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.

Not a runner? Not a problem!

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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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Additional Volunteer Opportunities

We have a role for you!

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Practice Volunteer

Ready to join in the fun? Practice Volunteers support the coaching team by assisting with logistics and safety while providing additional supervision at practices. Practice Volunteers do not need to be runners or have previous GOTR volunteer experience! They simply believe in and support our mission, and work with the coaching team to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident. Practice Volunteers are not authorized or trained to facilitate the Girls on the Run Curriculum, but are a great addition to the volunteer team by setting up activities, running/walking with the girls, and encouraging the team!

Pre-Season Practice Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be 16 or older (we encourage high school students to fill this role)
  • Complete the online application here
  • Review a brief virtual training prior to the start of the season 

In-season Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Communicate with the coaching team before and during the season
  • Attend practice at least one day per week during the season (March 6th-May 23rd)
  • Serve as a positive role model and mentor for participants
  • Assist coaches with lesson activities and workouts
  • Attend the end-of-season 5K and Final Practice

Questions? Contact Janet at janet@girlsontherunkazoo.org 

               

5K Volunteers

Our end of season 5K takes place each May and provides a tangible sense of accomplishment to GOTR participants. To celebrate and make the experience one to remember, there are many opportunities to get involved as a 5K Volunteer. 

Three Girls on the Run 5K volunteers jumping at the race finish line
A Girls on the Run volunteer holds up a mirror to a participant who has face paint on

One-Time Opportunities

Want to volunteer, but can't commit to a full season of coaching? Email us to be added to our Volunteer Newsletter.

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. 
Two Girls on the Run participants smile while working with a volunteer
Two Heart and Sole participants smile while running in the program

Internships

The GOTR Intern works with the staff to help with preparation for the Girls on the Run program. The intern is expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship. For more information, please email us.