- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
7 people are interested
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, and 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 12 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 Mid-Season Meeting. Coaches must also be CPR ?1st Aid Certified. Each Girls on the Run site has a head coach, and up to two assistant coaches or two Co-Coaches. Girls on the Run Head Coaches are female, and are at least 21 years of age. Assistant 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.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Girls on the Run of Central Virginia
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
We'll work with your schedule.
1713 12th StreetLynchburg, VA 24501
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1-1/2 hour twice weekly for 12 weeks
- must enjoy working with kids!