The impact Girls on the Run makes is dependent on dedicated volunteers like you, who are committed and passionate about our mission and vision.

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Become a Coach

Coaches are the heart of our program! Each season, two or more volunteer coaches inspire and guide a team through our tried-and-true curriculum. If you're ready to directly make an impact, then this role is for you.

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Additional Volunteer Opportunities

We have a role for you!

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Project or Skill-Based Opportunities

Want to use your professional talents to benefit Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa? We are currently seeking volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors and volunteer commitees and support groups. We serve girls from a wide variety of life experiences & backgrounds. It is important to us that our Board of Directors reflects our whole community. We want volunteers who are passionate about sharing their talents & time to shape our community. If YOU want to share your Star Power for the benefit of participants across of Eastern Iowa, click on the button below to learn more & submit an interest form!

Join us in one of these ways:

  • Board of Directors Members: have fiduciary responsibilities, lead strategic work and are fully engaged in fund development.

  • Committee Members: have project responsibilities, contribute to strategic work, support/amplify council fund development efforts. 
    • 5K Task Force
    • Program Committee
    • Development & Community Outreach Committee
    • Operations Advisory Council
  • Advisory Roles: provide support, advice, guidance to council staff, committees, or board on an as-needed basis aligned with areas of expertise
    • Technology Advisor
    • HR Advisor
    • Photography

Group Opportunities

Are you part of a group or organization that wants to make an impact on our community? Girls on the Run would love to have you get involved with our program. Here are few ways you can make a difference while working together.

  • Volunteer together at a Girl on the Run 5K event – from cheer teams to water stations – there are numerous ways for you to help bring this joyful end of season celebration to life!
  • Support with one-day volunteer opportunities.
  • Volunteer for or financially support a team for a season. 
Two Girls on the Run participants smile while working with a volunteer
Two Heart and Sole participants smile while running in the program


Our council can create internship opportunities on an individual basis, helping you get the most out of your experience. Focus areas: volunteer recruitment, program support, marketing, communications, social media, graphic design, videography, operations, special events and fundraising.

5K Volunteers

Our end of season 5K provides a tangible sense of accomplishment to participants. To celebrate and make the experience one to remember, there are many opportunities to get involved.

  • Set-up and Tear Down
  • GOTR Village
  • Parking
  • Cheer Stations
  • Water Stations
  • Course Marshalls
  • First Aid
Three Girls on the Run 5K volunteers jumping at the race finish line