Volunteer

The impact Girls on the Run makes is dependent on dedicated volunteers like you, who are committed and passionate about our mission and vision.

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Become a Coach

Coaches are the heart of our program! Each season, two or more volunteer coaches inspire and guide a team through our tried-and-true curriculum. If you're ready to directly make an impact, then this role is for you.

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Become a junior Coach

Junior Coaches are needed to inspire the next generation! Our Junior Coach program is for high school girls aged 16 to 18. Beyond serving as a role model to program participants, Junior Coaches work alongside Coaches, strengthening their leadership skills and gaining a sense of belonging and purpose.

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Additional Volunteer Opportunities

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High School Mentor

High School Mentors are students in grades 9-12 who assist with a GOTR or Heart & Sole team. Mentors help coaches as they lead the activities, participate with the girls when needed, and lend a helping hand overall. Its a great way to gain service hours and serve as an additional role model for the girls! Mentors are not trained coaches and do not facilitate any portion of the lessons. In assisting the coaches, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the girls on your team, while growing your own confidence and joy!

What does it take to be a mentor?

  • Serve as a role model and cheerleader by assisting coaches as needed and modeling respect and appropriate behavior to the girls

  • Arrive on time to each lesson

  • Take girls to restroom, fill water bottles, pass out snacks, serve as a running buddy to the girls, assist with activities as directed by coaches

  • Promote team-building by encouraging participants to make new friends and to reach out to those in need

  • Do not run/lead any portion of the lesson (only GOTR-trained coaches)

      

5K Volunteers

Our end of season 5K provides a tangible sense of accomplishment to participants. To celebrate and make the experience one to remember, there are many opportunities to get involved.

  • Registration
  • Medal Station
  • Water Station
  • Happy Hair Stations
  • Set up/Tear Down
  • Fun Zone
  • Green Team
  • Start/Finish
  • Course
  • Water Stop
  • Cheer Zone
  • Running Buddy opportunities, where we invite family members and/or trusted friends to run alongside participants. 
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Group Opportunities

Are you part of a group or organization that wants to make an impact on our community? Girls on the Run would love to have you get involved with our program. Here are few ways you can make a difference while working together.

  • Volunteer together at a Girl on the Run 5K event – from cheer teams to water stations to handing out medals at the finish line and more – there are numerous ways for you to help bring this joyful end of season celebration to life!
  • Support with one-day volunteer opportunities.
  • Volunteer for or financially support a team for a season. 

One-Time Opportunities

Want to volunteer, but can't commit to a full season of coaching? Email us and we can share our current volunteer opportunities.

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