Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Community Service has long been a major focus of Girl Scouts. To help you to find ways to make the world a better place, we have designed the Community Service page.
Send Holiday Greetings to our Armed Forces!
Girl Scouts Troops can help make the Holidays a little brighter for the men and women who keep our country safe. You can make greeting cards. The cards will be shipped overseas as part of DHL’s Operation Holiday Cheer shipment.
All cards should be brought to GSNC Service Center by Wednesday, December 4th.
CARDS ONLY (please, no food or candy) should be placed in a large envelope addressed to DHL’s Operation Holiday Cheer.
Through January 3, 2014, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s will be collecting new and gently used coats, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for children, women and men for The INN in Hempstead.
The INN operates 16 soup kitchens, 3 shelters and a long term housing initiative across Nassau and Suffolk. The first location was in Hempstead, and started with the support and efforts of Garden City residents. Let’s keep that spirit of giving alive in The INN’s 30th year helping our fellow Long Islanders in need.
Items can be brought to Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty located at 102 Seventh Street, Garden City. Items can be dropped off Monday through Saturday from 5:00am to 5:00pm 9-5 and on Sundays between 10:00am and 4:00pm between Thanksgiving and January 3, 2014.
Visit With Local Residents
Do you love playing board games? Do you have a hobby or interest that you would like to share? AHRC Nassau is looking for Girl Scouts over the age of 16 to provide companionship for individuals in their residential program. AHRC Nassau is an agency that provides services and supports to adults with an intellectual disability. You could really make a difference! Contact Jerri Walker at 516-293-2016 x 5281 to get more information and to volunteer.
This is an activity that would qualify for the Community Service Bar.
Weekly Volunteer Opportunity for High School Girls
North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center needs volunteers to work with children's activity groups. Volunteers would assist children with arts and crafts projects, playing games, and learning social skills. Volunteers are needed at their Roslyn Heights location on Tuesday evenings, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Volunteers are also needed at their Westbury location on Wednesday evenings from 5:00pm to 7:30pm.
Questions? Contact Margo Posillico Messina LCSW-R at 516-626-1971, ext. 370
Note: This volunteer position is approved for the Senior and Ambassador "Community Service Bar".
Girls Needed to Volunteer at Local Nursing Home
Make the lives of others brighter and share special talents!! Intergenerational activities for the elderly!! These programs or visits can be ½ hour to 1 hour long.
Volunteer opportunities are also available for your Community Service Bar. Drop by to pick up an application from the receptionist. The programs include an orientation and volunteering for a minimum of 20 hours. These hours are available around the school schedule, evenings and weekends. The volunteers will assist directly with the recreation staff helping the residents maximize their participation during activities.
Please contact Karen Toback; Recreation Director at 516-719-9402
Sands Point Center For Health & Rehabilitation
1440 Port Washington Boulevard
Port Washington, NY 11050
GSNC Summer Service Challenge
This summer, Girl Scouts of Nassau County is challenging you to perform community service. Simply print a copy of the GSNC Summer Service Challenge Log and fill it in every time you take part in a community service activity. At the end of the summer, return the log to the GSNC Shop. Let’s see how many hours Girl Scouts of Nassau County can get towards the Summer Service Challenge.
The GSNC Summer Service Challenge patch will be available for purchase from the GSNC Shop mid-August for $1.50.