GOTR Coaches

Our program would not be possible without the amazing volunteers who donate their time and talent. Volunteer coaches work directly with girls to deliver the Girls on the Run (3rd-5th grade) and Heart & Sole (6th-8th grade) programs.

Teams meet right after school, for 60-75 minutes, twice a week for 10 weeks. Our Locations page can tell you exactly where and when.

Coaches lead the girls through fun and active lessons while helping them prepare for the 5k run/walk at the end of the season. You can help educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living!

How Do I Become A Coach?

  1. Read through the coach job descriptions and find out which role would be a good fit for you. Coach Job Descriptions
  2. Complete the coach application.
  3. Talk with us--tell us about yourself and let's assign you to a site!
  4. Attend coaches' training.

Coach Requirements:

  • ALL coaches must complete online training modules and attend a half-day in-person training facilitated by Girls on the Run of  Hawaii.  

    When you sign up to be a GOTR coach you’re signing up to change lives. Our coaches come from a range of backgrounds, professions and levels of experience. One thing they all have in common is a passion for helping girls grow. At GOTR we’re committed to equipping our coaches with the skills and knowledge they’ll need to lead their girls through a transformative season. During training, you’ll learn about building GOTR style relationships, creating an environment girls can thrive in and developing a climate in which all girls are celebrated for their personal growth. You’ll also get the chance to practice leading a GOTR lesson, meet other coaches, share your expertise and have some fun. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • ALL head coaches must be CPR/FA certified.
  • ALL coaches must attend the end-of-the-season 5k event. 

General Volunteer Requirements: 

  • Be drug and tobacco free
  • Complete a Volunteer Application
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Have a positive and encouraging attitude

Access Coach Resources

GOTR Coach Application