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Volunteer as a Junior Coach

Volunteering as a Junior Coach is an extremely rewarding way to volunteer with Girls on the Run as an Alumni. As a coach, you’ll help lead a team through the Girls on the Run-developed curriculum, stretching and running activities, and training for the end-of-season 5K. Serve as a role model for girls by showing up prepared and on time, listening attentively, and by demonstrating a positive attitude!  

This position works closely with the Girls on the Run staff and requires a commitment of 2-3 hours per week for the 10 week season, with additional time required for the GOTR 5K race at the end of the season.  

The minimum age to volunteer as a Junior Coach is 16 years old. Volunteers between the age of 18 and up are able to serve as Assistant Coaches. Head Coaches must be 21 years old or older.

Click below to learn more about GOTR NOVA Coach volunteer roles:

Junior Coach

Assistant Coach

If you have any questions about coaching, email our Volunteer Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information!

Volunteer at the 5k and Other Events

There are numerous ways to volunteer with GOTR NOVA as an Alumni! If coaching isn’t for you, perhaps volunteering at the 5k, helping assemble team materials, or pitching in at the office is a better fit for you.  And remember, any and all volunteer hours with GOTR NOVA can  count towards community service requirements. Get more details about volunteer opportunities with GOTR NOVA here

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Community Service Hours and Projects

Do you need community service hours for school? There are great one-time event opportunities to complete service hours, such as assisting at 5k Packet Pick-Ups, taking inventory of program materials, and completing office support projects at the GOTR NOVA office.

To show your interest in completing community service hours with Girls on the Run of NOVA, please sign up here

Be a FundRunner

FundRunners support Girls on the Run of NOVA by sharing our mission with friends, family members, and colleagues, and by raising money to ensure all local girls can participate in our program. 

FundRunners commit to raising $200 - enough o fund a full season scholarship for a girl in need - as well as your own 5k entry fee.

Girls ont he Run of NOVA will support you throughout the season, helping your reach your fundraising goal. At the end of the season, you'll participate in our 5k alongside our strong girls.

FundRunners receive a Girls on the Run of NOVA t-shirt, 5k finisher medal, weekly training emails, access to online fundraising tools, templates, and more.

Questions about FundRunners? Please contact Emily - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 703.273.3153

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