National Recruitment Week - Volunteer, Parent and Staff Engagement
When you just can't wait for what you'll do next, you can do anything.
Girl Scouts is dedicating the week of September 30–October 7 to getting the word out to adults who care about girls in their communities and want to make a difference. As Girl Scout volunteers, they can help girls make friends, have new adventures, and do great things.
During this week, together as one Girl Scout Movement--Volunteers, Guardians, and Staff become one voice to rally around Girl Scout National Recruitment Week.
Let's work together to get the word out about the positive impact Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Volunteers make on girls and communities.
This is how we’ll do it . . .Social Media is our strategy Join Us!
Check out our campaign toolkit for sample posts, background information and graphics to support your engagement this week. Also, look at the tabs below to participate in fun activities each day.
- 1. Build
- 2. Get
- 3. Inspire
- 4. Stay
- 5. Finish
Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29
- Tweet volunteer and Girl Scout-related questions usingthe #ICantWait to engage audiences and have them reflect on the fun and adventure of their Girl Scout experiences
- Via social media channels, share with your friends/followers Girl Scouts’ Honorary National President, First Lady Michelle Obama’s video, where she highlights the importance of volunteering for Girl Scouts
- Post engaging questions that ask audience about things they couldn’t wait to do as a child/Girl Scout
- Post and Share "I Can’t Wait.." Campaign Videos
Sunday, September 29
- View, Post and share a volunteer call-to-action video from Girl Scouts’ Honorary National President and First Lady Michelle Obama.
In this video, Girl Scouts' Honorary President, First Lady Michelle Obama will ask every adult to volunteer with Girl Scouts! Volunteers are needed to work directly with girls as troop leaders or to share their specialized expertise (e.g. photography, finance, etc.) with girls. Volunteers are also needed to work behind the scenes to support other volunteers. No matter the position, Girl Scout volunteers hone leadership skills, gain valuable job experience, participate in their community, and ultimately empower and inspire girls. Beginning Sept. 30, the video can be found at girlscouts.org or by visiting www.youtube.com/user/girlscoutvideos/videos
- Share the video and tell potential volunteers and direct viewers to girlscouts.org
Tuesday, October 1
Share your stories (phone video testimonials, quotes, images, etc.)
- Post testimonial video explaining why you can’t wait to support troop with chocolates and magazines
- Join on girlscouts.org
- Volunteer Voices: Tweet graphic (brief volunteer quote paired with kaleidoscope trefoil). Engage audience by asking about their own “I Can’t Wait To” ideas. Retweet responses
Our goal is to instill confidence, leadership skills, and a collaborative spirit in girls. But the key to teaching them those life lessons is imparting fun, imagination, and the joy of anticipation into everything we do.
Check Out the "I Can't Wait..." Tool Kit.
Wednesday, October 2
- Volunteer Voices: Post graphic (brief volunteer quote paired with kaleidoscope trefoil) to highlight the fun and excitement of Girl Scouting. Engage audience by asking about their own “I Can’t Wait To” ideas.
Thursday, October 3
Friday, October 4
- Post girl and adult video (cell, flip standard cameras) testimonials---I Can’t Wait To...
Saturday, October 5
- Post photos of girl scouts who Can't Wait To..
- Continue engagement with Facebook posts and Twitter tweets that provide fill-in-the-blank “I Can’t Wait To” statements
- Retweet posts from @gsgatl