Volunteer | GOTR Chicago


The impact Girls on the Run makes is dependent on dedicated volunteers like you, who are committed and passionate about our mission and vision.

Not a runner? Not a problem!


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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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Spring 2024 Volunteer Opportunities

This Spring, we will have a variety of ways for you to support Girls on the Run-Chicago as a volunteer. Stay tuned! 

Group Opportunities

Are you part of a group or organization that wants to make an impact on our community? Girls on the Run would love to have you get involved with our program. Here are a few ways you can make a difference while working together.

  • Volunteer together at a Girl on the Run 5K event – from cheer teams to water stations to handing out medals at the finish line and more – there are numerous ways for you to help bring this joyful end of season celebration to life!
  • Support with one-day volunteer opportunities.
  • Volunteer for or financially support a team for a season. 
  • Financially support a team for a season. 
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Current Opportunities

Survey Data Input

We are looking for volunteers to help us with a data entry project, with volunteer shifts at our office (1415 N. Dayton St, Suite 112, Chicago, IL, 60642). Choose any of the following shifts: 

  • Wednesday, June 12: 2:30PM-4:30PM
  • Thursday, June 13: 2PM-4PM
  • Thursday, June 13: 5PM-7PM

Your role will include inputting survey data that has been collected via paper into our online system, so in order to participate, you must bring a laptop. The survey data is vital to improving Girls on the Run programming, as it is feedback from Spring 2024 program participants!  

If you are able to make all 3 shifts, or even just one, your help will be appreciated! We will have snacks as well!

If you have questions, please feel free to email Zoe Kim at programs@gotrchicago.org or call/text her at 312-392-2586.

Future 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.