Girls Guides

You believe that girls are strong, smart and bold. Our Girls Guide volunteer opportunity is the essential way to be involved with girls and deliver our gender specific, research-based programs.

Our after-school Girls Groups provides Girls with the confidence and self-esteem to access a bright and economically independent future.

We are currently in the midst of our Fall Girls Groups. Please check the Events Calendar to view the dates of our Winter Girls Guides Trainings or fill out our simple online Volunteer Application to start the process!


  • Girls Inc. will provide you with training in group facilitation, age-appropriate and gender specific program delivery, and highly researched, ready-made curricula and activities for you to implement with our Girls Groups.
  • Train to become a Girls Guide Facilitator, and we’ll pair you with either a fellow volunteer or a staff facilitator


Our programs are typically delivered after-school, Monday -Thursday and begin between the hours of 1PM-5PM. The majority of our groups are in North and Southeast Portland  and we will have a few sites in Hillsboro this winter as well.

Held once per week for eight consecutive weeks in the fall, winter, and spring, our Girls Groups mimic the Portland Public School calendar and each Group usually lasts from 90-minutes to 120 minutes each.

We take special care to match you with a group that works for you; one that is conveniently located and during the hours that fit your schedule whenever possible.

Expect to commit 3 hours per week, (which includes prep time before each Group and wrap-up after each Group), plus 4 hours for training.

In total, becoming a volunteer co-facilitator asks for about 30 hours of your time over a 2.5 month period: that’s about 12 hours a month for 2.5 months.


Media Literacy teaches girls to interpret, critically analyze and respond to messages from the media

Economic Literacy teaches girls to become economically independent through money management

Operation SMART introduces girls to science, math, and technology-related careers

Allies in Action teaches girls how to overcome relational aggression—otherwise known as bullying.

And more!


Here’s what the process looks like:

  1. Apply to be a volunteer online
  2. Receive an email from Girls Inc and complete “Intake Form”
  3. Commit to the Girls Guide training date
  4. Background check
  5. Co-Lead a program!

Please go the “Events” page to view our Winter Girls Guide Training dates. 

Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon is committed to providing a rewarding, educational and supportive volunteer experience. As a Girls Guide/Volunteer Facilitator, our Program Coordinators will be your personal liaison, ready to help with your success at every turn.

We look forward to learning about your specific interests and to meeting you sometime soon! Thanks for supporting our Northwest Girls!

Opportunity Requirements:Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to participate in this opportunity. All volunteers who will have direct contact with girl clients are also required to undergo a thorough screening process before beginning service. All volunteer records are maintained in a locked physical file.


Apply to volunteer with Girls Inc.

Please complete our online application to begin the process to volunteer with Girls Inc.