We’re excited to announce that Girls on the Run will be back in spring of 2021!
Both Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs have been modified to ensure the health and safety of volunteers and participants. An updated curriculum will allow the seamless transition from in-person to virtual lessons if needed, and all coach training will be hosted online.
As a Girls on the Run (GOTR) Coach, your role will be to inspire and encourage girls to realize their full potential! The world we’re living in is stressful, and especially so for children. Over the course of the season, you’ll connect with your girls through the GOTR lessons that cover subjects such as loving oneself, celebrating others, and connecting with their community - all while helping them work toward their end-of-season goal, finishing a 5k! Our girls need the support, mentorship, and love that our GOTR Coaches offer. Will you consider being their (s)hero?
Head coaches must be female and 21 years or older
Assistant coaches must be 18 years or older
All coaches must complete a coach application each season
All coaches must complete required training (see coach packet)
All coaches must have a current background check with GOTR (paid for by GOTR)
All coaches must commit to attend all practices
A strong commitment to girls’ positive development.
Capacity to work in partnership with co-coaches and Site Liaison.
Experience working with youth a plus, but not necessary.
Excellent communication skills.
Coaches do not have to be runners. Any person who lives a healthy lifestyle and is committed to improving the lives of girls can volunteer as a coach.
Season Starts: Week of April 12th
Season Ends: Saturday, June 5th
Time Commitment is Approximately 4-6 hours per week.
Three hours of practice (90 minutes twice per week)
On-site time before and after practice
Communication with the team’s coaches, girls’ families and the GOTR office.
For more info and to apply please visit our website: https://www.girlsontherunpdx.org/Coach