Volunteer Spotlight: Angela Deemer

Like many Girl Scout leaders, Angela Deemer decided to volunteer because she wanted to spend more time with her daughter and her friends. Plus, as a former Girl Scout herself, she was familiar with the organization. Little did she know at the time, her decision would lead her to a 20-year (and counting!) leadership journey.Continue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Angela Deemer”

Volunteer Spotlight: Kelsey Marsh

“When I was a Girl Scout, I enjoyed it because of my amazing leader. I wanted to follow in her footsteps,” Kelsey Marsh says. Kelsey fondly remembers the 11 years she spent as a Girl Scout, earning her Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards, the highest awards a girl can earn in Girl Scouts. These areContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Kelsey Marsh”

Volunteer Spotlight: Jo Ann Messett

As a Girl Scout volunteer, Jo Ann Messett remembers a specific girl in her troop who lacked self-esteem. The young girl doubted her intelligence and insisted that she would never attend college. Jo Ann mentored her in Girl Scouts over the years and like most volunteers, she enjoyed watching her learn and grow while buildingContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Jo Ann Messett”

Volunteer Spotlight: Alecia Sherbondy

Alecia Sherbondy became a volunteer with Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania because of the wonderful experiences her troop leaders provided her as a Girl Scout growing up. She remembers the volunteers who worked hard to create memories that would last her a lifetime, and she wishes more people realized how much time so many great peopleContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Alecia Sherbondy”

Volunteer Spotlight: Melanie Hansen

It’s important for volunteer Melanie Hansen to instill in girls the idea that they are part of a larger community and that it is their responsibility to help make the world a better place. “By living the Girl Scout Law throughout their lives, they can make a difference,” she says. Melanie became a volunteer withContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Melanie Hansen”

Volunteer Spotlight: Lillian Marquez

When Lillian Marquez and her daughter saw information about Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania posted at their local library, they both decided to join. Now, nine years later, Lillian is thankful for the decision they made and for the opportunities they have both experienced through Girl Scouts. She enjoys seeing girls explore their potential while learningContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Lillian Marquez”

Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Dobbins

When Amy Dobbins became aware that her local area needed a leader, she volunteered to lead a troop of girls, many who were her daughter’s friends. She recalled a similar experience she had when she was a Girl Scout. “I wanted them to build the skills of leadership and service that I learned in GirlContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Dobbins”

Thursday THANKS! featuring GSWPA volunteers

When it comes to recognizing the ongoing commitments of GSWPA’s volunteers, we asked our staff who know best—the Volunteer Support Specialists at our council. These staff are in the front row watching our volunteers plan events, offering help whenever it’s needed, and cheering them on. During National Volunteer Month, we will feature highlights from ourContinue reading “Thursday THANKS! featuring GSWPA volunteers”

Thursday THANKS! featuring GSWPA volunteers

When it comes to recognizing the ongoing commitments of GSWPA’s volunteers, we asked our staff who know best—the Volunteer Support Specialists at our council. These staff are in the front row watching our volunteers plan events, offering help whenever it’s needed, and cheering them on. During National Volunteer Month, we will feature highlights from ourContinue reading “Thursday THANKS! featuring GSWPA volunteers”

Because of you, the Girl Scout volunteer

April is National Volunteer Month, and I am thrilled to celebrate our amazing volunteers and recognize all that you do for your Girl Scouts. This past year has brought hurdles no one could have imagined. All our staff here at GSWPA are inspired by the ways our volunteers—YOU—have persevered to show girls what it meansContinue reading “Because of you, the Girl Scout volunteer”