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A Coach’s main responsibility is to prepare and deliver the Girls on the Run curriculum for the 10-week season. Throughout the lessons the coach will serve as a role model by having a healthy lifestyle and positive attitude.
A coach also serves as an encourager, cheerleader and supporter during workouts and 5K runs and to assist co-coaches with lesson activities and workouts. Coaches play an supportive role with leading activities, participating in discussions, keeping record of attendance, laps and energy awards as well as run with the girls at practice.
For more information see Coaches Corner.
The Site Liaison’s role is to facilitate the smooth implementation of the program by serving as a link between coaches, participants, parents and GOTRWV. The Site Liaison does not have to be present during Girls on the Run practices. Site Liaisons create marketing plans to promote the program at their school. They identify language barriers and distribute registration materials to 3rd-8th grade girls as appropriate for their site. Additionally, Site Liaisons assist in recruiting coaches for the site. (For public school staff who are Site Liasons, the role is limited to overseeing the facility use requirements and distributing program and coach recruitment flyers.)
A 5K Buddy signs up to participate in the 5K Celebration as a one-on-one buddy for the day’s events. You run, walk, skip or hop with a GOTR girl at the Girls on the Run 5K Celebration in Corvallis. That means keeping pace with the girl, ensuring her safety, and cheering her on. For many girls, the final 5K Celebration is the biggest challenge and greatest accomplishment of their Girls on the Run experience. One of a girl’s favorite parts is having her very own 5K Buddy by her side!
The goal of Girls on the Run is for the girls to do their best and HAVE FUN! Girls are not encouraged to race competitively, but are encouraged to reach their own goals.
GOTR’s committees help promote and support our organization in a variety of ways. Our volunteers work throughout the year, to spread the word about the mission of GOTR, plan events, plan the 5K and raise funds to keep the program affordable. Most committees meet once a month at a set time. If you have a particular interest or skill please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Marketing Committee helps promote Girls on the Run Willamette Valley, as well as produce marketing, social media, program and 5k materials. This committee is critical to spreading the word to volunteers, families and donors alike. The Marketing Committee is comprised of members of the Board of Directors and community volunteers who work on the events, 5K, grants/sponsorship and volunteer committees to help promote GOTR.
The Fundraising Committee plans GOTR’s fundraisers each year. The committee is always looking for people excited about the mission of GOTR and ready to help raise funds to support our programs.
The Grant-Writing Committee works on researching grant and sponsorship opportunities. The committee works closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to execute a strategic plan for these opportunities, which may including creating submission materials, submitting grant proposals or attending meetings for potential grants with the Executive Director or a member of the Board of Directors. Have a public interest, research or writing skill? Enthusiastic about GOTR and love to put together and present our story? Join us on the Grant-Writing Committee!
The members of our Board of Directors have a variety of experiences and talents, but all share the desire to help guide Girls of the Run Willamette Valley through each running season and to plan for the future of this program. We meet once a month for two hours.