The impact Girls on the Run makes is dependent on dedicated volunteers like you, who are committed and passionate about our mission and vision.

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Become a Coach

Coaches are the heart of our program! Each season, two or more volunteer coaches inspire and guide a team through our tried-and-true curriculum. If you're ready to directly make an impact, then this role is for you.

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Become a junior Coach

Junior Coaches are needed to inspire the next generation! Our Junior Coach program is for high school girls aged 16 to 18. Beyond serving as a role model to program participants, Junior Coaches work alongside Coaches, strengthening their leadership skills and gaining a sense of belonging and purpose.

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Additional Volunteer Opportunities

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5K Volunteers

Our end of season 5K provides a tangible sense of accomplishment to participants. To celebrate and make the experience one to remember, there are many opportunities to get involved.

  • Registration
  • Medal Station
  • Water Station
  • Happy Hair Stations
  • Running Buddy opportunities, where we invite family members and/or trusted friends to run alongside participants. 

Group Opportunities

Are you part of a group or organization that wants to make an impact on our community? Girls on the Run would love to have you get involved with our program. Here are few ways you can make a difference while working together.

  • Volunteer together at a Girl on the Run 5K event – from cheer teams to water stations to handing out medals at the finish line and more – there are numerous ways for you to help bring this joyful end of season celebration to life!
  • Support with one-day volunteer opportunities.
  • Volunteer for or financially support a team for a season. 
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A Girls on the Run volunteer holds up a mirror to a participant who has face paint on

One-Time Opportunities

Want to volunteer, but can't commit to a full season of coaching? Fill out our volunteer interest form and we’ll connect with you. 

Project or Skill-Based Opportunities

Our council is seeking volunteers who can support on a project-by-project basis. Our current needs are: 

  • Board of Directors

Roles and Responsibility of Board Members: Girls on the Run serving the Greater Piedmont currently serves 7 counties and has served more than 10,000+ girls and their families in the last 13 years. We look forward to serving many more. To help us do this, we are recruiting individuals with the passion, skills, and experience needed to affect fundraising, strategy, program growth, sustainability, and outreach to join our Board of Directors.

Expectations for board members include virtual attendance at board meetings (12 per year) with 2 in-person meetings, $500 fundraising commitment (give and/or get) and attend/assist at: the annual Girls on the Run 5Ks (one in fall and one in spring), Lakefront Hops Fest (one in fall and one in spring) & annual fundraising event (Sneaker Soiree). Board members must serve on at least one sub-committee based on their interests and skill sets. They are responsible for the governance of the organization and lead strategy, fundraising, and outreach efforts. Board terms last two years and begin in January with a six-year max.

Time Commitment: Board meetings - 1 hour per month 


  • Join Our Committees

Strategic Planning Committee - 3 year plan providing vision and direction to the overall council

Fundraising Committee - raising funds, collecting items, and preparing for council events

5K Committee - planning and implementing our end of season 5K celebration events

Program Committee - helps with expansion efforts in territories served

Rhylee Fielding Memorial Scholarship Committee - reading applications and narrowing candidates to the final winners 


Time Commitment Committees: 30 minutes per month 


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Two Heart and Sole participants smile while running in the program


Our council can create internship opportunities on an individual basis, helping you get the most out of your experience. Focus areas: volunteer recruitment, program support, marketing, communications, social media, graphic design, videography, operations, special events and fundraising.