Volunteer with Girls on the Run NYC for the end-of-season 5K Celebration!
The Girls on the Run NYC 5K celebrates our program participants and their 10-week season of learning about the importance of taking care of our emotional and physical health. As girls from across the city come together to achieve their goals on 5K day, they depend on volunteers like you to help them shine! All volunteers must complete a background check (paid for by GOTR NYC).
7:30am Arrival - Field Team & Finish Line Support Team:
Field Team volunteers setup and break down team site flags, where all teams gather with their coaches at the start of the event. This team then transitions to manage our exciting start and finish line, supporting our girls as they complete the 5K & guiding them safely back to their coaches.
In this role, some heavy lifting will be required. You can expect to assemble team flags, move sandbags, hand out food after runners/walkers cross the finish line, and direct coaches and participants to their team flag. Anticipated end time for this shift is 12:30pm.
8:00am Arrival - Registration Team & Activity Stations Team:
Registration volunteers help check-in runners then cheer on the course once the 5K run/walk begins. Activity station volunteers help generate excitement for the girls and families with fun activities before the 5K begins, and they also support bag check and the GOTR Shop.
In these roles, you will interact with participants, runners, and families. You can expect to support runners in registering for the event, hand out runner giveaways, set up tables and signs for the station you are working at, and give your biggest smiles as you'll be first first people who participants, runners, and families interact with! *Bonus if you are fluent in another language! Anticipated end time for this shift is 12:30pm.
9:00am Arrival - Course Marshal Team:
Course Marshal volunteers serve as cheerleaders along the course, supporting girls, their running buddies, and all 5K participants! They help to ensure the safety of all participants, and may assist with handing out water to participants on the course.
In this role, you may need to walk up to 1.5 miles. You can expect to write inspirational messages with sidewalk chalk, hold cheer signs, warn cyclists that a 5K is happening, keep the course clear of any debris, and generally be a positive presence for the event! Anticipated end time for this shift is 12:30pm.
Place me anywhere!:
You're available to arrive as early as 7:30am or as late as 9:00am. One of the above descriptions will apply. You're happy to be placed where you're needed most!