Interested in becoming a partner?
We rely on volunteers to assist with many different aspects of our organization. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved at a variety of different times and in many different ways.
Please take a look at our opportunities to determine what works best for your schedule. We look forward to using your time and talents to help inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident!
Enjoy the Girls on the Run experience of giving energy awards, sharing laughs, and developing self respect in third to fifth grade girls. Your coach role will unleash your inner potential to prepare the minds of our youth, build positive relationships and free your positive energy. Join our movement towards establishing a healthier community by activating your coaching role.
The head coach is a volunteer position that works with a team of coaches to facilitate the Girls on the Run curriculum to program participants. This position entails approximately four hours per week for a 10-week commitment. Major responsibilities include: preparing, organizing, and supervising the weekly lessons; leading the program participants through each lesson; coaching program participants on proper stretching, running form, hydration, and sports nutrition; attending the Girls on the Run 5k with program participants; planning and coordinating the team's end of season party, and understanding and believing in the mission of the organization by acting as a spokesperson for the program.
The Assistant Coach assists the Head Coach at a Girls on the Run program site while serving as a role model and mentor for the program participants. The position entails approximately 3 hours per week for a 10-week commitment. Major responsibilities include; attending program sessions; assist the head coach in delivering the curriculum; attending the Girls on the Run 5k with program participants and their family, and understanding and believing in the mission of Girls on the Run.
Teams meet two times per week after school for 90 minutes and are led by 2-3 coaches, whom we train. Coaches may indicate a preference for the site at which they would like to coach. If coaches do not have a preference for a site, we will assign them to a location in need of volunteers.
We will provide training for our coaches. We will also provide CPR, First Aid and AED certification. We will require all coaches to have a background check and be fingerprinted, Girls on the Run of Champaign County will provide this service as well.
Head coaches must be 21, Assistant Coaches 18
Must be available after school. (Our teams start any where from 2:15-4)
All new coaches are required to attend coaches training
2017 New Coaches' Training Date:
Saturday, August 26th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Stephens Family YMCA Community Room
All head coaches are required to have current First Aid, CPR, AED certification. (We will provide)
Fall 2017 CPR/First Aid/AED certification:
Fill out paper work for background check and get fingerprinted.
Attend each session.
Participate in the end of the season 5k scheduled for Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 1 p.m. (celebration is open from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)
We have multiple opportunities for volunteers at our 5k. This is a unique opportunity to engage with our program participants, meet new people and celebrate what Girls on the Run is all about during an inspiring, culminating event.
If you are interested in joining our GOTR 5k committee, please submit a Volunteer Application.