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Want to support girls in changing our world? GFC volunteers are essential to our mission. All volunteers are provided appropriate training for their position and are supported by staff and professional connections.
For more information, please contact startateam@girlsforachange.org

Girl Action Team Coach (Want to learn more about being a GFC Coach? Click here)
Houston Coach Application
Time commitment: 15 hours per month, Setember-December OR January-April
Girls For a Change is launching Houston's first Girl Action Teams in January 2010. Be a part of the GFC movement in Houston!
Girls For A Change is bringing together a community of women and girls to enhance girls' views of their own potential and encourage their innovative nature. Girls voluntarily sign up to participate in a Girl Action Team. Teams are made up of 5-10 girls and facilitated by two adult women coaches who are trained by Girls For A Change to support the girls' projects and enhance the skills, resources and creativity the girls innately possess. Together the team will plan, fund, implement, and lead a social change through weekly or bi-monthly meetings. Coaches provide a safe, supportive space while partnering with the girls to implement their projects. Coaches are offered training and support by GFC throughout the year.
GFC has followed the recommendations of the Youth Mentoring Institute's SAFE mentor screening process since the first GFC program year. GFC fulfills the following steps as stated in the Institute's guidelines: "A complete screening process includes an orientation, written application, interview, character references, driving record, and pre-match training."
Check out messages from 2007-08 coaches here.

Girl Action Team Consultant
Time commitment: 10-20 hours per year starting anytime - this is a very flexible commitment
In addition to the two ongoing women coaches, girls will need the support and consultation of professionals in a variety of fields as they plan and implement projects. Girl Action Teams can contact consultants any time throughout their project cycle which runs from September through May. For example, a group of young women who were creating an anti-smoking campaign contacted a marketing director of a local corporation who was signed up as a volunteer Consultant. The marketing director helped the girls develop a slogan and a process for evaluating their image which was eventually put on a billboard.

Organizational Volunteer
Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per month
Volunteers interested in helping to plan events or participate in organizational decisions can join a GFC Committee or the Action Board.This is an opportunity to learn about GFC from an organizational perspective and also network with other professionals and GFC staff.


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