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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Superstar Supporter

Would you like to support a Girls on the Run team, but can't commit to being a GOTR Coach? Get your feet wet and get a glimpse of our transformative youth program by assisting our amazing coaching teams at a minimum of 3 practices as a Superstar Supporter!  You will also help the local team shine by providing support at our 5k events, Unstoppable Us fundraiser, and Community Impact project throughout our 8-week program.

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. 
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5Ks and One-Time Opportunities

Want to volunteer, but can't commit to a full season of coaching? Fill out our volunteer interest form and we’ll connect with you.

Our Fall 2022 5Ks will be site-based at each team's site and regular practice time. Check back in September to learn how to get involved with a team’s 5K! More details about our Spring 2023 Regional 5K to come in early 2023.  

Project or Skill-Based Opportunities

Our council is seeking volunteers who can support on a project-by-project basis. Our current needs are: graphic design, photography and videography. In particular we're always seeking photographers and other specialized volunteer roles at our 5Ks each season. 

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Two Heart and Sole participants smile while running in the program

Internships

Our council can create internship opportunities on an individual basis, helping you get the most out of your experience. Focus areas: volunteer recruitment, program support, marketing, communications, social media, graphic design, videography, operations, special events and fundraising.