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

  • Thriving Sixths at Sacajawea Middle School

    August 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: Sacajawea Middle School

    Thriving Sixths is the perfect opportunity to learn how to give your new sixth grader the edge in Middle School!  Meet other parents, learn about resources available to students and parents, and get tips on parenting an adolescent. Join us for this free class presented by the SMS Thrive Parent Liaison Ashley Mares-Jones and SMS…

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  • Thriving Sixths at Chief Joseph Middle School

    August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Location: Chief Joseph Middle School

    Thriving Sixths is the perfect opportunity to learn how to give your new sixth grader the edge in Middle School!  Meet other parents, learn about resources available to students and parents, and get tips on parenting an adolescent. Join us for this free class presented by CJMS Thrive Parent Liaison Betsy Pufahl and CJMS Principals.

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  • Thriving Kinders at Irving Elementary

    September 3

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    One event on September 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Location: Irving Elementary School

    Join your Irving Thrive Liaison, school staff, and other parents as we discuss the developmental norms for your kindergartener, how to create routines and a learning environment at home that will help your kindergartener be successful at school, and tips for partnering with your child's teacher to support them in becoming a Thriving Kinder.

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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.