Join our team!!
Girls on the Run® is an after school program for 3rd-5th grade girls that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games, and discussing important issues, participants learn how to celebrate being girls. The program focuses on building self-esteem and improving emotional and physical health.
During the 10-week program, girls are empowered with a greater self-awareness, a sense of achievement and a foundation in team building to help them become strong, contented and self-confident young women. Each session is led by trained coaches who guide and mentor girls through a fun and uplifting curriculum. Coaches teach specific life lessons such as dealing with body image and the media, resisting peer pressure, making healthy decisions, and contributing to the community. Along the way, the girls train together to run (and walk) in a 5K (3.1 mile) event (also together).
Are you interested in finding out more about Girls on the Run and our awesome experience??? Consider volunteering! Check out the opportunities below:
Be a Coach!!
- Head Coaches MUST be 21+ years of age and CPR/First Aid certified. This coach must be present at all times.
- Two (2) coaches must always be present (with one always being 21+ and CPR/First Aid certified)
- Background checks on all coaches and volunteers in contact with girls must be conducted every 24 months. Councils are required to retain copies of every background check. *Note: If the volunteer has had a background check completed by another organization or by their employer within the past 24 months, a physical copy needs to be given to the council.
- Men cannot be Head Coaches but may serve as Assistant Coaches
- Girls on the run meets 2 times/week for 90 minutes after school at schools throughout Isabella, Gratiot and Clare Counties
Volunteer to help with council activities:
There are several opportunities throughout the year to get involved with Girls on the Run! From helping spread the word (walking in parades, distributing flyers and posters, contacting potential sponsors) to assembling hand-outs, helping out with fundraisers and council operation activities, there is something for everyone who wants to help!