Volunteer with Girls On The Run

We couldn't do what we do without the help of our fantastic volunteers, so join us! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our volunteer coordinators, Katherine Walker at 850.509.7728 or info@gotrbigbend.org today!

Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • Coaching — coach a team of girls through the Fall or Spring Session while educating them on important life lessons and helping them train for a 5K run.  For more details, click here.

  • SoleMates — join Girls on the Run of Big Bend (GOTR) adult charity running team and run while raising money to support GOTR and our mission! For more information please click here.

  • General Volunteer/One Time Opportunities - Help with special events, information tabling, administrative items (i.e. delivering flyers, marketing materials, help prepare for coach and/or running buddy trainings, etc.), and other areas/opportunities as they arrise

  • Event & Leadership Committees - Our committees work behind the scenes and help ensure that Girls on the Run of the Big Bend runs smoothly and effectively. Volunteering on a leadership committee is a great way to give back and learn more about our organization. The following committees are currently accepting new volunteers:

  • Runathon Committee - Join our annual signature fundraiser team for our fall event in September.

  •  Volunteer & Outreach Committee - Help coordinate GOTR volunteers and running buddies, assist in keeping volunteer database up to date, contribute ideas for events GOTR should attend to spread the word in our community, assist with marketing strategies and planning, etc.
  • 5K Race Committee - Help plan as well as attend the spring and/or fall 5K events 
  • Programming Committee - Assist with coach and site support, delivering/distributing seasonal marketing materials, flyers, and registration brochures, serve as a site liaison for a specific site, assist with coach training etc.
  • SoleMates committee - Help recruit new SoleMates, offer support and fundraising ideas to current SoleMates, etc.
  • Adopt a Runner — help sponsor a girl for her first 5K race. As a nonprofit organization, there are many simple ways to truly make a difference with a gift.  To learn more click here.
  • Running Buddy Volunteer  — A running buddy chaperones and mentors one or two girls through her two experiences: the "Practice" 5K and the Girls on the Run 5K. That means keeping pace with the girl, helping her along the way, and cheering her on! Learn more by clicking here

Additionally, we are seeking a few key volunteers to serve in Leadership roles, heading up the following areas:

  • Grant Writers
  • Interns

Requirements for Volunteers

  • Genuine interest in leading a healthy life.

  • Interest in physical fitness or running.

  • Commitment to the mission of GOTR.

  • Reliable, honest and positive outlook on life.

  • Interest in the issues facing young women today.

  • Desire to get involved in a nonprofit organization and help create public awareness.

  • For the safety of our girls, all of our volunteers must complete our background check. The cost of this is $8.00. (In order to keep our costs down, we ask volunteers to cover this cost. If this is an issue, please let us know.) You will be prompted to complete the background check during the registration process. 

To join our amazing team of volunteers, email us at info@gotrbigbend.org or call us at 850.509.7728.  Thank you!

Do you have items to donate, rather than time?

As a nonprofit organization, Girls on the Run continually seeks to keep costs low so that we may continue to serve our girls at a reasonable fee.  Below is a list of items that we would greatly benefit from receiving as donations to our local council:

  • Photocopy Services

  • Beads & Stickers

  • Markers/Pens

  • Sidewalk Chalk

  • First Aid Kits

  • Plastic Bins

  • Tape/Scissors/Glue Sticks/General Office Supplies