All of our volunteers deserve a spotlight because they make sure our Girl Scouts thrive! This week we are recognizing two special volunteers from Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana from Troop 45856; Jill Verde and Tisha Eisenmenger!
Tisha began her involvement with Girl Scouts five years ago as a Troop Support volunteer for her daughter’s troop: “I was a Girl Scout for three years when I was a child, and I have so many fun memories of those times. When my daughter joined Girl Scouts as a Daisy, Jill and I decided to take the leap and form our own troop that would focus on the girl’s interests and desire to help the community. Three years later, we have worked with an amazing group of girls and families who have already done so much. These girls are going to change the world!”
Jill has eight years of experience as a Girl Scout leader, and as a team, Tisha and Jill have a passion for helping their girls share their ideas. Just this past year, their troop invited the community to explore their very own fairy garden in the Chipmunk Woods for their service project “Fairies of Volo Bog.”
Their “Fairies of Volo Bog” project is among Tisha’s favorite memories as a Girl Scout leader: “The girls learned all about the Volo Bog and created an amazing project that has raised money and awareness of the importance of the bog has to our community. The troop has been asked to reinstall the project in August and have it as a yearly recurring display.”
Tisha and Jill are excellent facilitators of their girls’ love for community service, and they are currently participating in a painting service project for a non-profit children’s theater program in Crystal Lake. “We love to volunteer and help the community in any way we can.”
Their advice to other Girl Scout volunteers and leaders: “Get your families and friends to volunteer. It makes a difference when you let others help you.”
“We couldn’t do what we do without our Girl Scouts, their families, and our two amazing assistant leaders Sara Melzer and Aimee Briggs.”
All of us at Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana say a big thank you, to Jill and Tisha! We appreciate you, your dedication, work, and wonderful contributions!
Want to Learn More About Volunteering? Join us for a Virtual Open House!
Whether you can commit a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with GSGCNWI is both flexible and rewarding.
You are invited to join the Associate Board on Tuesday, May 18 at 6:00 pm for a virtual volunteer open house where we will showcase three different ways to support young women, including opportunities around the “Expert Connection” program, the “Becoming Me” program, and the Associate Board.
Lead Girls Through Our Becoming Me Program Series
Inspired by themes from Michelle Obama’s Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers, this new program series will guide girls of all ages to become their best selves.
Volunteer to guide girls as they explore the truth in their own stories and the power of their voices! You will work with girls during 6-8 fun-filled and inspirational virtual sessions.