Discoveree is run by volunteers for volunteers.
We meet monthly beginning in May and all attend the event.
We typically meet virtually with only two in-person meetings a year.
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Here is our wonderful team of volunteers.
Barbara Jean Guiot
Jobs listed in green blocks are currently open.
About the Committee...
- We meet monthly May to the event on the second Tuesday of the month via Zoom.
- Committee members are able to lead workshops or take workshops at Discoveree.
- We have jobs that happen both ahead of the event (the planning) and the day of the event.
- We are happy to welcome committee members who do not yet know how they want to contribute - you'll figure it out!
Our Discoveree Chair sets the monthly meeting agenda and runs the meetings. They have the ‘big picture’ in mind as they work with the team to set the schedule, coordinate the workshops, and oversee all the day-of logistics.
Discoveree has a new site that we hope will be our partner for a long time. Our site coordinator works with the point person at Chabot College (usually via email) to get the paperwork processed for the event. The site person assigns workshops to rooms and is available the day of the event to handle any site-related issues.
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Are you good with facebook, instagram and twitter? Then we need you! We want to keep interest and engagement about Discoveree up all year. We need someone to develop content and to post it regularly. Only familiar with one platform - that’s fine - you can just create content for that one!
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS COORDINATOR (NEW!)
Participants come from far and wide to attend Discoveree and others do not come because it’s too far. We would like to open the Hayward Cabin to participants who want to drive to the Bay Area on Friday and spend the night. The coordinator would reserve the cabin and coordinate logistics with the participants taking advantage of this opportunity.
DISCOVEREE ASSISTANT COORDINATOR
Every year there are 5-10 older Girl Scouts that come to help out. These are our Discoveree Assistants (DAs). Our Discoveree Assistant Coordinator serves as their chaperone, makes sure the proper forms are turned in, and is the point person for committee members to reach out to when help is needed.
We are looking for someone with photography skills to take pictures during our event. The pictures will be featured on our website, in our newsletter, and on our social media. We want to capture the spirit of the event in photographs!
You will be the most loved person at the event - the person that hands out the lunches! This job includes using our existing vendor, working with that vendor for options and pricing, and coordinating delivery and distribution.
Our secretary takes notes at our monthly meetings to document what was discussed and key decisions. They have the recording and transcript of the zoom meeting to assist them in this process.
WORKSHOP LEADER HOSTESS
Our workshop leaders are all volunteers. They work hard to plan their workshops. We want to make the day as easy as possible so there is a room set aside just for them where they can sit back and relax before/after their workshop and grab a few drinks and snacks. Our hostesses set up the room and provide these treats.
It wouldn’t be a Girl Scout event without evaluations. We need someone to coordinate workshop, workshop leader, and overall event evaluations. This includes preparing them and summarizing the results to the Discoveree Team. Do you like working with data? Then this job might be for you.
In an effort to connect different parts of our Girl Scout community, we open the Discoveree EXPO to groups who have something to share with our audience. The EXPO coordinator handles recruitment, communication and logistics for these groups.
WORKSHOP LEADER GIFT
Our workshop leaders are all volunteers. We want to show our appreciation so every year our gift coordinator comes up with a lovely token of our appreciation. They come up with the idea and create enough to provide each of our workshop leaders with one.
CHILD CARE COORDINATOR (NEW!)
Many Girl Scout volunteers can not attend Discoveree because they have child care responsibilities. This coordinator would find a Senior or Ambassador troop to provide childcare as a free service (they could request donations for a service project, trip, or other troop activity).
WORKSHOP LEADER LIAISON
Our workshop leader liaison (WSLL) works from fall through winter soliciting workshops from our pool of volunteers; coordinating the review of the schedule, website, and room assignments; provides WSLs (workshop leaders) with logistics information and answers all questions. The day of the event they do WSL check in.
CHECK IN COORDINATOR
As our participants arrive they need to receive their name tags, rockers, and pens and to have their questions answered. Our check in coordinator handles the planning and implementation of this.
Our workshop catalog is a website that is currently created in google sites. This person receives workshop titles and descriptions from our workshop leader liaisons and then builds the site.
We know folks sometimes would like a snack or a hot (or cold) beverage while attending Discoveree and we like to provide girls an opportunity to raise money. The concessions liaison works with the girls going on GSUSA Destinations to coordinate this activity.
Our event starts with a brief Opening Ceremony to welcome everyone and provide important announcements. The ceremony can be basic or elaborate - it’s up to our Opening Ceremony coordinator.
Our participant liaison is responsible for communication with our participants ahead of the event and fielding their questions both before the event and at the event. This includes sharing all of the day-of logistics for participants.
Do you like puzzles? Then being our workshop scheduler might be for you. We get upwards of 80 workshops and need to decide how to organize them across four workshop sessions. We need to make sure there are different types of workshops offered each session and to not have workshop leader conflicts. Attention to detail is important for this problem-solving job!
I love working with such an amazing group of women. It's rewarding to see how our hard work benefits all the leaders and volunteers who attend. I know I'm making a difference in the Girl Scout Movement.
- 2020 Discoveree Committee Member