Girls on the Run to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. Our volunteer coaches are the heart and soul of our organization. They are women and men who take great pride in role modelling caring, connectedness, and inner strength. Coaches are from all backgrounds and communities, all ages and professions, and often, are not runners! They reflect the girls and communities we serve and can be parents/guardians, teachers, or community members. Anyone who shares a common belief in the inherent strength, bravery, and limitless potential of all girls is encouraged to get involved.
Coaches are provided with all the training and support needed to have a rewarding experience with the girls. They gain as much from facilitating the lessons as the girls they are serving, and have a lot of fun too! It is truly a transformative experience, for both the coaches and the girls alike.
The Girls on the Run Substitute Coach is a volunteer position that works with a team of coaches to facilitate the Girls on the Run curriculum to program participants. Substitute Coaches are not assigned to a specific team and fill in as needed when regular coaches are unable to coach. In most cases, substitute coaches are notified well in advance of specific dates when a substitute is needed. In cases of illness, the council does its best to provide 24 hours' notice. Agreeing to be a substitute does not commit volunteers to any specific dates or sites, only that they agree to be contacted as a potential substitute.
Training will be provided in the Jackson metro area combined with an online component. Seasons begin near the start of fall and spring semesters and ends with a 5k Celebration. Learn more and apply at www.gotrms.org/coach.
- Must be at least 21 years old
- CPR and First Aid certified (provided by council)
- Must consent to and complete a background check
- Attend Girls on the Run coach training
- Have fun!
-Serve as a role model for program participants
-Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery
- Outdoor Recreation
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training