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Volunteer with Girls on the Run

Powering kids who achieve.

By volunteering with Girls on the Run, you're helping us forge a generation of confident 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).

Donate to Thrive

Help us get more girls up and running by providing a tax-deductible donation to the local GOTR 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

  • SOLD OUT – CAP Trivia Night

    January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location: Bourbon

    CAP Trivia 2023 is SOLD OUT! Please follow us on social media for updates on next year's event! Put your knowledge to the test and win amazing prizes at CAP…

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  • Thriving Institute: Supporting Families in Two Homes Professional Training

    February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Location: Thrive

    This training is intended for front-line professionals such as counselors, teachers, social workers, nonprofit teams who support families experiencing transitions, parenting from two homes, dissolution, or divorce. Click here for…

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  • Thrive Gym Days

    February 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Location: Willson Gym

    Join us for tricycles, bouncy balls, and lots of space to run around at our free Gym Days! Gym Days provides an indoor space for parents and toddlers to socialize…

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GOTR 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.