At the heart of Girls on the Run-Chicago are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion change the lives of thousands of girls each year. Make an impact! Join us today!
Each season Girls on the Run-Chicago (GOTRC) has a dynamic group of volunteers who give their time to guide and mentor girls along their journey to become happy, healthy, self-confident adolescents and adults. Our volunteer positions are open to men and women, 18 years of age and older who do not have to be runners or have previous coaching experience; just the passion and energy to positively impact girls’ lives!
For approved sites, the spring 2019 season will begin the week of February 25th. Teams meet twice a week for 75-90 minutes, typically Monday - Friday between the hours of 2:30pm-5:30pm. Actual start dates and practice days/times will vary at each program site.
Site Liaison: Site Liaisons (also referred to as Site Coordinators) manage the logistics associated with the site. Site Liaisons may also dual role as coaches. This role is available to one person per site and is not open to unaffiliated volunteers. Site Liaison Role & Responsibilities.
Coach: Coaches attend training to facilitate the GOTR/H&S curriculum, become CPR (AED) & First Aid certified and attend practice each week. Haven't been invited to coach or not currently matched to a site? Register as unaffiliated/"Please match me to a site" and our office will do our best to match you to a site in need of additional volunteers. Please note, we have a limited number of sites looking for help from the community. Coach Role & Responsibilities.
General Volunteer: General Volunteers support coaches by assisting with logistics and safety. Their role is to serve as additional adult supervision for the girls during each practice. They are NOT coaches and therefore are NOT authorized to facilitate the curriculum. General Volunteer Role & Responsibilities.
Junior Helper: Opportunity for young women, grade 9th-12th, that are interested in empowering young girls in their community, enhancing their own leadership skills, and supporting a your team of adult coaches. Junior Helper Role & Responsibilities
Program Support Committee: As a member of the Program Support Committee you will help at local coach trainings (5+ hours), conduct at least 1 program support visit over the course of the season (2+ hours), serve as a substitute coach when sites need assistance (2+ hours), and attend the end of the season 5K (5+ hours). The position entails continued involvement with GOTRC programs in your community and reliable communication with GOTRC staff and other members, but allows for a flexible schedule and individual initiative. Program Support Committee Role & Responsibilities.