Get Involved

Welcome to our Volunteer Page!  In this section you will find many options for volunteering with Girls on the Run.  We are a growing organization and need volunteers to help with a variety of tasks.  First, there are the coaches.  Coaches lead the classes and this is probably the largest time commitment   However, we couldn’t do many of the events without the help of volunteers that help out just for one day or for a few hours.  

Volunteer Opportunities 

Board Members – Board members use their skills and expertise to support GOTR by fundraising, overseeing the budget and staff, promoting and marketing GOTR, volunteering at events, and leading organizational planning.

Time commit – This position requires bi monthly board meetings, a yearly retreat, 5k attendance and approximately 3 hours per week working in a committee. This is a three year commitment. Submit application anytime.

Fill out our Board member application.

Coaches – Coaches work directly with the 3rd-8th grade girls for 10 weeks, teaching them healthy habits and building strong and positive relationships. In addition to the lessons they teach, coaches also work with the girls to help them reach their goal of completing the Girls on the Run 5k at the end of the season.

Time commit – This position requires 1.5 hours two days per week each season plus the 5k. Coaches should also factor in time to prepare for each lesson. Click here for more information about coaching. September 12-November 19, 2016 plus coach training on August 13 or August 28.

Click here to register as a Coach.

Team Adelaide – Team Adelaide is a group of volunteers responsible for supporting 3 – 5 classes located in an identified geographic area. These classes will be in close proximity to each other and convenient for the volunteer. Team Adelaide will maintain contact throughout the season and offer support to the coaches to assist with registration if necessary, address needs and/or problems with their class and visit each class 1-2 times during the season. These volunteers also assist in assuring quality and consistency in program delivery. September 12-November 19, 2016

Time commit – This position requires approximately two to three hours per class each season.

Click here to register for Team Adelaide.

SoleMates – SoleMates is the adult charity running program that supports Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run SoleMates are men and women who pursue individual goals, such as running a marathon, a half marathon, 10K, 5K or even a triathlon to raise money for young girls participating in Girls on the Run – DFW. To read more visit on our Solemates page.

Time commit – This requires the time you put in to your training for your event and the time to fundraise.

Click here to register as a GOTR Solemate.

Running Buddies – During the Girls on the Run 5K, each program participant runs with a running buddy. The buddy completes the 5K at the girl’s pace and provides support, encouragement, and fun throughout the 3.1 miles. Girls on the Run 5k April 30, 2016

Time commit – This position in a one-day commitment. You will run the 5k with one of our girls that does not have a running buddy, cheering her on all the way to the finish line.

Click here to register as a running buddy.

Race Day Volunteers – On the day of the 5K, GOTR needs general volunteers to help unload supplies for the race, work the race course, hand out food at the finish line and then clean up after the 5k is over.

Time commit – This position is also a one-day commitment for four to five hours. You will help with race day tasks such as registration, finish line, water stop, etc.

Click here to register to volunteer for our Fall 5k Celebration on November 19, 2016

Girls on the Run 5K Race Planning Committee – GOTR is looking for volunteers to serve on the 5K planning committee. The committee will assist with race planning, fundraising, marketing, sponsorship, and volunteer and participant recruitment for the Girls on the Run 5Ks.

Time commit – This position requires three months leading up to the 5k. One in person meeting and several conference calls for updates. The time you spend contacting sponsors and in kind donors. September-November 2016.

Click here to register for the 5k Race Planning Committee

Social Media Consultant – GOTR needs a Social Media Consultant to assist in building and maintaining a long term social media plan, including maintaining media accounts and creating compelling content to be shared on media accounts.

Time commit – This position would require approximately one to two hours per week.

Email laurie@gotrdfw.org if you are interested in this position.

Outreach Advisors/Community Ambassadors – GOTR needs volunteers to develop and engage in outreach campaigns to bring the GOTR program to new communities, schools, and recreation centers.

Email laurie@gotrdfw.org if you are interested in this position.

Budget Advisor – GOTR needs an advisor to assist in planning and managing Girls on the Run’s budget and finances in coordination with the Board and the Executive Director.

Time commit – This position would require two to three meetings with the Executive Director and the Board in the months of March and April each year.

Email laurie@gotrdfw.org if you are interested in this position.

Fundraising Committee – Growth of the Girls on the Run program depends on volunteers to help recruit others to contribute time and resources to the organization. This committee will focus on sponsorship solicitation, marketing efforts, grant writing or assisting with promotional events.

Time commit – This position requires the time necessary to complete one or more of the above tasks that you commit to.

Click here to register to volunteer on our fundraising committee.