Coach: Greater Lynchburg Region
ORGANIZATION: Girls on the Run Central Virginia and Blue Ridge
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Volunteering as a coach with Girls on the Run is a life-changing experience. You share your time and energy, and help effect a positive self-image in girls ages 8-13. Our volunteer coaches are parents, coaches, runners, teachers, and community members. You do not have to be a runner to be a Girls on the Run coach. The main requirement is enthusiasm!
Our volunteer coaches work with girls before or after school, leading them through the Girls on the Run-developed curriculum, stretching and running activities, and training for the end-of-season 5K run. Programs meet twice weekly for 90 minutes over a 10 week period. The program is offered twice a year from September-November (Fall Season), and February-May (Spring Season).
Head coaches are expected to attend every session. In addition, all coaches attend a National Coach Training seminar prior to the start of the season, as well as a 5K Meeting. At least one coach must also be CPR and 1st Aid Certified. Each Girls on the Run site has a head coach, and up to two Co-Coaches. Girls on the Run Head Coaches are female, and are at least 21 years of age. Co-Coaches are male or female, at least 18 years of age. Student volunteers may serve as Junior Coaches, and must be at least 16 years of age.
About Girls on the Run Central Virginia and Blue Ridge
1713 12th Street, LYNCHBURG, VA 24501, 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 a life-changing, experiential learning programs for girls age eight to thirteen years old. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.
Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 positive youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. Our core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls’ development - their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors
Multiple locations Lynchburg, VA 24501
June 13, 2022
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- This will be a twice a week commitment for 90 minutes each day during a span of ten weeks, as well attending the Celebration 5K event at the end of the season
- Training and background check are provided free of charge --- Must enjoy working with kids