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Girls on the Run Coaches in Greater Nebraska

Girls on the Run Coaches in Greater Nebraska

Contact Info:

Deb Potter
Volunteer Coordinator
Schools and Community Centers across Nebraska
Statewide, NE 68510
Opportunity Type:
Healthy Futures
Requested Hours:
40.00 hours
Vounteers Needed:

Girls on the Run is gearing up for another fantastic season of fun, friendships and 5K fun next school year, and we’re looking for positive-minded, can-do women to coach teams across Greater Nebraska. Girls on the Run will be offered at 50+ schools in four regions (Panhandle, Central, Northeast and Southeast) of Nebraska. 

Girls on the Run is an innovative after-school program that combines exercise, education and mentoring to promote self-esteem, goal-setting and healthy living in third- through fifth-grade girls. Teams meet for 75 minutes twice a week for two months to play interactive running games and train for a 5K run/walk. Lessons on goal-setting, health, communication, teamwork and self-respect are incorporated with the physical training, so girls get a well-rounded positive experience in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Find a team near you or bring GOTR to your community

You DON’T have to be a runner to get involved – you just need to live a healthy lifestyle, project a positive attitude and have passion to help young girls put their best foot forward.

The overall time commitment for first-time coaches is about 40 hours over 14 weeks. That includes 20 meetings with your team; a few hours on 5K day; and coach training (dates in February and March). The spring season runs for 10 weeks between late February and mid-May.

Coaches must commit to two days per week; no part-time applicants please.

Visit to learn more about this rewarding (and FUN!) short-term volunteer opportunity. Get involved to find out for yourself why “Girls on the Run is so much fun!”