AREA — Girls on the Run Volunteer Coaching Opportunities: Register by Feb 15!

Girls on the Run Maine’s coach registration is now open! Girls on the Run is an international nonprofit that offers programs to strengthen third-to-eighth-grade girls’ social, emotional, physical, and behavioral skills. The evidence-based curriculum helps participants build confidence, deepen relationships and successfully navigate life experiences. The 10-week program incorporates physical activity to unlock essential life skills, encourage personal development, foster meaningful connections with others as well as contribute to the community.

Throughout the season, volunteer coaches utilize a structured curriculum to engage teams in fun and interactive lessons. Teams meet twice a week for 90 minutes and the program culminates with a celebratory 5K (3.1 miles) event to provide girls with a tangible sense of accomplishment.

Girls on the Run Maine has served 7,846 girls at 150+ sites in Maine since 2012. To continue this trend of success, the non-profit organization is currently seeking volunteer coaches to facilitate the program and provide critical leadership to its participants.

“GOTR hasn’t just been a learning experience for my daughter. As a coach, it’s helped me grow as well and step into a new challenge I never expected,” said Coach Julie. GOTR taught me to be more encouraging, supportive, and empathetic in my everyday life.”

Coaches do not need to be athletes but are required to be a minimum of eighteen years old to serve as an assistant or twenty-one years old to serve as a head coach. All volunteer coaches must complete a background check and attend an in-person training session. For more information about coaching and Girls on the Run Maine, visit

Interested coaches must register by Feb 15 in order to volunteer for the Spring 2023 season.

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