Volunteer

The impact Girls on the Run makes is dependent on dedicated volunteers like you, who are committed and passionate about our mission and vision.

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Become a Coach

Coaches are the heart of our program! Each season, two or more volunteer coaches inspire and guide a team through our tried-and-true curriculum. If you're ready to directly make an impact, then this role is for you.

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Become a junior Coach

Junior Coaches are needed to inspire the next generation! Our Junior Coach program is for high school girls aged 16 to 18. Beyond serving as a role model to program participants, Junior Coaches work alongside Coaches, strengthening their leadership skills and gaining a sense of belonging and purpose.

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Additional Volunteer Opportunities

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5K Volunteers

Our end of season 5K provides a tangible sense of accomplishment to participants. To celebrate and make the experience one to remember, there are many opportunities to get involved.

  • Registration
  • Medal Station
  • Water Station
  • Happy Hair Stations
  • Running Buddy opportunities, where we invite family members and/or trusted friends to run alongside participants. 

5K Task Force Committee

The 5K Task Force is a fantastic group of passionate volunteers who are dedicated to the Girls on the Run mission and to supporting the Greater Charlotte council in organizing the season's most magical event! These individuals help to make our end-of-season 5K celebration a huge success!

The Benefits… 

  • Helping young girls and making a difference in your community
  • Working for a cause you believe in and using your skills for good  
  • Meeting other link-minded people in the community
  • Experiencing the positive impact of the Girls on the Run program up close
  • Receive free GOTR swag!

To be the first to know when the 5K Task Force begins for the Fall 2022 season, fill out the 5K Task Force Interest Form or send an email to Adera at acarter@girlsontherun.org for additional information.

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Two Girls on the Run participants smile while working with a volunteer

Group Opportunities

Are you part of a group or organization that wants to make an impact on our community? Girls on the Run would love to have you get involved with our program. Here are few ways you can make a difference while working together.

  • Volunteer together at a Girl on the Run 5K event – from cheer teams to water stations to handing out medals at the finish line and more – there are numerous ways for you to help bring this joyful end of season celebration to life!
  • Support with one-day volunteer opportunities.
  • Volunteer for or financially support a team for a season. 

One-Time Opportunities

Want to volunteer, but can't commit to a full season of coaching? Fill out our volunteer interest form and we’ll connect with you. 

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