We rely on our wonderful volunteers and generous donors to make our program happen! There are lots of ways you can help change a girl's life through Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento.
For the most up-to-date volunteer news and events, request an invite to our Volunteer Web Portal hosted by Shutterfly. The volunteer portal includes an events calendar, sign-up sheets, message boards, and event photos.
*NOTE: You must log-in with a Shutterfly account and request to be added by a site admin. Please email
if you have any problems getting access.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
We like to help support our local races and provide volunteer groups at several community events. Below are dates we are looking for volunteers to help be a part of the GOTR Race Volunteer Team. Email
if you are available and for more information.
Community Race Opportunities
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are currently needed to help make our Spring Girls on the Run 5K the best yet. This involves working with our Race Director to finalize logistics, recruit sponsors, set up entertainment and make sure the event is special and memorable for everyone involved. If interested, please fill out a Volunteer Application and email it to
Be the inspiration to a young girl and help her cross the finish line of her first 5k road race! The job of a running buddy is to be by a girl's side for this fun and exciting experience. That means running or walking at her pace, encouraging her to do her best, but also recognizing and respecting her limits. The girls do a practice 5K at their program site, but we need you to help pace them through the main event. This is a one-time volunteer commitment, for those who want to be part of GOTR on race day, but can’t dedicate regular hours during the season. Running buddies must register and pay for the race in addition to filling out the Running Buddy Application.
Become a Coach or Co-Coach:
This opportunity offers the most interaction with the incredible girls who make up our program. Each coach possesses great enthusiasm, strong character, and the joyful spirit necessary to serve girls effectively. All share the desire to work with girls from different races, cultures, and social and economic backgrounds, and to prepare each girl for a healthy adolescence and adulthood. Coaches participate in a thorough screening and training process, which includes a detailed application, and a criminal background check. Coaches are trained and certified in CPR and First Aid. All coaches must attend a 4 hour GOTR training session and be available to attend bi-weekly workouts which last approximately one hour each, for the 12-week season. We accept coaches who wish to start a new program at their school, or those who are open to coaching at any of our program schools. If interested, please fill out a Volunteer Application.
Board of Directors:
All board positions are currently filled. To inquire about future board opportunities, please email
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 of Greater Sacramento through each running season and to plan for the future of this program. We meet once a month for one hour. If interested, please fill out a Volunteer Application.
Starting a Program:
If you are interested in starting a Girls on the Run (Grades 3-5) or Girls on Track (Grades 6-8) program, please contact us at:
or click here to view how to "bring a program to you".