• All GSDH Offices and Retail Stores will be closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.
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become a volunteer

Become a Volunteer

Today more than ever, girls are looking for role-models to help them become women of courage, confidence, and character.  By becoming a Girl Scout volunteer, you have the opportunity to be this person to girls in your community.  Being a volunteer with us allows you to share your talents and interests in a safe and fun environment.  Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons has flexible options to meet your needs—whether it is an hour or a year we have a place for you!

Special Considerations Prior to Application

If you meet any of the three conditions below, you are automatically ineligible to become a volunteer with Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons. Please do not apply if you meet any of these conditions:

  • Any felony offense, regardless of type
  • Currently arrested or have an outstanding warrant
  • Any convictions related to child abuse, neglect or endangerment

Becoming a volunteer with us has never been easier!  All volunteer positions require an application and background check. Complete the following steps and we will start your volunteer experience today!

  • Become a registered member of Girl Scouts.  All volunteers are required to be registered members of Girl Scouts of the USA.  The cost is $15 for one year and is renewed annually.  Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
  • Complete a Volunteer Application. If you would prefer to print and mail one in, please use the form here.   Starting January 1, 2015 GSDH released a new volunteer application.  Currently approved volunteers will not need to reapply.
  • Starting January 1, 2015, volunteer candidates will complete a pre-paid online background check through GSDH.  This is a requirement for all volunteer candidates to complete a background check with GSDH. To complete a background check or learn more information, visit our webpage here.
  • Receive your official appointment letter approving you as a volunteer with Girl Scouts.


Once you have received your appointment letter, you are ready to begin your volunteer experience!  If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer or would like more information before applying, do not hesitate to contact the Volunteer Department at volunteer@gsdakotahorizons.org or (605)-336-2978.


Leader’s License: Are you a new leader in fall 2014 or later? If so, you have the option to earn a Leader’s License!
The Leader’s License which is a small recognition for completing all the necessary requirements for becoming a
successful volunteer with GSDH! To see the requirements for a Leader’s License, please view the Leader’s License Application. For any additional questions, contact volunteer@gsdakotahorizons.org.