Volunteer Opportunities

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:

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 Expo. 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 Expo.

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 fall - our end of season 5k on December 9 at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island! Registration to volunteer for the fall 5k is now open on our 5k page. The 5k is possible because of the energy of our volunteers as running buddies, course marshals, number-one-fans, and more. We also 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.

Internship Opportunities

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. 

I’ve seen firsthand how this program has the ability to transform the lives of young girls as well as the coaches that are involved. It is amazing that a program like this exists and I hope it continues to grow and affect positive change throughout the communities of New York City.
— Coach Courtney
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