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

  • Camp GOTR

    June 20 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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    Location: Thrive

    Girls Have Power! A week-long camp just for girls entering 3rd – 5th grade. Girls will enjoy building friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactive lessons, being physically active, and expressing creativity through arts, crafts and storytelling. Cost: $125, limited scholarships available Location: Thrive Dates: June 17th -21st Time: 8:30am - 12:30…

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  • Camp GOTR

    June 21 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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    Daily

    Location: Thrive

    Girls Have Power! A week-long camp just for girls entering 3rd – 5th grade. Girls will enjoy building friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactive lessons, being physically active, and expressing creativity through arts, crafts and storytelling. Cost: $125, limited scholarships available Location: Thrive Dates: June 17th -21st Time: 8:30am - 12:30…

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  • Dynamite Dads: Fun with the MSU Bobcats!

    July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: Bobcat Stadium

    Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event that gives dads, father-figures and the kids they love a change to bond. Each event is free and dinner is provided.   This month we’ll be tossing the football around with the MSU Bobcats in the stadium!  We’ll provide the pizza and the Bobcats will provide the footballs!…

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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.