Coach a Girls on the Run (GOTR) program and inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident! Girls on the Run is an after school program for 3rd-8th-grade girls. It is a 10-week program, meeting twice a week for 90 minutes. We use running to empower girls with life skills such as self-awareness, self-confidence, goal setting, team building, and more. At the end of the program, we run a celebratory 5K with all GOTR teams, coaches, family, and friends.
**You do not have to be a runner to be a coach**
Coaching a Girls on the Run program is the most rewarding way to get involved with Girls on the Run. You get to experience the program first hand, feel a sense of accomplishment that you have made a difference in the lives of girls and have a ton of fun with your team of coaches and incredible girls.
The Head Coach is a volunteer position that works with a team of coaches to facilitate the Girls on the Run curriculum to program participants. This position works closely with the Council Director and entails approximately 4 hours per week 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.
Major responsibilities include: preparing, organizing, and supervising the weekly lessons; leading the program participants through each lesson; serving as a role model and mentor; coaching program participants on proper stretching, running form, hydration and sports nutrition; attending a community running race with program participants and other volunteers; attending 3-4 coaches meetings with the Director during the season; interacting with parents of program participants; planning and coordinating the end of season banquet, Run for a Reason, and understanding and believing in the mission of the organization and acting as a spokesperson for the program.
This volunteer position may be used as a service learning project, internship, or other college credit project upon agreement of the college/university and Director.
- Outdoor Recreation
- Sports Coaching
- Youth Services
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 4 - 6 hours per week