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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Two smiling Girls on the Run 5K volunteers at GOTR Central table

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
  • Running Buddy opportunities, where we invite family members and/or trusted friends to run alongside participants. 

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. 
Group of volunteers working the Happy Hair booth
A Girls on the Run volunteer holds up "Ask Me" sign to direct 5k participants on where to go

One-Time Opportunities

Want to volunteer, but can't commit to a full season of coaching? Email us to let us know you are interested in volunteering.

Internship Opportunities

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.

Two Heart and Sole participants smile while running in the program