GirlVentures is always looking to add to our amazing volunteer community.

Back in 1997, GirlVentures volunteers got the name “fairies” because the women and men in this role, though not often seen by girls, magically made important things appear at the right time during our summer courses. Today, volunteers and fairies play an essential role all year long in both the field and the office to make sure that GirlVentures’ courses are memorable, life-changing experiences!

Check out our volunteer opportunities below and fill out a Volunteer Questionnaire to be part of our volunteer mailing list. You will receive notifications of upcoming opportunities.

To sign up for specific events, email our Outreach and Volunteer Manager, Victoria at

Program Support


Hike to bring in food and supplies to our Project Courage girls at their final campsite
in Point Reyes.

Requirements: Ability to hike this 4 or 11 mile round-trip, easy to moderate trail in one day. Ability to carry a full pack of food weighing about 45-50 lbs. Must be able to provide own hiking shoes/clothes, 2 liters of water and 35-40 liter backpack. Lunch will be provided.

Thursday June 22; 7am - 4pm (11 mile)
Thursday July 13; 7am - 1pm (4 mile)
Location: Point Reyes
Needed: 6 Volunteers per hike

Summer Wrap-Up Days

Send our girls off with nice, clean gear. We outfit all girls with proper outdoor gear before going out on course. Help us wash away last year’s dirt and grime so girls have sparkly clean gear for their expeditions. We are also in need of donations or loans of large basins (garbage bins, storage containers, coolers, etc.) that we can use to soak and scrub the packs.

When: Various days in August
Location: San Francisco
Needed: 11 Volunteers


Help GirlVentures get organized! Support us to pack and label the food and gear for the girls on our courses.

When: Various weekdays and weekends in the summer
Location: The GirlVentures Office in San Francisco
Needed: 2-4 Volunteers

Course Starts and Graduations

Start: Help GirlVentures welcome our girls and their families on the first day of course. Support our team with last-minute gear, food and form checks so we can give the girls a warm send-off before their adventure begins!

Graduation: Welcome the girls back from course, collect, wash and store gear and organize course evaluations. Volunteers are invited to attend the graduation ceremonies, where you will witness a group of girls who have been transformed through their amazing expedition in the woods!

When: See all start and graduation dates here
Location: San Francisco
Needed: 1-2 Volunteers

Outreach & Marketing

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Help GirlVentures support events that raise funds for our program scholarships. Help us make sure these events run smoothly by supporting us to plan, advertise, or staff the event. Some previous events include the Girls Advisory Board Hike, the Banff Mountain Film Festival and the GirlVentures Annual Gala. 

When: Throughout the year
Location: Various
Needed: Please check out our upcoming events!

Administrative Support

Group Projects

Office Assistance

The GirlVentures office is a busy place and we occasionally have projects that require extra attention. If you are interested in volunteering with the GV staff during business hours in our office, we would love your support with things like data entry, organization, and mailings. 

When: Weekdays, flexible schedule
Location: The GirlVentures Office in San Francisco


Group Journal Making

Help us get ready for our summer courses by putting together the Course Journals that are used by the girls every day in the field.

When: Flexible, 2-3 hour timeframe
Location: The GirlVentures Office in San
Francisco or your corporate office
Needed: Up to 15 Volunteers