Each month, we are happy to highlight a volunteer at GSHCC who
dedicates their time and talent to Girl Scouts. Thank you volunteers
for helping build girls of courage, confidence and character who make
the world a better place.
September 2018: Silvia Marwick
Silvia Marwick was not a Girl Scout when she was growing up, but over
the last 11 years she has definitely made up for lost time! Silvia
began volunteering when her daughter joined Girl Scouts and has
volunteered in almost every role possible since then. Thank you Silvia
for your dedication and outstanding volunteer service with Girl Scouts!
Name Silvia Marwick
Where do you work and what do you do? I work for
the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (formerly
the Board of Equalization) under the Technology Services Division as
an IT Associate, specializing in AT&T billing. However, I am
currently on loan as a “Leader United Executive” to the Our Promise
campaign for the State of California/United Way and I will be
working for them until the middle of November 2018.
Were you a Girl Scout? If yes, where? Unfortunately, I
never got to be a Girl Scout. I am making up for lost time!
How long have you volunteered with Girl Scouts? My
daughter, Isabel and I have been Girl Scouts for 11 years.
What volunteer role do you have? I have many roles! I am
a parent volunteer and a GSHCC trainer. I have also volunteered as a
troop leader, driver, first aider, treasurer, cookie manager and fall
product manager. I’m a member of the Land Park Service Team and have
served as the 100th Anniversary liaison, mentor, guest
speaker coordinator and service unit coordinator.
Why do you volunteer for Girl Scouts? First, I wanted my
daughter to be a Girl Scout and for her to have the best Girl Scout
experience possible. But then, I found that Girl Scouts made the best
use of my knowledge and skill base such as organizing events, teaching
and public speaking. I am kind of amazed that someone lets me do all
this stuff and that people listen.
What’s your favorite thing about volunteering with Girl
Scouts? I love the network of friends and support I
receive from Girl Scouts.
What advice would you give to young girls? Try
everything! Don’t be afraid. Don’t stop yourself from new experiences.