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Volunteer

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

GirlVentures volunteers 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 victoria@girlventures.org.

 

Resupplies

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.

Availability

Summer 2019

Location

 Palomarin Trailhead, 11 miles round trip

NEEDED

6 volunteers per date


Packing

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

Availability

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!

Availability

Summer 2019 TBD

Location

San Francisco

NEEDED

1-2 volunteers


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.

Availability

Various days in August

Location

San Francisco

NEEDED

12 Volunteers


Mentorships

You can make a difference in a young student's life by becoming a mentor in our Girls Climb On after-school rock climbing program or Youth Advisory Board which supports personal and professional development of our program participants.

 

YAB MENTOR APPLICATION ARE CLOSED FOR 2018 - 2019

GCO Mentor APPLICATION OPEN DECEMBER 15TH for spring 2019

Please visit our Mentor page for more information. 


Events

Help GirlVentures plan 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 our Hike for Girls (hosted by Girls Advisory Board), the Banff Mountain Film Festival and the GirlVentures Annual Gala

AVAILABILITY

Throughout the year

LOCATION

Various

Needed

Please check out our upcoming events!


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. 

 

 

AVAILABILITY

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.

 

Availability

Flexible, 2-3 hour timeframe


Location

Your corporate office, or the GirlVentures Office in San Francisco


Needed

Up to 15 Volunteers


Marathons

Run the legendary New York Marathon or your local Rock'n'Roll Marathon or half marathon while raising funds and awareness for GirlVentures!
Bibs are available for GirlVentures supporters regardless of qualifying time. 

Availability, LOCATION

Any race that works for you!

Find more info on this page.