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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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.

  • Packet Pickup
  • Registration
  • Medal Station
  • Water Station
  • Happy Hair Stations
  • Greeters and Directional Helpers
  • Running Buddy opportunities, where we invite family members and/or trusted friends to run alongside participants. 

General Volunteer

Our council is seeking volunteers who can support on a project-by-project basis. Our current needs include financial advisement, fundraising, and graphic design.

A Girls on the Run participant looks off into the distance during a program practice
A Girls on the Run volunteer holds up a mirror to a participant who has face paint on

Board Opportunities

Are you looking for a unique service leadership opportunity that allows you to put your lived experiences to direct good use? Girls on the Run North Alabama is seeking 3-4 members to add to our board of directors. The individuals elected for this office will each serve a 2 year term.

As a member of our board, you can expect:

· Support and education from an experienced and caring board and staff

· Regular and effective communication

· Active participation and contributions from all members

· Utilization of your expertise through service on one board led committee 

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. 
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.