One of the secrets to the success of Girls State is the group of outstanding counselors who enjoy working with Virginia’s future leaders.
To apply to be a Girls State Counselor, meet these criteria:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have no criminal record
- Complete the Jr. Counselor application.
- If you are selected, undergo a background check. Background checks are required of all staff members who are involved with the girls of Girls State. We must attest to Longwood University that all ALA Virginia Girls State counselors are of the highest caliber and no individuals with criminal histories involving crimes against children, are volunteers with Girls State. This process is to protect the program, you, and the participants. Those selected to be counselors will be reimbursed for this expense.
Email the completed application to
Mail the completed application to
413 Branch Road S.E.
Vienna, VA 22180