Volunteer Girls on the Run Coach


Cause Areas


Mon Aug 21, 2017 - Thu Oct 26, 2017


Various LocationsFort Wayne, IN 46802


Coaching a Girls on the Run program is the most rewarding way to get involved with Girls on the Run. A volunteer head coach facilitates the Girls on the Run curriculum to a team of 8-15 girls in grades 3-5 or 6-8. Our curriculum focuses on inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident, and integrates training for a 5K into life lessons on important topics such as choosing good friends, resisting peer pressure, living with gratitude, developing healthy habits, etc. Girls meet twice per week for a 10-week season. The program culminates with the girls completing a celebratory 5K event.

This position works closely with the Council Director and entails approximately 4 hours per week for ten weeks, with additional time required on two to three weekend days for: a one day six hour training; a community race event; and for First Aid/CPR training, if necessary.


  • Committment to Girls on the Run's mission to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.
  • Experience working with youth
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to be flexible and to improvise when needed
  • To inspire and motivate others to believe in the Girls on the Run mission
  • High organizational skills
  • The ability to recognize conflict and have the skills to help resolve it
  • The capacity to work in a partnership with a co-coach and/or assistant coaches
  • Successfully pass a Background Check
  • First Aid/CPR certification (Council will provide training)
  • Believe and support the mission of Girls on the Run


The ideal candidate will have the following experiences:

  • Has worked directly with girls ages 8-14
  • Has experience as a runner/walker either recreationally or competitively
  • Has volunteered in direct service organizations
  • Has awareness of the common and different needs of girls


  • Physical Education
  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Sports Coaching

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours/wk for 10 weeks, plus 3 weekend days
  • Background check required. Mandatory attendance at 6-hour coach training.

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