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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Become a junior Coach

Junior Coaches are needed to inspire the next generation! Our Junior Coach program is for high school girls aged 16 to 18. Beyond serving as a role model to program participants, Junior Coaches work alongside Coaches, strengthening their leadership skills and gaining a sense of belonging and purpose.

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Additional Volunteer Opportunities

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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.

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

Des Moines Women's Half Marathon Events

Girls on the Run of Central Iowa is the charity partner of the Des Moines Women's Half Marathon Events

Join us as we support and celebrate women and runners on May 6th + 7th. 

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Advisory Board Member

We are looking for rock star volunteers who are super passionate about #GirlPower and the mission of Girls on the Run! As a GOTRCIA Advisory Board Member you’ll attend our monthly virtual meetings, serve as event leaders, help fundraise to support growth and inspire others to get involved with GOTRCIA in your community. Join this AMAZING group of dedicated volunteers for fun, connection and impact!

One-Time Opportunities

Want to volunteer, but can't commit to a full season of coaching? Fill out our volunteer interest form and we’ll connect with you. 

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