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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.

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! 

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.

Favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavor?  
Peanut Butter Patties

Outside of volunteering, what are a few of your hobbies?   

  1. I love to read. I can easily spend a whole day reading and not do anything else!
  2. I like watercolor painting.
  3. I like to work with my hands, so crafting and knitting are important to me.

Past Volunteer Spotlights

May 2018: Nicole Nunez
June 2018: Rathish Jayabharath
July 2018: Heide Allen
August 2018: Carly Narlesky