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.

Learn More Spring 2023 New Coach App

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!

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Join our Board or Associate Board!

Volunteering with Girls on the Run through board service is a unique and rewarding opportunity to shape the future of GOTR statewide.

Applications for our Board of Directors are now open. The Board is an oversight body responsible for advising, guiding, governing and promoting GOTR MN. Board Members actively participate in strategic planning, organizational expansion, and fundraising. Two year terms begin July 2023. Find more information about Board Member applications here. 

Applications for YOUTH members of our Board of Directors are now open! We are seeking youth board members between the ages of 14-21 to provide their unique perspective and experience. Youth Board Members serve as full voting members and may serve a one or two year term. Find more information about YOUTH Board Member applications here.

Applications for our Associate Board are now open. The Associate Board is a group of diverse and emerging leaders who dedicate their time, talents, networks and resources to raise awareness and support for the GOTR MN mission. They help plan and implement two special events annually, the GOTR MN Limitless Potential Luncheon and LUNAFEST. Find more information about our Associate Board applications here. 

5k Volunteers needed!

Race-day volunteer registration is open now!

Volunteers make our 5k celebration possible! Join us for an inspirational event on Friday, June 2nd at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.  Volunteer shifts will start at 5:00PM and finish between 7-9PM. Volunteer shifts will last 3-4 hours depending on your assigned role. Exact volunteer times and roles will be communicated by Friday, May 26th!

Questions, email 5k@gotrmn.org. 

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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. We have opportunities for groups to assist us in critical tasks such as materials packing and Project Gear Up.

One-Time Opportunities

Want to volunteer, but can't commit to a full season of coaching? Email us and we will connect with you!

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