At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion change the lives of thousands of girls each year. Our volunteer coaches are dynamic role models dedicated to empowering girls to become healthy and confident young women.
Teams of volunteer coaches facilitate our easy to follow curriculum with groups of 8-20 girls over the course of 10 weeks. Amidst the conversation, laughter, hugs and energy awards, you will witness transformational change in the girls and don’t be surprised if you realize that you are positively changing as well! The program may end in 10 weeks, but for our coaches and girls, the finish line is just the beginning. Ready to make a difference and encourage girls to realize their full potential? The first step is signing up. Ready, Set, Coach!
Join the 67,000 women who have already committed to coaching Girls on the Run and are actively making a difference in the lives of girls.
What GOTR expects from volunteer coaches
Time Commitment of Coaching
Requirements to Coach for GHS GOTR
All of our Girls on the Run coaches are Greenville Health System volunteers. To become a coach you must:
These steps are explained to you in more detail once you decide to volunteer.
What you get in return
“This was one of the most amazing experiences that I have EVER been involved in. Though I was hesitant at first to teach a group of elementary school girls, I gained so much confidence and leadership skills as time went by. The girls' shining spirits were always uplifting especially if I was having a bad day. I definitely am still trying to escape from the so called "girl box". It was almost as if this program was made for me as well. I learned to love and respect myself so much more than I did ten weeks ago. It was the girls' attitude that brought me joy every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. I would leave there at 5:30 and smile, knowing that in some way I touched a girl's heart today; I am making a difference. It was a long ten weeks, but completely worth it. The race at the end showed me that this is what we worked so hard for. These girls are absolutely amazing.”
- Jessica, volunteer coach
In addition to getting to feel good about the contribution you are making, GHS Girls on the Run coaches receive:
To become a volunteer coach, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (864) 455-3132.