Interested in becoming a partner?
We rely on volunteers to assist with many different aspects of our organization. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved at a variety of different times and in many different ways. Please take a look at our opportunities to determine what works best for your schedule. We look forward to using your time and talents to help inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident!
Coaching a Girls on the Run program is the most rewarding way to get involved. Volunteer Coaches serve as role models and mentors for the girls who participate in our program. At each program location, 3-5 coaches deliver the GOTR curriculum, twice a week for an hour and 15 min to groups of up to 20 girls. Coaches are not required to be runners; they simply must be passionate about the mission of Girls on the Run, committed to working with a group of girls throughout the season and able to bring energy and joy to each practice. Men may assistant coach.
For more information on coaching and to sign up to coach, visit the Coaches Corner!
SUPERSTAR volunteers support the program in a variety of ways including one-time tasks and ongoing projects. As a growing organization, we often need help with administrative and community outreach tasks. Examples include: helping assemble program materials, helping with data entry or office organization, or helping at a GOTR fundraiser or community outreach event. These are great opportunities for those who are not able to commit to coaching or regular committee meetings, but still want to support the Girls on the Run program.
Don’t have time to commit to being a coach or a committee member? GOTR has many volunteer needs at the season-end 5K events. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to paint faces, hand out water, take photos, decorate the course, or just cheer for girls at the 5K. There are many ways to be involved with this fun and exciting event! 5K events are held in May and December. Contact your community’s 5K Coordinator to find out how you can help.
5K Running Buddies sign up to participate in the 5K Celebration as a one-on-one buddy for the day’s events. You run, walk, skip or hop with a GOTR girl at the Girls on the Run 5K Celebration. That means keeping pace with the girl, ensuring her safety, and cheering her on. For many girls, the final 5K Celebration is the biggest challenge and greatest accomplishment of their Girls on the Run experience. One of a girl’s favorite parts is having her very own 5K Running Buddy by her side. The goal of Girls on the Run is for the girls to do their best and HAVE FUN! Girls are not encouraged to race competitively, but are encouraged to reach their own goals.
Solemates is the adult charity running leg of Girls on the Run. Male and female athletes pursue individual goals, such as running a marathon or participating in a triathlon, to raise money for GOTR. Check out our Solemates page for more info.