Volunteer with Girls On The Run

If you want to help us grow strong girls & are looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities…WE NEED YOU! Please review our long list of opportunities below to decide how you would like to be involved. If you already know your area of interest, please complete our volunteer interest form below so we can contact you.

Click here to complete our volunteer interest form


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  • Ongoing need for office help with administrative tasks.  Schedule is flexible on Mondays-Fridays between 9AM-5PM.  
  • Looking for an internship/student service learning opportunity? Consider working with us! Click here for details. 

Contact hayley.harrell@girlsontherun.org if you can help with any of these opportunities!

If you’re interested in being added to a contact list to receive emails about episodic volunteer opportunities, you can sign up below:

Click here to receive emails about volunteer opportunities



The Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole Programs can ONLY happen with the hands-on time and service of volunteer coaches and site liaisons.  Please view the Girls on the Run Coach Page to learn more about these vital roles.  If you would like to be notified about training details for the fall session, contact Stephanie Bilotta, Program Director: stephanie.bilotta@girlsontherun.org



GOTR of WNC Ambassadors are representatives of and networkers for Girls on the Run in a variety of ways throughout our community. Our organization is often invited to participate in events and speak to groups, but with limited staff time/resources, it is not always possible.We ask our GOTR Ambassadors to be the presence and voice of GOTR to help build and strengthen community partnerships and reach more people (especially girls and their families) with our mission.

As a non-profit, we rely on individual and business support to keep our life-enhancing program available to all WNC girls. The more people we have asking for support for GOTR, the easier it is to meet our fundraising needs. We have materials available for GOTR Ambassadors who are comfortable and willing to approach potential sponsors and donors on our behalf.

 Whether you can give one hour or 100 hours of your time, every minute will make a significant impact in the lives of over 1,000 WNC girls each year!

Board of Directors

Girls on the Run of WNC is an independent, non-profit council of Girls on the Run International and is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors. New Board Members are elected annually in June, and the commitment is a 2-year term beginning in July.  Click here to review our Board Commitment and Responsibilities to better understand the requirements.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors,  please complete the online GOTR of WNC Board ApplicationClick here to download a Word document with the list of application questions, in case you prefer to type your answers and paste them into the online application. You will be asked to provide three references, and you may also provide your current resume. If nominated,  you are required to complete a background check.

Please direct questions to Amy Renigar at 828-713-4290 or amy.renigar@girlsontherun.org.

Girls on the Run SoleMates

Girls on the Run SoleMates® is our adult charity fundraising team. SoleMates make a fitness goal to compete in an event of their choice (5K, marathon, triathlon, etc.) & set a fundraising goal of at least $250 in support of GOTR. Visit the SoleMates page for details.

5K Leadership Team

The 5K Leadership Team organizes, plans and implements 5K day activities. This committee works hand in hand with the GOTR Staff to ensure a successful Girls on the Run end of season event for our over 500 girls and their running buddies.

Volunteers interested in this team will:

  • Be interested in planning and organizing events
  • Attend occasional meetings 
  • Have a desire to help recruit 5k volunteers
  • Enjoy working with others to complete a multi-faceted task
  • Use their knowledge of the community to promote the event

Time Commitment:

  • A couple of planning meetings leading up to the GOTR 5k
  • 3 hours of set-up help the day before the race
  • 5-7 hours on the day of the 5k

To join the 5K Leadership Team, please contact Hayley Harrell: hayley.harrell@girlsontherun.org