Volunteer with Girls On The Run

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!

GOTR-DC 5K Volunteer Opportunities

GOTR-DC relies on over 500 volunteers to make each 5K a success. Please consider giving back at this season's race. Opportunities include, race packet pick-up, on-course safety marshals, information team, and more!

5K Volunteer Application

Girls on the Run requires that every girl run the race with an adult, but many of our participants do not have a parent or teacher to run with. If you would like to run the 5K with one of our GOTR girls, please sign up to be a Buddy Runner. 

**Buddy Runners pay to run the race, and must complete a GOTR-DC background check.

Buddy Runner Registration

GOTR-DC Coaching 

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. 

The Fall 2015 Coach application is now closed. Please check back in December for Spring 2016 opportunities.

GOTR-DC Team Adelaide 

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.

Review our Team Adelaide description to learn more.

 The Fall 2015 Team Adelaide application is now closed. Please check back in January for Spring 2016 opportunities.

GOTR-DC One Time Volunteer Opportunities

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!