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    Volunteer Opportunities

    TRDC offers a variety of opportunities for you to help youth build their confidence, social connectedness, physical fitness, and goal-setting skills. We welcome volunteers of all fitness levels and abilities. No prior running experience is required. Join us as we run and walk together towards healthy and hopeful futures for DC youth!

    APPLY NOWMentors

    Mentors provide one-on-one guidance and encouragement to TRDC youth as they work to succeed in running and life. Mentors are supported by TRDC staff, experienced mentors, and a welcoming and fun community.

    Commitment:

    • Be involved in a mentee’s life for a full academic year & maintain 8-10 hours of contact per month
    • Regularly participate in Saturday practices, races, & volunteering events (see our calendar)
    • Attend monthly mentor trainings before Saturday practice

    Clearance Requirements: Volunteer ApplicationDCPS Volunteer Clearance Process,  Mandated Reporter Training, Attend a Mentor Orientation, Complete Mentor Matching Survey  & Agreement, Driving History Clearance Process

    APPLY NOWFRIENDS

    Friends support TRDC youth by generally encouraging and cheering them on at practices, events, and races. They help create our welcoming, caring, and fun community.

    Commitment:

    • Participate in Saturday practices, races, & volunteering events (see our calendar)
    • Support TRDC youth at practices, races, and events as needed

    Clearance Requirements: Volunteer Application, DCPS Clearance Process

    APPLY NOWRun Leaders

    Running Leaders support youth in our weekday program by leading practices at schools. They inspire our youth to have fun, work hard, and get fit! They also teach important life skills lessons to TRDC students.

    Commitment:

    • Lead weekday running and life skills development practices at schools throughout the area 
    • Facilitate student participation in races, events, & Saturday practices (see our calendar)

    Clearance Requirements: Volunteer Application, DCPS Clearance Process (or other school clearance process required by placement school), Mandated Reporter Training

     

    Other Volunteer Opportunities

    • Charity Runners: To join our charity team for the Marine Corps Marathon, the Mentoring Matters 5K, or your own race, visit Run for DC Youth.
    • Organizational Support: To help with fundraising, data entry, social media or other fun tasks or to inquire about internships, contact volunteer@teensrundc.org.
    • Event-based Volunteering: To sign up for a one-time volunteering opportunity, visit Event-based Volunteering.

    Questions?

    Visit our Volunteer Clearance page for more details on the volunteer clearance process. For all other questions, contact volunteer@teensrundc.org.