Practice Partner

Summary of Role:

  • A practice partner is a volunteer position for individuals interested in providing support for Girls on the Run participants during the 10-week season, at the practice 5k and at the 5k celebration.
  • Practice partners must commit to attending at least one full practice session each week. This fosters relationship building between the practice partner and participating girls, which is foundational to the program.
  • Any coach that does not attend training is automatically considered a Practice Partner, even if they attend practice regularly.
  • Practice partners are automatically registered for the 5k.
  • Girls on the Run St. Louis suggests no more than four Practice Partners per team to ensure a valuable, contributing experience for volunteers while also being good stewards of the organization’s resources.

Core Duties/Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Understanding and believing in the mission of Girls on the Run
  • Upholding Girls on the Run Core Values
  • Encouraging and motivating all participants
  • Attending program sessions at least once a week to assist with lessons and create bonds with the girls
  • Participating in games and workouts with the girls as needed
  • Assisting in facilitation and/or planning the community service project, practice 5k, and/or end-of-season celebration as requested by head coach
  • Participating in the Girls on the Run 5k race


  • Strong desire to volunteer in the field of youth character development
  • Capacity to work in a partnership with head and assistant coach(es)
  • Ability to be flexible and to improvise when needed
  • Strives to lead a healthy lifestyle


  • Woman or Man
  • High-school age or older
  • Completed Coach Registration for the current season
  • Completed background check


  • T-shirt
  • Race entry
  • You’ll be inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident; empowering girls for a lifetime of healthy living!