Make a difference in the lives of girls in our community.
Inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. Encourage them to achieve big things. Complete a 5k with your team and make a difference in the community!
Not a runner? Not a problem! Regardless of your running ability, as a coach you will serve as a role model and empower girls to activate their limitless potential.
Teams of trained volunteer coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula, which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the 10-week program, girls develop skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness.
The volunteer commitment is for a ten week season during one semester, beginning in either September or February and finishing with the 5k celebrations in either November or May. Coaching a team during a season requires a time commitment of 1.5-2 hours, twice a week after school. These days differ from team to team, with each site establishing its meeting days. Most teams meet immediately after school either on Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays each week for ten weeks.
The program may end in ten weeks, but for our coaches and girls, the finish line is just the beginning.
Please see our website for more information about coaching for Girls on the Run: www.girlsontherunsola.org/Coach. If you have any questions, please contact Michele.Dunbar@girlsontherun.org.
Ready to make a difference and encourage girls to realize their full potential? Please go to this page to sign up: https://www.raceplanner.com/volunteer/signup/VOKF02ME5DIGVEQ.
Ready, Set, Coach!
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 4 hrs/week after school for 12 weeks starting 9/11
- Running not required. Must be passionate about the program!