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.
January 2019: Gizelly Criswell
Where do you work and what do you do?
I work for the California Department of Rehabilitation in the Accounting Division in Sacramento headquarter office. I oversee Accounting needs for the Business Enterprise Program. This program provides blind consumers an opportunity to become independent food service professionals in California by running their own vending machine business.
Were you a Girl Scout? If yes, where?
Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to become a Girl Scout while growing up in Brazil. The program was not accessible from where I lived. However, I am fortunate to live the Girl Scout experience through my daughter.
How long have you volunteered with Girl Scouts? What volunteer role
do you have?
I have been volunteering in my daughter’s troop since 2016 - when she joined Girl Scouts. In 2017, I started volunteering as Cookie Manager for our Riverbank Service Unit.
Why do you volunteer for Girl Scouts?
I volunteer for Girl Scouts primarily to make a positive difference in the lives of the girls in our troop and in our Service Unit.
What’s your favorite thing about volunteering with Girl Scouts?
My favorite thing about volunteering with Girl Scouts is seeing the girls making plans together and achieving them with joy.
What advice would you give to young girls?
The advice I would give to young girls is to follow their passion in life, whatever that might be, and never give up even when challenges arise.
Favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavor?
My favorite Girl Scout Cookie is Lemonade.
Outside of volunteering, what are a few of your hobbies?
Outside of volunteering, I love playing volleyball and board games, watching movies and spending time with my family.