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Truckee Tahoe ‘Running Buddies’ needed for Girls on the Run after school program

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Serving as a Running Buddy is a fun and rewarding way to get involved with Girls on the Run and learn more about our program. Experience the program first hand, feel a sense of accomplishment that you have made a difference in the life of a girl in our community, and have a ton of fun with your team of coaches and incredible girls. This is a perfect opportunity for women and men who canand#8217;t make the twice-weekly time commitment to be a coach.

The Running Buddy is a volunteer position that assists the Coaches at a Girls on the Run program site. The position entails participating in two designated lessons during the 10-week season (one in April, one in May) and the programand#8217;s culminating 5K run June 5. Running Buddies are more than welcome to attend more lessons if theyand#8217;re interested.

A Running Buddy is not responsible for facilitating the Girls on the Run curriculum but is there to support the Coaches and program participants in many ways.

This volunteer position may be used as a service learning project/high school community service credit project, internship, or other college/high school credit project upon agreement of the school and director.

Core duties/responsibilities

Three hours a month, meet after school in Truckee, Tahoe City, Kings

Beach or Incline Village locations.

Attend at least two program sessions

Participate in the 5K Run June 5, 2011 with your running buddy from the program and coaches, program participants and other volunteers

Serve as a role model and mentor for program participants

Assist coaches with setting up/breaking down games and lessons

Encourage and cheer for all participants

Participate in games and workouts with the girls as needed by the coaches

Understand and believe in the mission of Girls on the Run Special projects, such as fund-raising, as assigned

Qualifications

Must be at least the age of a high school student; a strong commitment to girlsand#8217; positive development

Excellent verbal communication skills experience working with youth a plus

Men and women are welcome to apply.

Visit girlsontherunsierras.org.

WHAT: Running Buddy Orientation

WHEN: Tuesday, March 29, 5 p.m., Gar Woods, Carnelian Bay.

HOW: For more information please contact Dana Tanner, Volunteer Coordinator, Running Buddy Program, Girls on the Run – Sierras at dana@girlsontherunsierras.org or 530-587-2015.


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