“Girls on the Run” is an organization dedicated to inspiring girls (8-13 years old) to be joyful, healthy, and confident. Our local chapter (serving Iredell and Rowan) needs volunteer help, and we’re hoping some Club ENERGY members will be interested in this service opportunity.
From the “Girls on the Run” website: “The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.” They describe themselves as a “transformational learning program” that teaches life skills “through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event.”
Local (Iredell and Rowan) Council Director Tanya Kummerow describes current volunteer opportunities:
1. Girls on the Run coach – this volunteer position is quite a commitment with coaches giving 90 minutes of their time, 1 or 2 days a week for a 12 week season. Many Girls on the Run teams meet directly after school. Days of the week vary depending on the school, location and the coaches’ schedules. Each coach attends a half-day training and submits to a background check. Several training dates are available, and one on one trainings can accommodate your busy schedules. There is a great need for coaches in northern Iredell County. The season begins the week of Sept 17. Please contact Tanya Kummerow with your commitment before the end of August as registration begins and they need to secure all coaches for all sites before they can open registration.
2. Volunteer opportunities at our Girls on the Run 5k Race – this year’s event will be held on December 15th at the Statesville Soccer Complex.
“I would encourage the students to check out our website to see if our program is something they would be interested in. Coaches and volunteers do not need to be runners! They do, however, need to be good role models for the girls they will be working with!” Tanya Kummerow, Council Director, Girls on the Run / Iredell and Rowan Counties
If you are interested, please make contact as soon as possible:
Tanya Kummerow 704-280-6203 http://gotriredell.org