Volunteer with Girls On The Run

Volunteer Opportunities

We rely on volunteers to assist with many different aspects of our organization. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved at a variety of different times and in many different ways. Please take a look at our opportunities to determine what works best for your schedule and level of interest. We look forward to using your time and talents to help inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident!

Programs are typically offered right after school. Days and times vary by site.

Please note: All volunteers must clear a background check.


Volunteer Opportunities

Girls on the Run is actively seeking volunteers. Opportunities are described briefly below or click here for a printable version. If you have further questions, please click here and a member of our team will get back to you.

Coach/Assistant Coach

Calling all coaches! We know you've got it, and you're just the coach we need. Our girls are looking up to you to learn the same powerful principles that guide you in leading a healthy, happy, and confident life.

At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion change the lives of thousands of girls each year. Our coaches are dynamic role models dedicated to empowering girls to become healthy and confident young women.

Coaching a Girls on the Run program is the most rewarding way to get involved. Volunteer Coaches serve as role models and mentors for the girls who participate in our program. At each program location, 2-4 coaches deliver our easy to follow GOTR curriculum, twice a week for 90 minutes to groups of up to 15 girls. Coaches are not required to be runners; they simply must be passionate about the mission of Girls on the Run, committed to working with a group of girls throughout the season and able to bring energy and joy to each practice.

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More information on specific coach requirements can be found here: Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Junior Coach

Apply to be a coach here


Running Buddy

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A Running Buddy provides support and encouragement to their buddy throughout the season through weekly notes of encouragement and by joining their buddies in the practice 5k and end of season 5K . Click here for more information.

Running Buddies must pre-register and submit a clear background check before participating in any Girls on the Run Capital Region practices, runs, or activities. 

Registration for the spring season will open in mid-March.



We have a special page just for SoleMates. Please click here to access this page.

Site Liaison

The Site Liaison is responsible for managing their specific Girls on the Run site(s). This includes securing the site and getting the required permissions, identifying coaches and volunteers, assisting with outreach and registration. Click here for more information.

One Time or Ad hoc Volunteer Opportunities

As a growing organization, we often need help with administrative and community outreach tasks. Examples include: helping assemble program materials, helping with data entry or office organization, serving as a Running Buddy, or staffing a water station at a 5k. These are great opportunities for those who are not able to commit to coaching or regular committee meetings, but still want to support the Girls on the Run program.

Board Member 

 A Girls on the Run® Board Member must possess a passion for and commitment to improving the lives and opportunities of girls in third through eighth grades.  

  • Regularly attends Board meetings  and related important meetings

  • Makes a serious commitment to participate actively in Board work

  • Volunteers for  and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly  and on time

  • Stays informed about committee matters, prepares her/himself well for meetings, and reviews  and comments on minutes  and reports

  • Gets to know other committee members and builds collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus

  • Is active in committees, annual evaluation, and planning efforts

  • Participates in fundraising for the organization

Click here for more information about serving on the board. Click here for a board application.

Interested in Volunteering?

Please register here and we will contact you with more information. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Girls on the Run Capital Region!