributed to all leaders via the Service Unit email account.
Program Coordinator: Primary duties are to plan and direct local events in your area for Girl Scouts. You may also be asked to help plan and support Annual Council wide events.
Outdoor Programs: Primary duties are to assist in any activities and trainings required for camping, hiking, overnight travel, rock climbing, etc. Requires GSNMT Outdoor Core training.
Troop Leaders: Engage and guide a group of Girl Scouts. Help them Discover, Connect, and Take Action to make the world a better place. Girl Scout troops are built with 2 leaders and provide girls with weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly meeting to learn and explore the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Training and support provided.
Travel Liaison: Recruit, coordinate, and guide 8th-12th grade girls as they discover where Girl Scouts can take them through our Destinations program. http://www.girlscouts.org/forgirls/travel/destinations/ This will be a new program in the area and you will work closely with your local Youth Development Specialist.
Do you still have questions? Contact your local Regional Manager to find out more information about the Service Unit Team in your area.