FARMINGDALE, NJ - The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is looking for volunteers to help its more than 15,000 Girl Scouts throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties achieve their dreams. Volunteers are the backbone of the Girl Scout movement and key to the delivery of the Girl Scout program. As mentors to girls, they inspire, motivate and are instrumental in helping girls build self-esteem and leadership skills for the future.

Recognizing the busy schedules many adults face today, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore provides fun, flexible options that enable volunteers to pick the roles and activities that are of most interest to them through long-term, short-term and one-time opportunities. Short-term or one-time volunteers can facilitate a program or welcome girls into their business for a real-world learning experience, while long-term volunteers can lead a multi-week program or offer to lead a troop for the Girl Scout year.

"The best part about being a volunteer is introducing so many new girls to the joy of Girl Scouting and watching their faces light up each time they earn a patch or accomplish a community task," said Kelly Fitzpatrick, leader of Brownie Troop 244 in Lacey Township. "They make me proud to be a volunteer!"
No matter what avenue taken as a Girl Scout volunteer, the benefits will be abundant for both the volunteer and the girl.

For more information about becoming a volunteer, please call (800) 785-2090 or visit www.girlscoutsjs.org/volunteer.