Serving as a Junior Coach is a fun and rewarding way for individuals between 14 and 18 years of age to get involved with Girls on the Run and make a difference in the lives of girls throughout their community. You get to experience the program first hand, feel a sense of accomplishment and have a ton of fun with a team of Coaches and incredible girls!

  • Girls on the Run Washington DC
  • Signup Deadline is 5/25/2018

Available Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Junior Coach

About This Event

Junior Coach is a volunteer position for individuals under 18 years of age to assist the Coaches at a Girls on the Run program site. The position entails approximately 1.5-3 hours per week for ten weeks. Junior Coaches can choose to attend both program sessions per week OR commit to only one day a week. We ask each Junior Coach to determine which schedule works the best for them and to maintain that schedule throughout the program for consistency on behalf of the girls. While the Junior Coach is not responsible for facilitating the Girls on the Run curriculum, they are there to support the other Coaches and program participants in many ways. This volunteer position may be used as a service learning project/high school community service credit project, internship, or other high school credit project upon agreement of the School and GOTR-DC Program Director.


As a Junior Coach, here are a few things to keep in mind:

- The Spring 2018 season begins the week of March 12th and ends with the 5K on Sunday, June 3rd. 

- All new Junior Coaches must complete an online training by Friday, March 9th.

- Practice days and times vary by location, please click here for a list of team practice information. *Please note that most of our teams practice on weekday afternoons, beginning around 3:30 or 4pm.