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

  • Summer Fun in the Park

    August 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: Lindley Park

    Join Thrive for a socially distanced, rocking good time in the park for a free family friendly concert featuring Music Together® with Kate & The AlleyKats! Music Together® is designed for children, ages birth to 6 years old, and their parents. Bring your picnic blanket and any small instruments you would like to jam along…

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  • Thrivin’ at the Drive-In

    September 11 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Location: Gallatin Fairgrounds

    Join Thrive on September 11th for Thrivin' at the Drive-In, a FREE family movie event! Pack your family into the car with blankets and pillows for a socially-distant celebration of Thriving Community Month! We'll be showing a favorite family film on Friday, September 11th at the Oak Street parking lot of the Gallatin County Fairgrounds.…

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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.