GSNorCal Volunteer Essentials

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WELCOME TO GSNorCal's

VOLUNTEER ESSENTIALS

Use this e-book in combination with our online resources and training links to help you in your volunteer role throughout the year. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of girls! Questions? Can't find what you need? No need to know which staff member to ask! For any question phone: 800-447-4475 Ext 0 or email: info@GirlScoutsNorCal.org

Where did the CRG go? What is Volunteer Essentials?

Formerly referred to as the CRG in its printed form, this electronic guide is called Volunteer Essentials, and is filled with information about Girl Scouting and specifically about GSNorCal.

How do I use Volunteer Essentials?

There are quite a few ways to find what you need:

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Table of Contents

You can use the Table of Contents to quickly find topics in this guide including information on Girl Scout traditions, responsibilities, leadership, awards, badges and so much more. All of the chapters and topics are clickable, and will take you right to that spot. Get to the Table of Contents by clicking "home" or use the quick links at the top of each page.

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Quick Links

You can use the clickable quick links at the top of each page to jump to any of the other chapters or to the Table of Contents or Glossary. You can also use quick links on each page to get to the topics within that chapter more quickly (these are the same topics listed on the Table of Contents). The chapter name where you currently are will be slightly larger and bold. The chapters are color-coded to assist you in navigating.

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Right Menu Bar

Use the Table of Contents on the right bar (desktop view) or at the bottom of the page (mobile view). The chapter where you currently are will show in black.

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Search

Search the entire Volunteer Essentials by entering key words or phrases on the search bar at the top of the page.

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Find

Search just the page you're on by clicking on Ctrl F (PC) or Cmd F (Mac) to find key words or phrases on that page. Depending on your browser, your search box will likely be in the upper or lower left, or one of the other corners of your page. The word or phrase you searched for will be highlighted. You can go from one to the next with the Previous and Next buttons.   

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Button to Top

There are buttons at the end of most sections in Volunteer Essentials that will take you back to the top of that page to enable you to use the quick links to quickly move from one section to another.

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Links in Volunteer Essentials

Links to specific areas of Volunteer Essentials are hyperlinked. For people using Volunteer Essentials as a printed document, the chapter and section name are included. To assist you, those references are color coded with the chapter color, and listed like this: [CHAPTER: Section]. Links to a section of Volunteer Essentials will open in the same window. Where a specific form or document is listed, the name of the form is hyperlinked to the specific form, along with the place to get forms on the council website where you can type in the name of the form: www.GSNorCal.org/forms. Links to external links (outside Volunteer Essentials) will open in a new window.

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