At the heart of Girls on the Run NYC are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion change the lives of hundreds of girls across New York City each year. Our volunteers are dynamic individuals who offer their time, talents and energy to support our mission of empowering girls to become healthy and confident young women. Whether you have just a few hours a year, a season, or every month to help our cause, we would love to hear from you!
We have a variety of ways you can get involved with Girls on the Run NYC, depending on how much time and energy you have to commit to the Girls on the Run! These opportunities include:
- Coaching for Girls on the Run, committing to once or twice a week for the 10 week season. Click here to learn more about Coaching and submit a Coach Application!
- Committee leadership, serving on a year-round committee to support our organization
- One-time volunteer events, ranging from our twice yearly 5k event to helping us in the office
If you are interested in joining a committee or supporting us through one-time events, please read further details below and specify in your Volunteer Application your interests in terms of opportunity and time commitment.
Want to get involved right away?
Visit our Girls on the Run EVENTS page to learn about upcoming events including group runs to get to know GOTR staff & volunteers, fundraising events such as charity rides, and one time volunteer events like joining our Cheer Stations to support our SoleMates charity athletes who fundraise for our cause while participating in endurance events!
General Committee Volunteer
If you would like to be involved with the Girls on the Run mission long-term but don't have the flexibility to coach, you can join us as a Committee Volunteer.
Committee Volunteers help our small office with communications, development, SoleMates, volunteer engagement, special events, and more. The commitment varies between committees but every group is essential to the organization.
Those interested in becoming a Committee Volunteer are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation. After you have submitted your volunteer application, you will receive a confirmation email with the next steps to get involved. The confirmation email will include how to sign up for a Volunteer Orientation and an Outreach Volunteer Training.
One-Time Volunteer Opportunities
Get involved one day or event at a time! If you are interested in being part of the Girls on the Run mission and can commit to a one time event, we can use your support!
Join us for our biggest one-time opportunity of the spring - our end of season 5k on June 3 on Roosevelt Island! Registration for the spring 5k will open in early March. The 5k is possible because of the energy of our volunteers as running buddies, course marshals, number-one-fans, and more. We have opportunities throughout the year to help with smaller events and office support.
Ready? Apply to be a Girls on the Run Volunteer!
To help us learn more about you, please complete our Volunteer Application so that we can match your skills and interests with activities that you will enjoy. All volunteers that will have direct contact with the girls in our program must agree to a Background Check. For volunteers interested in coaching and/or our volunteer committees, you can expect to hear from us within three weeks.
Girls on the Run NYC interns work with staff and volunteers on various project responsibilities to support the Girls on the Run mission and organization in New York City.
Girls on the Run NYC's summer internship program is currently closed.