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Coach: Greater Lynchburg Region

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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.

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About Girls on the Run Central Virginia and Blue Ridge

Location:

1713 12th Street, LYNCHBURG, VA 24501, US

Mission Statement

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Description

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

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Sports & Recreation
Women
Children & Youth, Sports & Recreation, Women

WHEN

Tue Aug 30, 2022 - Sat Nov 19, 2022

WHERE

Multiple locations Lynchburg, VA 24501

(37.35949,-79.12098)
 

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GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

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