Volunteer

Head Coach Overview

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Must consent to and complete a background check.
  • Attend Girls on the Run coach training.
  • Attend all (two) practices per week for a weekly time commitment of approximately 4 hours.
  • Complete a background check (PA background clearances FBI Fingerprint for anyone who has not lived in PA for the past 10 consecutive years: cost is $21.00 as well as the Criminal History and Child Abuse, which are free for volunteers working with children.)
  • Have fun!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a role model for program participants.
  • Prepare, organize and supervise weekly lessons.
  • Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery.
  • Facilitate communication with parents/guardians of program participants.
  • Participate in the Girls on the Run 5K.
  • Plan and coordinate your team’s end of season party.

Assistant Coach Overview

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must by at least 18 years old.
  • Most consent to and complete a background check.
  • Attend Girls on the Run coach training.
  • Attend 1-2 practices per week for a weekly time commitment of approximately 4 hours.
  • Determine which schedule works best for them and to maintain that schedule throughout the program for consistency on behalf of the girls.
  • Complete a background check (PA background clearances FBI Fingerprint for anyone who has not lived in PA for the past 10 consecutive years. Cost is $21.00 as well as the Criminal History and Child Abuse, which are free for volunteers working with children).
  • Have fun!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend program session on selected day(s) on a consistent basis.
  • Serve as a role model and mentor for program participants.
  • Assist with all aspects of the facilitation of the GOTR curriculum.
  • Encourage and cheer for all participants.
  • Participate in games and workouts with the girls as needed.
  • Highly encouraged to attend the mid-season celebration.
  • Attend our end of season GOTR 5k celebration with coaches, program participants and other volunteers.
  • Understand and believe in the mission of Girls on the Run.

Junior Coach Overview

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 16-18 years old.
  • Candidates must be available for 1-2 lessons/week.
  • You do not have to be a runner,  and must be a positive role model and open to learn from the girls as well as your mentor coach.
  • Encourage and cheer for all participants.
  • Participate in games and workout with the girls as needed.
  • Attend our end of season GOTR 5k celebration with coaches, program participants and other volunteers.
  • Understand and believe in the mission of Girls on the Run.

Head Coach

New Coach: Apply Here

Returning Coach: Apply Here

Mandated Reporter Training: Click Here

PA State Police Background Check: Click Here (Free for volunteers)

PA Child Abuse Check: Click Here (Free for volunteers)

FBI Fingerprinting: Click Here (Required if volunteer has not lived in PA for the last 10 consecutive years, including college and military. Select digital fingerprinting option. There is a fee.)

*Clearances need to be within 2 years for GOTR purposes.

Assistant Coach

New Coach: Apply Here

Returning Coach: Apply Here

Mandated Reporter Training: Click Here

PA State Police Background Check: Click Here (Free for volunteers)

PA Child Abuse Check: Click Here (Free for volunteers)

FBI Fingerprinting: Click Here (Required if volunteer has not lived in PA for the last 10 consecutive years, including college and military. Select digital fingerprinting option. There is a fee.)

*Clearances need to be within 2 years for GOTR purposes.

Junior Coach

New Coach: Apply Here

Returning Coach: Apply Here