Want to help make a lasting impact on girls in our BHAM community? Sign up to be a Girls on the Run coach today!
We are offering both in-person and virtual teams based on your comfort level.
How does Girls on the Run work?
Participants meet twice a week in small teams of 8-10 girls.
Trained volunteer coaches help them learn important life skills through engaging lessons and fun running activities.
The nationally proven curriculum focuses on three main themes:
valuing relationships and teamwork, and
understanding how we connect with the world at large.
At the end of the 10-week program the girls complete a celebratory 5k run that gives them a tremendous sense of accomplishment.
Volunteer Coach Commitment and Responsibilities:
Commitment to be at practice for 10 weeks, 2 days a week for 90 minutes each day. Teams meet after school normally from 3-4:30pm. The Fall 2020 season will start September 14 and will end on November 13. All practices will be outside for COVID-19 safety measures and only inside if weather does not permit. Masks will be worn inside.
Attend the season-ending site based 5k to adhere to COVID-19 safety precautions on Sat. Nov. 7
Attend a five-hour VIRTUAL training session prior to the start of the season. Training will be held in late August.
Become CPR and First Aid Certified. Girls on the Run will provide training for at least one coach per team if necessary.
Girls on the Run Birmingham provides coaches with:
A nationally proven curriculum, lesson plans and all supplies for each team meeting
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About GIRLS ON THE RUN BIRMINGHAM
P.O. Box 530244, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35253, US
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Girls on the Run is an empowerment and character development program for 3rd through 8th grade girls that is taught by trained volunteer coaches and teaches self-respect, confidence, accomplishing goals and healthy decision-making.