Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in

volunteering with

Girls on the Run of Central Ohio!

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We know you’ve got it. You’re self aware and lead a confident life. You are just the coaching volunteer we need, and this group of girls is looking up to you to learn these same powerful principles. Girls on the Run is a chance to get outside, laugh, jump, and cheer. Most importantly, it’s a chance for you to help girls realize their full potential.
The girls are waiting for you, Coach! 
Volunteer Coaching Position Descriptions
Head Coach: greatest time commitment – leads the program twice a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes for the 10 week season.  Must run in the end-of-season 5k. 1-2 Coaches are assigned per site.
Assistant Coach: moderate time commitment, assists the head coach(es), must be present at least once a week and stay the length of program, and run in end-of-season 5k. 1-2 Asst. Coaches are assigned per site.
Running Buddy: least time commitment – can come and go as they are able; must run with the girls and get to know them so that the girls are comfortable running the end-of-season 5k. The number of Running Buddies may vary per site.
These projects would be a great way to fulfill your volunteer requirement.
Jr. Coach: 13-18 year olds who are willing to support adult volunteers and provide their perspective to processing with the groups, must be present at least once a week and stay the length of program, and run in end-of-season 5k. The number of Jr. Coaches may vary per site.

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The coach applications for the fall 2017 season are OPEN.

Want to join us for the fall 2017 season as a volunteer coach?

Ask yourself this question:

Have I ever volunteered as a coach with Girls on the Run?

If you answered “NO”, see below for Step #1. 

If you answered “YES”, see below for Step #2.

Step #1 for NEW COACHES

PLEASE CLICK HERE IF YOU HAVE NEVER EVER VOLUNTEERED WITH US BEFORE TO COMPLETE THE FALL 2017 NEW COACH/RUNNING BUDDY APPLICATION

Information on how to submit background check information will be found on the confirmation receipt emailed to you after you complete the application.

*If you are a teacher or school staff member we will be able to locate your most current background check through the Ohio Department of Education.

You will pick your training date within this Coach/Running Buddy application so no need to email us with that information.  We will see it within our database.  You will know your application has been completed when you receive a confirmation email in your inbox.  If you don’t receive this please check in with us.

 We are happy to help with any questions you may have, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Save 1 of our Training Dates on your calendar:

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10:00am-2:00pm

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Monday, June 26, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday, July 13th, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Monday, July 17th, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm

All trainings will take place at the Girls on the Run of Cental Ohio Office.

1145-L Chesapeake Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43212

Step #2 for RETURNING COACHES

 
If it has been more than 24 months since your last coach/running buddy training you will need to attend training this summer.  Please see the training dates and times above. 
You will pick your training date within this Coach/Running Buddy application so no need to email us with that information.  We will see it within our database.  You will know your application has been completed when you receive a confirmation email in your inbox.  If you don’t receive this please check in with us. 
 
*If it has been more than 24 months since you last completed a background check you will need to update that for us.  
 
*If you are a teacher or school staff member we will be able to locate your most current background check through the Ohio Department of Education.

Email Torre Summers, Program Coordinator, at: torre.summers@girlsontherun.org with any additional questions/concerns.

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If you want us to keep you in the loop, but aren’t sure whether you are able to coach at a site:

 Complete the GENERAL/Non-Coach Volunteer Application by clicking HERE

Completing the GENERAL/Non-Coach Volunteer Application will keep you updated on opportunities that are communicated through email blasts and monthly e-newsletters.
We also have volunteer opportunities with the following committees:
  • Development (Fundraising)
  • 5k Planning
  • Marketing
  • Operations
We’re excited to hear from you regarding any interest you may have to join a committee and look forward to your involvement with Girls on the Run of Central Ohio in whatever capacity your schedule allows.