Speak Up, Stand Out

Speak Up, Stand Out
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Are you ready to make an impact on the ways Girl Scouting reaches your community? We are seeking passionate and committed Girl Scout members willing to take an active role in shaping Girl Scouting in Kansas.

The Volunteer Advisory Committee (VAC) shares input to shape volunteer guidelines and resources, volunteer events, and training. Volunteers trouble-shoot and problem-solve so that volunteer support services can be designed around volunteer needs. Speak up!

The VAC will include members from all regions of the council and meets primarily by conference calls.

What’s in it for me?

Joining the VAC is a chance for you to:

  • Have a positive impact on an organization that you love and care about!
  • Meet Girl Scout members from outside your home community.
  • Gain valuable experience on planning, policies, and managing outcomes – experience that might help with a job or college application!
  • Help bring new members in Girl Scouts by sharing your experiences with others.
  • Have fun!

How much time will the VAC require of me?

Most of the VAC meetings will take place by conference call. The exact schedule and meeting times will be determined by committee members, but you will be expected to commit several hours each month for the committee meeting and any meeting preparation. As the committee focuses on different projects, such as Leadership Conference planning or reviewing volunteer resources, subcommittees may meet for a short-time. We ask that committee members be willing to commit to a one-year term.

Why create these committees?

Council staff is responsible for overseeing opportunities for more than 12,000 girls and more than 4,000 adults who participate in Girl Scouting in different ways. We are constantly seeking member feedback, through meetings, surveys, and social media, so the Volunteer Advisory Committee is the next logical step. We want to create an opportunity for dedicated Girl Scout volunteers, who are invested in the Girl Scout experience, to help us make that experience better!

Where do I sign up?

Fill out the form below to apply for the VAC (volunteers). Applicants must have a current (within 3 years) volunteer application and criminal background check on file and must be currently registered members. The VAC will be limited to six to eight members.

The application is a chance for you to share why you are interested in being a committee member and how you believe you can contribute to the committee.

We accept applications at any time and review applications as they come in. Applicants will be contacted within two weeks of submitting an application.


Contact Holly Slawkowski at hslawkowski@gskh.org.

Advisory Committee Member Application

  • Section One: Applicant Information

    Please select the best time to call
  • Section Two: Advisory Committee

  • Section Three: References

    Please provide two personal references with contact information.
  • Section Four: Signature

  • My electronic signature certifies that the information I have provided is true.
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