We welcome enthusiastic, dedicated and positive volunteers who are committed to empowering girls with valuable life lessons. Coaches are parents, teacher, school administrators, college students and other community members who are committed to developing and celebrating our girls!
Needed for Spring 2021 in Forsyth County NC
Locations: TBD - all outside (parks, greenways, schools parking lots, etc.). Coaches may indicate a preference for the site at which they would like to coach. If coaches do not have a preference, we will assign them to a location in need of volunteers. Minimum of 2 coaches per site location.
All curriculum, lessons, themes, activities, and materials are turn key for our volunteer coaches! We make it easy and allow time for our coaches to focus and dedicate delivering their most positive qualities to all participants! Trained and qualified coaches lead small teams of 15 girls (3rd-8th grade) through an intentional curriculum that places emphasis on developing competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, and contribution through lessons that incorporate social, emotional, and physical activities.
The 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 entails approximately three-four hours per week for an 8 to 10-week commitment.
Must be at least 21 years old
CPR and First Aid certified (paid for)
Must consent to and complete a background check (paid for)
Attend Girls on the Run coach training (paid for)
Attend all (two) practices per week for a weekly time commitment of approximately 4 hours
Serve as a role model for program participants
Prepare, organize and supervise weekly lessons
Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery
Facilitate communication with parents/guardians of program participants
Participate in the Girls on the Run 5K
Plan and coordinate your team’s end of season party
Registration Opens: Feb 14, 2021
Season Begins: March 22, 2021
Camp GOTR Option for Saturdays: March 27-May 1 (4 hrs per Saturday) - break on April 10 for Spring Break
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. An independent study showed 97% of Girls on the Run participants learned critical life skills including resolving conflict, helping others and intentional decision-making. Girls on the Run is the only national physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls with compelling evidence of program impact.
At Girls on the Run we inspire ALL girls to build confidence and make intentional decisions, while fostering care and compassion for self and others. Girls on the Run of the Greater Piedmont started in the spring of 2008 with just 4 teams of 48 girls and 8 volunteer coaches from Iredell County. Today we serve Forsyth, Iredell and Rowan Counties and support 60 teams and approximately 900 girls annually thanks to the support of 225 volunteer coaches. Due to the generosity of our sponsors and donors we are able to provide financial assistance to 40% of our girls who otherwise would not have been able to participate. The program fosters an inclusive environment and offers the opportunity for all girls to participate, regardless of financial limitations through financial assistance. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which included dynamic discussions, activities and running programs. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. 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. Working to build and encourage emotional, social, mental, and physical development, the girls continue to learn confidence, character, caring, connections, competence, and contribution.
Children & Youth
Mon Mar 22, 2021 - Sat May 22, 2021
Rowan County NCRowan County NC, NC28023
December 16, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
3-4 hrs a week (2 days a week for 1 1/2 - 2 hrs each day)