Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Kristina Gonzalez is a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.
GSCO asked Kristina 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?
My daughter is a Girl Scout, and this is something we enjoy doing together.
Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a Girl Scout.
As a troop leader, I enjoy planning meetings and watching the girls learn and grow. It is an amazing experience to see the girls develop strength and independence, and build relationships with the other girls. I feel like it is a privilege to be part of their journeys, and to be able to support these girls as they grow and learn.
What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?
So many things! I have learned how to be supportive and kind, while taking a step back and letting the girls run the show. I have learned that these girls are so resilient and strong! The last year has been so tough for everyone, but these girls still show up to meetings with a smile on their face and a genuine excitement to learn and be with their Girl Scout sisters.
What do you hope girls have learned from you?
I really hope that the girls learn that they are smart, funny, brave, and resilient! The strength and spirit that these girls have is so amazing, and I hope that they have learned that they are truly AMAZING!
Want to nominate a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado to spotlight? Please email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org.