Girl Scouts love to help others.  Explore these pages to find ideas for projects in our community and its surrounding.

General Tips:

– Start with your own Girl Scout community if you are searching for a project. There isn’t a Brownie Leader in this area that wouldn’t enjoy an older troop taking over a meeting.
– Collecting things to give to others, while easy, is the least memorable service project. Try to come up with ideas that get the girls either making something for someone or going somewhere to volunteer. Meals on Wheels, soup kitchens and nursing homes love tray favors / baked goods….Brownies are very capable of that.
– The hardest part of volunteering is saying yes. No one expects perfection and there are no hard service projects.
– Do not take young children to institutions where they may be uncomfortable with the surroundings. Save it for when they are older and can understand the situation.

For a complete listing of volunteer opportunities in Westchester call the Volunteer Center, 470 Mamaroneck Rd., Mamaroneck, 914-948-4452. Volunteers must be over 14.

For ideas on where to donate goods, call the United Way Gifts in Kind program, 914-997-6700.

General ideas:

  • clean up a park or school yard
  • collect books or toys for kids, clothing for a shelter
  • visit residents in a nursing home
  • serve a meal in a soup kitchen
  • read to younger children
  • help an elderly neighbor with chores
  • bring flowers to patients in a hospital
  • participate in a charity walk, or volunteer to help with one.

Here is some information on organizations in our area which would love your help. If you have other suggestions, please send them to

Local Soup Kitchens and Food Pantries

Local Nursing Homes