Volunteer with Girls On The Run

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Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee has served nearly 1,150 girls since 2007. With our small staff, we rely on volunteers to assist with many different aspects of our organization. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved at a variety of different times and in many different ways. Please take a look at our opportunities to determine what works best for your schedule. We look forward to using your time and talents to help inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident! 

Look below for the types of volunteer opportunities!


Coaching a Girls on the Run program is the most rewarding way to get involved with Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee. At each program location, 3 trained coaches deliver the GOTR curriculum, twice a week for 90 minutes to groups of 8-15 girls. Coaches are not required to be runners. They simply must be passionate about the mission of Girls on the Run, committed to working with a group of girls throughout the 10 week season and able to bring energy and joy to each practice. Click here to learn more about coaching.

Running Buddy

A Running Buddy runs, walks, skips or hops with a GOTR girl during the end-of-season Girls on the Run 5k. That means keeping pace with the girl, ensuring her safety, and cheering her on! 

Running Buddies must be at least 16 years old and can be male or female. All Running Buddies must complete a background check through Girls on the Run. 

The cost of registering as a Running Buddy is $15, includes a t-shirt and covers the cost of background check. Click here register for the 5k as a Running Buddy!

One Time Volunteer Opportunity

We always need help in the office and with community outreach events. Examples include: staffing a water station at a 5k , representing GOTR at a local event or expo, helping assemble race materials, or lending a hand in our office with data entry or organizing projects. This is a great position for those who don't have time to coach or attend regular committee meetings, but still want to be involved in GOTR.

Committee Member

Are you looking to make a difference behind the scenes? Then joining a committee is right for you! GOTR of Middle Tennessee is made up of various committees including:


Community Development Committee/Starting Line:


Works to grow, develop, and retain our volunteer base through enhancement of the current volunteer recruitment process, training of committee members to transition onto the Board of Directors, and recognition of volunteer contributions. CDC seeks to increase volunteer outreach efforts by hosting Starting Line—Young Professionals of Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee to establish and strengthen the connection between GOTR of Middle Tennessee and the growing young professional community in our city. Volunteers are a critical piece to achieve expansion goals of GOTR of Middle Tennessee and CDC works to ensure the success of the women and men who contribute to our organization in the form of running buddies, coaches, practice volunteers, and ambassadors.


Finance Committee:


Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding all financial matters of the organization. It is responsible for tracking and informing the board of the financial state of the organization, and keeping the directors fully apprised of the legal consequences of financial actions taken by the organization. It will also offer support for the implementation of fundraising campaigns.


Fundraising Committee:


Helps the Board carry out its due diligence function related to assuring fiscal health through philanthropy and fund development. Partners with staff to institutionalize the philanthropic process within the Board and its individual members. Oversees development and implementation of the Fundraising Plan. The Fall Fundraiser is a sub-committees of the Fundraising Committee


Governance Committee:


Ensures that the board fulfills its legal, ethical, and functional responsibilities through adequate governance policy development, recruitment strategies, training programs, monitoring of board activities, and evaluation of board members' performance.