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 Board

Girls on the Run of the Triangle (GOTR) is seeking board member applications from interested candidates who are ready to contribute. Our current staff and board are excited to welcome new individuals to our team that have the right blend of skill sets, expertise, community connections, diverse perspectives and spheres of influence that you are willing to utilize to benefit GOTR and the girls we serve.

Individuals interested in becoming board members should reflect the characteristics of joy, health, strength and confidence aligned with our mission – one that uses a fun, experience-based curriculum to teach these same traits while also creatively integrating running. While you don’t need to be a marathoner, we are looking for leaders who have skill sets and perspectives that will go the distance with us, not just today but as we grow and plan for the future.

As we believe that every girl can embrace who she is and can rise to any challenge, so too should your passion to help be part of the GOTR journey toward organizational health and sustainability. If this sounds like a role you can aspire and commit to, we look forward to receiving your application by September 30.


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 60  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 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.

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 heads up our Girls and Guys Night In at Southern Season in the fall. They also help secure and organize community business support through soliciting inkind 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. Contact Juliellen Simpson-Vos at juliellen@gotrtriangle.org to get involved.

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 Carrie Gilmore at carrie@gotrtriangle.org to get involved.