Registration & Screening Requirements

All volunteers must be registered members. Screening is not required for volunteers who only work with adults.

Required Courses for New Mentors
New mentors should sign up for one of the new mentor training webinars. To sign up for the next webinar contact Mary Holzheimer at
Resources For Current Mentors

In order to better support new volunteers, we recommend that you are familiar with the steps to start a troop, troop resources, service unit resources, and the training for new troop leaders.

  • GS101
  • Become A Volunteer
  • Forming Your Troop/Group
  • Meeting With Parents
  • Money Matters
  • Girl Scout Program
  • Safety-Wise
  • Meeting With Girls
  • Grade Level Training
  • Outings, Short Trips, and Overnights

If you are already a mentor and have questions, contact us at



Thank You So Much for Volunteering to be a Girl Scouts of Northern California mentor!



What Does A Mentor Do?

Mentors are a group of dedicated, hardworking volunteers who recognize the value of the Girl Scout program and give their time to help others make the most out of their commitment in becoming a Girl Scout volunteer. A mentor provides ongoing support for new leaders by guiding them through the first steps of Girl Scout leadership, sharing program ideas and resources, helping solve problems, interpreting GSUSA and GSNorCal information, and being available to assist and support new leaders as needed. Learn more about being a mentor; download the Position Description.

Who can be a Mentor?

Any registered and screened adult 18 or older, female or male, who has completed the required courses (listed to the right).

How Do I  Become a Mentor?

If you haven't already done so, become a registered member, then complete the required courses (course link to the right). If you would like to find out how to volunteer for this role, please contact Mary Holzheimer at or call 800-447-4475, ext. 8003 to get more information and sign up for a mentor training webinar.

Resources For Current Mentors

Mentors should be familiar with the steps to start a troop for new troop leaders and all the forms and resources that new troop leaders need to know to get their new troop started.