Volunteer with Girls On The Run

Girls on the Run Nashville has served nearly 1,150 girls since 2007. With our small staff, we rely on volunteers to assist with many different aspects of our organization. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved at a variety of different times and in many different ways. Please take a look at our opportunities to determine what works best for your schedule. We look forward to using your time and talents to help inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident!

In order to volunteer, please email at tiffany.patton@girlsontherun.org


Look below for the types of volunteer opportunities!


Coaching a Girls on the Run program is the most rewarding way to get involved with Girls on the Run Nashville. At each program location, 3 trained coaches deliver the GOTR curriculum, twice a week for an hour and 30 minutes to groups of 8-15 girls. Coaches are not required to be runners. They simply must be passionate about the mission of Girls on the Run, committed to working with a group of girls throughout the 12 week season and able to bring energy and joy to each practice.

Coach Application

Practice Session Volunteer

Practice Session Volunteers (PSV) interact with our girls at least once a week. They must be at least 18 years old and pass our background check. Upon completing the interest form, the PSV will then be assigned to a program site to volunteer. It is a fantastic way to get to know the girls while having fun!

Running Buddy

Running Buddies will run/walk with a girl at the end of season 5k! They will be the girl's mentor and motivator to keep moving forward! 

Sign up now to be a running buddy for the Final 5k!


One Time Volunteer Opportunity

We always need help in the office and with community outreach events. Examples include: staffing a water station at a 5k , representing GOTR at a local event or expo, helping assemble race materials, or lending a hand in our office with data entry or organizing projects. This is a great position for those who don't have time to coach or attend regular committee meetings, but still want to be involved in GOTR. Contact tiffany.patton@girlsontherun.org to get involved.

Committee Member

Are you looking to make a difference behind the scenes? Then joining a committee is right for you! GOTR Nashville is made up of various committees including:


Community Development Committee:


Works to grow, develop, and retain our volunteer base through enhancement of the current volunteer recruitment process, training of committee members to transition onto the Board of Directors, and recognition of volunteer contributions. CDC seeks to increase volunteer outreach efforts by hosting Starting Line—Young Professionals of Girls on the Run Nashville to establish and strengthen the connection between GOTR Nashville and the growing young professional community in our city. Volunteers are a critical piece to achieve expansion goals of GOTR Nashville and CDC works to ensure the success of the women and men who contribute to our organization in the form of running buddies, coaches, practice volunteers, and ambassadors.


Finance Committee:


Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding all financial matters of the organization. It is responsible for tracking and informing the board of the financial state of the organization, and keeping the directors fully apprised of the legal consequences of financial actions taken by the organization. It will also offer support for the implementation of fundraising campaigns.


Fundraising Committee:


Helps the Board carry out its due diligence function related to assuring fiscal health through philanthropy and fund development. Partners with staff to institutionalize the philanthropic process within the Board and its individual members. Oversees development and implementation of the Fundraising Plan. The Spring 5k and Fall Fundraising Dinner are sub-committees of the Fundraising Committee.

5k Sub-Committee (Spring Only):
Plans the GOTR 5K, a public race that takes place annually at the conclusion of our spring season and serves as a fundraiser. Tasks may include securing sponsors, recruiting volunteers, stuffing race packets, race day setup, and marketing.

Fall Fundraising Dinner Sub-Committee (Fall Only):

Plans our annual fundraising event. The evening includes a silent auction, dinner and program with a live entertainment. Tasks may include securing sponsors, soliciting in-kind donations and silent auction items, helping with marketing plan, preparing the invitation and printed program, creating video and slideshow, and assisting with setup before and during the event.


Governance Committee:


Ensures that the board fulfills its legal, ethical, and functional responsibilities through adequate governance policy development, recruitment strategies, training programs, monitoring of board activities, and evaluation of board members' performance.


Program Committee


Works to ensure GOTR is providing a positive program experience at all sites. Reviews surveys of sites, coaches, parents and participants to determine areas of strengths and areas for growth. Conducts site visits to make sure coaches, site coordinators and participants have all the tools they need to operate a successful program. Makes recommendations for program enhancements.

If you are interested in serving on any of the above comittees email tiffany.patton@girlsontherun.org!