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

We have a role for you!

A coach helping another coach attach their 5K bib.

Substitute Coach

The substitute coach is a volunteer position within the Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia program that works with a team of coaches to facilitate the Girls on the Run curriculum to program participants. Time commitment will vary depending on the need for substitute coaches and your availability. This is a great opportunity for those unable to commit to coaching a full season or those wanting to “test out” the coaching process!

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.

  • Packet Pick Up Events
  • Registration
  • Medal Station
  • Water Station
  • Running Buddy opportunities, where we invite family members and/or trusted friends to run alongside participants. 

5K volunteer sign-up will be available closer to the 5K events in May.

Three Girls on the Run 5K volunteers jumping at the race finish line
Two Heart and Sole participants smile while running in the program

Team Adelaide

Team Adelaide members are a vital resource for Girls on the Run, acting as eyes and ears out in the field. Team Adelaide volunteers are assigned specific sites and will visit each site once a season during the site’s scheduled practice time. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see the program up close.

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. 

A Girls on the Run volunteer holds up a mirror to a participant who has face paint on
A Girls on the Run participant looks off into the distance during a program practice

Project or Skill-Based Opportunities

Our council is seeking volunteers who can support on a project-by-project basis. Our current needs are translation into multiple languages.