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Volunteer Spotlight: Mandy Leyba

Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Mandy Leyba of Pueblo in the Pueblo and Southeastern CO region is a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.

GSCO asked Mandy to answer a few quick questions about her volunteer experience. We hope you find her as inspiring as we did.

Why did you become a Girl Scout volunteer?

My daughter wanted to join Girl Scouts and the troop needed other volunteers, so I signed up.

Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a Girl Scout.

  1. Leader – Organize the troop

  2. Mom – Be there for my daughter, so we can have time together

  3. Friend to girls and parents

  4. Mentor to the girls, showing them how to do things

What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?

  1. Patience to slow down to show all the girls how to do things

  2. Leadership to stand up and lead my troop and parents

  3. Multi-tasking, not only am I a leader, but I’m parent

What do you hope girls have learned from you?

  1. Be more independent and speak up

  2. Not hide behind their parents

  3. Come out of their comfort zone

How has your experience as a volunteer helped you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)?

I’ve always been a G.I.R.L., but being a volunteer has given me the confidence I need to be a G.I.R.L. and the privilege to help girls and other parents to become a G.I.R.L.

Want to nominate a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado to spotlight? Please email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org. 

The nomination deadline for 2020 Volunteer Recognition Awards is April 30. GSCO invites members statewide to take this opportunity to recognize an outstanding volunteer by nominating them for a Volunteer Recognition Award. Nominators are responsible for ensuring enough endorsements are submitted to support their nomination of a volunteer for an award. Your volunteer support specialist can check nomination and endorsement submissions for you. Learn more.

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