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Volunteer Spotlight

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.

May 2019: Leah Parkhurst

Volunteer Spotlight  - Abby Silver

Leah Parkhurst

Where do you work and what do you do? 
I work at the Gordon D. Schaber Courthouse in Sacramento. I perform various duties for the court such as preparing files for hearings, processing files after hearings, and helping defendants sign up for court-ordered programs after their hearing. Currently though, I am training in the Expungement process of the court where defendants can file to have their records expunged or probation terminated. 

Were you a Girl Scout? If yes, where?
I have not been a Girl Scout myself, but have enjoyed volunteering for the organization very much! 

How long have you volunteered with Girl Scouts? What volunteer role do you have?
I have been a volunteer with Girl Scouts for about 8 months. I am a volunteer facilitator, and I teach Forensic Investigations workshops at the STEM Center + MakerSpace in Sacramento.

Why do you volunteer for Girl Scouts? 
I volunteer for Girl Scouts because I love the opportunity to teach girls not only Forensic Investigation skills but also observational and critical thinking skills useful in a wide range for problem-solving. 

What’s your favorite thing about volunteering with Girl Scouts?
My favorite thing about volunteering for Girl Scouts is watching girls build confidence by being able to solve something intricate that also does good for the world. 

What advice would you give to young girls?
Always challenge yourself. If it’s not hard, it’s too easy. 

Favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavor?
Thin Mints!

Outside of volunteering, what are a few of your hobbies? 
Playing guitar, drawing, running, reading and writing. 



Past Volunteer Spotlights

May 2018: Nicole Nunez
June 2018: Rathish Jayabharath
July 2018: Heide Allen
August 2018: Carly Narlesky
September 2018: Silvia Marwick
October 2018: Anne Otter
November 2018: Tamarin Austin
December 2018: Jenni Payton Moore
January 2019: Gizelly Criswell
February 2019: Sara Egelhoff
March 2019: Edie Hannigan
April 2019: Abby Silva