Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Michelle Pierce of Lakewood in the Metro Denver region is a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.
GSCO asked Michelle to answer a few quick questions about her volunteer experience. We hope you find her as inspiring as we did.
Why did you become a Girl Scout volunteer?
When my oldest daughter was going to kindergarten, I knew I wanted her to have the Girl Scout experience I had as a child. My mom was the leader and I just knew I wanted to be one as well. (That was 10 years ago now!)
Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a Girl Scout.
Well, I think I have had most every position you can have. I am a troop leader for two troops (both daughters), TCM for both troops, FPM for both troops, service unit manager for Rosewood, SUCM and SUFPM. Several years ago, I was the school coordinator for Dennison Elementary.
What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?
The girls teach me new things all of the time. Teamwork with other leaders. Having support and friendships that are lasting because we have a same interest. Organization skills have improved. So much more.
What do you hope girls have learned from you?
They are important. Leading and growing into strong young women. Know that they can accomplish anything they set their mind to.
How has your experience as a volunteer helped you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)?
Be able to set goals and and take risks in life both professionally and personally. Also, to lead others to to get a common goal accomplished.
Want to nominate a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado to spotlight? Please email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at email@example.com.