Anyone who has completed an entire session of ALA California Girls State is considered an alumna of the program. As an alumna, you are cordially invited to continue your involvement with the American Legion Auxiliary and ALA California Girls State in whichever ways you are able. There are a variety of ways to stay connected with the ALA California Girls State program.

New! Apply for the Girls State Alumnae Foundation (GSAF) Internship

Program alumnae from the 2018 session are invited to apply for this paid internship, working with GSAF in a publicity, social media marketing, and PR capacity. Applications open in winter. Read more 

Joining the American Legion Auxiliary

First and foremost, we encourage those who are eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary. Information on ALA eligibility can be found here.

Volunteering for ALA California Girls State

We rely on the dedication of volunteers to run this week-long program each summer for 540 young women.

If you are interested in volunteering in a staff capacity for future sessions of ALA California Girls State, contact us for details on how you can get involved. We also recruit for volunteers through our online alumnae networks. Counselors must be at least 21 years of age or have graduated from college.

Additionally, we encourage you to contact us if you feel that you have skills or resources you can contribute to the work we do year-round to prepare for ALA California Girls State each summer.

Connect with Alumnae


Get connected with our online alumnae network of professional and empowered women across the state and nation. In addition to following our social media, you can join our alumnae foundation's LinkedIn network, or join our Facebook groups for ALA California Girls State alumnae and National ALA Girls State alumnae.

Fundraise and Donate

It costs about $425 to send one delegate to ALA California Girls State. Funding 540 delegates to attend this program comes from the tireless fundraising of local ALA units throughout California, as well as the ALA California Girls State Alumnae Foundation, volunteer staff, and dedicated alumnae. If you would like to donate, you can visit the Alumnae Foundation's website. We also invite you to connect with alumnae to discover creative fundraising ideas!

July of each year is our major fundraising drive, but we accept donations year-round!