Volunteer with Girls On The Run

Girls on the Run of the Triangle will serve nearly 1,600 girls this year. With our small staff, we rely on volunteers to assist with many different aspects of our organization.  Recently we were awarded a spot on the Great Non-Profit 2015 Top-Rated List as a great place to volunteer.  Take a moment to read what our volunteers had to say.  

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!

GOTR Coach

Coaching a Girls on the Run program is the most rewarding way to get involved with Girls on the Run of the Triangle. Volunteer Coaches serve as role models and mentors for the girls who participate in 75  GOTR programs around the Triangle. At each program location, 3 female coaches deliver the GOTR curriculum, twice a week for an hour and 15 mn to groups of 15-20 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 12 week season and able to bring energy and joy to each practice. More information on coach requirements can be found on the "Coaches Corner" section of our website.

Marketing & Outreach Committee

The goal of Marketing & Outreach Committee is to assist with communicating the mission of GOTR Triangle throughout the community and to also serve as creative consultants, as needed.  The committee members will be GOTR Ambassadors by representing GOTR of the Triangle at community events as appropriate. 

The Marketing and Outreach committee is broken into 3 subcommitees:  Social Media; Outreach; and Content Creation. 

The social media subcommittee help in providing and posting content to our various social media channels and  are on hand to help with live posts during special events like the 5k, LUNAFest, etc.

Outreach members help post flyers in the community for us for the 5k, events, registration and coach recruitment.  They also volunteer at our outreach events (community fairs, races, presentations, etc.)

Content creation members help with more intensive blogs, newspaper articles, etc.  Content creation members helped come up with our themes, research high quality blogs and websites to help create a bank of content that the social media group uses for posts, etc.

This committee meets monthly for an hour to give updates and work in small groups or brainstorm new content ideas.  The committee  meetings are led by a board member.  The Communications Manager serves as the staff point of contact and the one who ensures all tasks of the committee are completed and implemented.   Contact jamie@gotrtriangle.org for more information.

Fundraising & Development Committee

The GOTR Fundraising and Development Committee identifies strategies and coordinates activities that generate income to support the mission and programming of Girls on the Run. This committee helps secure and organize community business support through soliciting in-kind donations, cultivating donor and sponsorship relationships, and organizing special events. Volunteers are needed who are creative and are willing to reach out to their personal and professional networks for support. The committee meets monthly and requires involvement in the charity events. Contact Mia Xavier at mia@gotrtriangle.org to get involved.

Quintiles GOTR Spring 5k Committee

The Girls on the Run Spring 5k is our biggest event of the year. This event is the culmination of our spring programming where the girls, along with over 1,000 other community participants, are cheered across the finish line and congratulated for meeting their personal and physical goals. The event takes a great deal of person power to complete. We seek volunteers in the following areas: Marketing, Sponsorships, Family Festival, Registration and Packet Pick up, Volunteer Coordination, and Race Course logistics. The 5k committee will meet monthly between October and January and then meets more often from February through end of April. Over 200 volunteers are necessary to execute the 5k on race day.  See the list of Volunteer Roles here.  Register to help on 5k day at www.gotr5krun.com. Contact Juliellen Simpson-Vos at juliellen@gotrtriangle.org to get involved.

If you want to volunteer for the Spring 5k on Race Day only, please register here.

One Time Volunteer Opportunity

We always need help in the office and with community outreach events. Examples include: serving as a Running Buddy, staffing a water station at a 5k , representing GOTR at a local event or expo, helping assemble race materials, or lending a hand in our office with data entry or organizing projects. This is a great position for those who don't have time to coach or attend regular committee meetings, but still want to be involved in GOTR. Contact Kathy Therber at kathy@gotrtriangle.org to get involved.