Donate your time to help give
girls a brighter future.
Girls on the Run-DC serves over 1,600 girls each year. We rely on volunteers to assist with many different aspects of our organization. We look forward to using your time and talents to help inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident!
Every season Girls on the Run - DC relies on over 150 volunteers to make our celebratory 5K a success. We depend on volunteers to serve as greeters, course marshals, manage the start and finish line, water stops, and much more. We have a job for everyone that wants to help.
Girls on the Run requires that every girl must run the 5K with an adult. However, many of our participants do not have a family member to run the race with them. Therefore, we rely on community members to fill the shoes of a Buddy Runner, and run the race with a girl. As a Buddy Runner, you will be assigned to run with a Girls on the Run participant. After you submit your 5K registration, you will be contacted to complete a background check and paired with a girl.
At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion change the lives of thousands of girls each year. For our DC chapter, it takes over 600 volunteers a season and we always need help in a variety of ways, including our One Time Volunteer Opportunities! Examples include: Welcome and Sign in our New Coaches at training, 5k Race Day Prep (packet stuffing, team sign making) and assisting with Shoe Fitting Day!
Coaching a Girls on the Run program a rewarding way to get involved with Girls on the Run - DC. Volunteer Coaches serve as role models and mentors for the girls who participate in 60+ GOTR programs around the District. At each program location, 2-3 coaches deliver the GOTR curriculum, twice a week for an hour and 15 min to groups of 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 10 week season and able to bring energy and joy to each practice.
Review our Coach Job Volunteer Description to learn more.
Team Adelaide is a group of trained volunteers who will conduct 2 visits to one team during the season. The first visit will be within the first 2-4 weeks of the season so that the volunteer can meet the team, the coaches and the girls. During that visit, coaches may pass along questions they have as well as elevate any concerns.
The second visit by the Team Adelaide member will be scheduled between weeks 6-9 of the season. During that visit, Adelaide volunteers will complete a short, informal site evaluation checklist. The site visits will help GOTR-DC ensure uniformity of program delivery and quality and allow us to offer feedback to coaches and teams (something coaches have been asking for).
Who Should Join Team Adelaide?
Team Adelaide is a great volunteer opportunity for those who cannot commit enough time to coach but who want to learn more about GOTR-DC. Additionally, Team Adelaide members who complete the training and site visit will receive a free GOTR-DC 5K race registration!
Team Adelaide volunteers have the following responsibilities: