Volunteer with Girls on the Run or Let Me Run

Powering kids who achieve.

By volunteering with Girls on the Run or Let Me Run, you're helping us forge a generation of confident boys and girls who know they have what it takes to accomplish their goals. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Volunteer Commitments

Become a Head Coach:

This volunteer position requires  prior experience working directly with boys or girls as well as an awareness of both their shared, and unique needs.  

The Head Coach:

  • Works closely with the assistant coaches to facilitate the curriculum.
  • Coaches two practices per week, typically M/W or T/R  from 3:30-5:00 pm, totaling 3+ volunteer hours per week.  Coaches may not miss more than three practices throughout the duration of the season.
  • Attends a mandatory first-year coaches training and completes CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Must pass a background check.

Become an Assistant Coach:

This volunteer position supports the Head Coach and requires a strong commitment to empowering girls.

The Assistant Coach:

  • Works closely with the head coach to help facilitate the curriculum.
  • Attends one practice per week from ~3:30-5:00pm, totaling 1.5+ hours per week. Coaches may not miss more than three practices throughout the duration of the season.
  • Attends mandatory first-year coaches training, and has the option of completing CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Must pass a background check.

Become a Substitute Coach:

The substitute coach works closely with coaches to help facilitate the curriculum.  

The Substitute Coach:

  • Steps in when a Head or Assistant Coach cannot attend practice. Practices at each site typically take place from 3:30-5:00 pm.
  • Attends a mandatory first-year coaches training and has the option of completing CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Must pass a background check.

Become a Running Buddy

Running Buddies are matched with a participant for two events during the season; the practice 5K and the final 5K. The total time commitment for this volunteer position is approximately 3 hours.

  • Must pass a background check.

How will you help Montana kids thrive?

Apply to be a Coach or Running Buddy

Head and assistant coaches are needed for our upcoming programs. Commitments range from 3 to 6 hours per week for the full 10-week season (GOTR) or 7-week season (Let Me Run).

Donate to Thrive

Help us get more girls up and running by providing a tax-deductible donation to the local GOTR and Let Me Run chapter.

Be a Snack Superstar!

Provide healthy snacks for a practice so kids can stay fueled to meet their goals.

Why Be a Coach?

"My daughter's confidence was extremely elevated- especially after the 5k practice run. She was able to run it with out stopping. It was a huge bonding point with her older sister who served as her running buddy. GREAT PROGRAM!!!!!"

— GOTR Parent's Evaluation

Upcoming Thrive Events

  • Gym Days: Bozeman

    February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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    Location: Willson School

    Gym Days is a free, weekly event designed for parents and toddlers to have a place to go, socialize and play on cold Montana winter days!  The Parent Place provides plenty of riding toys, tunnels, and balls for the kids to play with.  The Bozeman and Belgrade school districts each generously provide a space for use one…

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  • Thriving Parents: Parenting the Love and Logic® Way @ BHS

    February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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    An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, happening 5 times

    Location: Bozeman High School

    Join Thrive's BHS & CJMS Parent Liaisons and other local parents for a 5-week course giving parents the opportunity to learn practical skills to use in their homes right away for issues like: improving communication, ending power struggles, promoting healthy technology use, and increasing personal responsibility. The Thriving Parents: Parenting the Love and Logic® Way approach to…

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  • Thriving Parents: Parenting the Love & Logic® Way @ Hawthorne

    February 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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    One event on March 2, 2019 at 9:00am

    Location: Hawthorne Elementary School

    Join Thrive's Morning Star, Hawthorne & Irving Parent Liaisons and other local parents for a 2-day course giving parents the opportunity to learn practical skills to use in their homes right away for issues like: improving communication, ending power struggles, and using empathy to build a stronger relationship with your child. The Thriving Parents: Parenting…

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GOTR/Let Me Run Program Sponsors

Girls on the Run - Montana would not exist without the generous support of many individuals and partners who donate their time, materials and energy to this cause. Here are a few local businesses that continue to deserve our gratitude.