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!
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 80+ GOTR programs around the District. At each program location, 2-3 Coaches deliver the GOTR or Heart & Sole 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 2016 Coach Application is now closed. Please check back in December for Spring 2017 opportunities.
*Note: Most of our teams begin practicing immediately after school ends - with most practice times beginning between 3:30-4:30pm.
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.
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: being a Greeter at Coach Training, Shoe Fitting Day, and more!
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!
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.