Empower Girls in Your Community as a Girls on the Run Coach!

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Girls on the Run

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Embark on a monumental journey...
An independent study led by Dr. Maureen Weiss, University of Minnesota, evaluated the impact of Girls on the Run on positive youth development. Findings show that Girls on the Run has a significant impact on the lives of girls - teaching critical life skills, increasing physical activity, building connections between peers, and more. In addition, Girls on the Run makes a stronger impact than organized sports and physical education programs in teaching life skills such as managing emotions, resolving conflict, helping others, and making intentional decisions. You can read more and watch a video about these exciting study results on our website, www.gotrpa.org/Our-Impact.

A GOTR Volunteer Coach
works with a team of coaches twice a week after school to facilitate the Girls on the Run curriculum to program participants (girls ages 8-13) over the 10 week season.

Required of Volunteers:

  • Understanding and believing in the mission of the organization and acting as a spokesperson for the program
  • Serving as a role model and mentor
  • Preparing, organizing, and supervising the weekly lessons (co-facilitate)
  • Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery
  • Interacting with the parents of the program participants; planning and coordinating the end of the season celebration
  • Coordinating the community impact project
  • Attending the end of season community 5K event with program participants and other coaches
  • Attending mandatory 1.5 hour online pre-training and 6 hour in-person training
  • At least 1 coach has to be First Aid/CPR certified. If you need to get certified, GOTR offers three certification classes. Dates will be posted on our website in Fall 2019.
  • Junior Coaches are between the ages of 16-17.
  • Submit Criminal & Child Abuse Background clearances to GOTR Staff. We will need a FBI Fingerprint clearance if you have not lived in PA for at least 10 consecutive years.

For more information and to sign up, visit our website at www.gotrpa.org/Coach. For a list of participating schools, visit https://www.gotrpa.org/Our-Locations.

For questions, email glynis.braun@girlsontherun.org

We look forward to having you volunteer with us!

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About Girls on the Run


P.O. Box 502, Ambler, PA 19002, US

Mission Statement

We believe that every girl can embrace who she is, can define who she wants to be, can rise to any challenge, can change the world. Can. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Girls on the Run envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.


Girls on the Run is a 10 week program in the schools in Montgomery and Delaware Counties, PA. We use the power of running to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.


Mon Mar 02, 2020 - Sun May 31, 2020
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM  


805 N. Bethlehem PikeLower Gwynedd, PA 19002


  • Coaching
  • Child Development
  • Organization
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach
  • Mentoring


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • March-May, 90 minutes 2x per week, one Saturday or Sunday (5K day)

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