Our team of volunteers represents a dynamic group of individuals, including teachers, athletes, businesswomen, and parents, all of whom possess a great enthusiasm for helping to prepare girls for a healthy and happy adolescence and adulthood. Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley serves approximately 160 girls in the Blaine County School district, provides events such as our Girls on the Run 5k and Healthy Living Expo and Lunafest Film Festival, and is assists in other area events that encourages healthy living.
Become a mentor/coach:
You don't have to be a runner to be a coach, just have an appreciation for what physical activity brings to your wellbeing and a desire to empower young women. We need small teams of coaches at each of our site locations who can commit to mentoring two days a week for the ten week fall or spring season. We have new coach trainings scheduled for February and August prior to the season start. Visit our coach information page to read testimonies from past coaches, get your questions answered and to apply to be a mentor. If you'd like to inquire about becoming a coach, please contact Mary at 788-7863, or via our contact us form.
Our SoleMates program is a rewarding way to use your own training & racing goals to make a difference in girls lives. Athletes race in 5k, half marathon, full marathon, triathlons and more on behalf of Girls on the Run asking their friends and family to help support them in a cause that they care about.
One-time volunteer opportunities
We're always looking for help at ourJune Color Me Fearless 5k, November Lunafest film night, holiday gift wrapping, Suns Hockey benefit night, or other community involvement such as at the Boulder Mountain Tour or Backcountry Run. Contact us if you'd be able to help, be a running buddy, or lend a talent that would enhance the program or event.
Serve on our Board of Directors
Our board of directors are a diverse group of adults and youth that work year around to make sure the Girls on the Run organization meets it's strategic goals that include: building a development strategy that supports long-term financial stability and growth, advancing operational excellence, maintaining and growing program participation, advancing board of directors operational excellence, creating inspired volunteers, and continuing a strong community presence. Board applications for adults to serve up to three 2-year terms can be accepted at any time. Spots will be open on a as needed basis. Youth board positions become available once a year in May, and youth going into grades 9-11 can apply for a one 1-year term by the deadline of April 15th.
Serve on a committee:
Would you like to focus your efforts toward a particular event or crucial program element? Do you have experience in a field that would be of use to us? We have the following committees and would welcome involvement from those interested in these areas: Color Me Fearless 5k, Lunafest, Fundraising, Board Developement, Program Development, and Solemates. Please contact us via our contact us form to let us know your area of interest.
Donate goods or services:
We're looking for items that can be included in our Lunafest Silent Auction. Sponsorship exposure for your business or organization can be included. Contact us for more information.