We adore our volunteers. Once a month, we'll feature a deserving Girl Scouts of Central Illinois volunteer in our Volunteer Spotlight.
If you would like to nominate a volunteer for the Volunteer Spotlight feature, send a brief description of the volunteer’s service and a photo, if possible, to Rhiannon Gurley You may also complete the Volunteer Spotlight Nomination form and email to Rhiannon or submit it to your local service center.
Donna Wagner - June 2013
After 56 years of faithful and enthusiastic service to the Girl Scouts, Donna Wagner is stepping down as a volunteer. In addition to her volunteer work, Donna was an employee of Green Meadows Council from 1976 to 1981. She was awarded the Thanks Badge in 1987 and the Appreciation Pin in 1994, as well as the Honor Pin from Girl Scouts of Central Illinois. In her time with Girl Scouts, Donna worked with many troops and loved interacting with the older age levels. Donna has also served on the Service Area Leadership Team for Urbana-Champaign as the community organizer, as well as a facilitator/trainer and a mentor for new troop leaders. Donna loves the outdoors and has worked to bring that love back to the girls she serves.
Thank you, Donna, for your many years of service to Girl Scouts!
Colleen Stuart - January 2013
Colleen is an exceptional volunteer who helps show her girls what Girl Scouts can do for them and the importance of giving back to an organization.
Colleen has been a troop leader for 15 years and has stepped up to serve multiple positions for the council.
Colleen currently serves as a challenge course facilitator and cookie coordinator and has most recently become a member of the Springfield program planning committee. Not only does she serve the council through specific roles, she is also always willing to jump in and lend a hand. Already this year, Colleen has assisted at Ready, Set, Lead (an adult training); ran Geocacher (an Adventure Guide program); volunteered her time for the Cookie Rally held on January 5, 2013; and has also stepped up to lead two troops in her service area that were in need of an adult volunteer.
Colleen is an exceptional woman, and we are very excited for her to stand in our first Volunteer Spotlight!
Thank you, Colleen, for all of your hard work and dedication to the girls of GSCI.