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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Become a junior Coach

Junior Coaches are needed to inspire the next generation! Our Junior Coach program is for high school girls aged 16 to 18. Beyond serving as a role model to program participants, Junior Coaches work alongside Coaches, strengthening their leadership skills and gaining a sense of belonging and purpose.

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Additional Volunteer Opportunities

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GOTR NJ East Ambassadors

Ambassadors are passionate volunteers who build awareness, excitement and support for Girls on the Run NJ East! As an Ambassador, you'll help ignite our mission and inspire more girls in New Jersey by using your unique skills!

How? By representing GOTR NJ East at community events, recruiting new coaches, raising funds as a SoleMate, leading a team of volunteers at our 5K, or sharing our news on social media.  We welcome GOTR alumni, past and present coaches and family members - anyone who wants to get involved and support our mission! 

Interested in making a difference in girls' lives today? Contact us for more details about this amazing group of volunteers who make connections and impact girls. 

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.

  • Registration
  • Medal Station
  • Water Station
  • GOTR Spirit Stations
  • Sparkle Runners 
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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 to handing out medals at the finish line and more – 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.