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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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. Our 5K volunteers help create the magic of a Girls on the Run 5K event!

  • Registration
  • Medal Station
  • Water Station
  • Happy Hair Station
  • Course Marshal

5K Committee

The 5K planning committee manages logistics and volunteers for the yearly 5K event, which is the culminating event of each Girls on the Run season. Members are responsible for completing pre-5K tasks (volunteer/sponsor recruitment and marketing) as well as being Volunteer Leads on the day of the 5K. New members meet December-May and returning members begin in January.  Click the button to apply if you are interested in this volunteer opportunity! 



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Two Girls on the Run participants smile while working with a volunteer

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.
  • Email us so we can create a volunteer opportunity to fit your group!

One-Time Opportunities

Girls on the Run would love your support and can create a volunteer opportunity to fit your interest, schedule and needs. Volunteer opportunities may include assisting with coach training, team bin assembly, 5K bin assembly, end of season supply management, program support, and other important tasks.  

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Two Heart and Sole participants smile while running in the program

Regional Liaisons

Regional Liaison members are a vital resource for Girls on the Run program sites and the GOTR office, assisting in a variety of ways. Regional Liaisons will work closely with teams in our council to implement evaluation strategies and ensure quality programming. As an advocate and representative in your community, you will help at coach training, conduct site visits over the course of the season, and attend the end of the season 5K.

This position is available for returning coaches/site liaisons who have time to support the program outside of your site.