Volunteers In Everett Needed For Girls On The Run

February 14, 2022

Events in Everett

Passing along some information and a request for volunteers for sites in Everett, Washington and surrounding cities for the Spring season of Girls on the Run. Here are the details.

Photo Credit: Girls on the Run Snohomish County

Registration for Girls on the Run of Snohomish County’s spring season is now open. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

This season, Girls on the Run programming will be offered at schools and local parks throughout Snohomish County. During the season, held April 18-June 13, 2022, teams meet twice a week for 90 minutes and the program culminates with all participants completing a celebratory 5K event. The life-changing program has research-based lessons that use dynamic discussions and fun running games to teach life skills.

While many teams are set to go, volunteers are still needed for teams at several Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood, Mukilteo and Mill Creek sites. Volunteer coaches utilize a structured curriculum to engage teams of girls in fun, interactive lessons and serve as role models and mentors for girls.

“As a coach, I get so much joy watching the girls gain confidence, have fun, learn and grow during the season. Especially during the past two years, the program gives girls the connections they really need right now with peers and positive, adult role models outside of their homes,” explained Kathleen Quirk, a volunteer coach for the last seven seasons. “As a coach, I’ve learned a lot through the lessons as well, including topics like positive self-talk, building confidence and developing friendships. If someone is interested in coaching, my advice is to do it – you won’t regret it. The joy, fun and friendships you make and the impact you can have on girls is so worth it!”

No running or coaching experience is necessary to volunteer and coach training, program curriculum, supplies and coach support are provided for volunteers. Coaches can be teachers, participant family members, community members, college students, retirees and others who can commit to attending practices twice a week during the season. Coaches are required to be a minimum of eighteen years old and must complete a background check and attend coach training. Junior coaching positions are available to sixteen to eighteen-year-old high school students.

For more information about program registration, team locations or coaching, visit www.GirlsontheRunSnoCo.org.

Known nationally for our focus on developing the physical, social, and emotional health of our girls, and leaning into our core value of finding strength in our connectedness, Girls on the Run of Snohomish County continues to offer programing to our families, ensuring that our girls in our community receive the connection, the physical activity and the safe space they need to navigate the confusing emotions and fear that many are currently experiencing.

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