• Upcoming Events

    Apr
    28
    Sat
    10:00 am Saturday Practice
    Saturday Practice
    Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Meet us at 10AM at The Yards Park for Teens Run DC community running practices! TRDC welcomes people of all fitness and ability levels!  Questions? Contact alee@teensrundc.org or call 202-818-8600, ext. 2.
    May
    5
    Sat
    8:45 am Monthly Mentor Training
    Monthly Mentor Training
    May 5 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am
    Join us for our monthly mentor training session! Trainings focus on topics such as adolescent development, building and sustaining strong mentoring relationships, and motivating youth to set and achieve running-related goals. Trainings will be held at 8:45am (immediately before practice). We will plan to meet outdoors at The Yards whenever possible; in the case of inclement weather, we will meet at Philz Coffee, just around the corner. Mentor trainings are open to all TRDC volunteers; attendance is mandatory for active Mentors. 
    10:00 am Saturday Practice
    Saturday Practice
    May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Meet us at 10AM at The Yards Park for Teens Run DC community running practices! TRDC welcomes people of all fitness and ability levels!  Questions? Contact alee@teensrundc.org or call 202-818-8600, ext. 2.
    May
    12
    Sat
    9:00 am Mentoring Matters 5k
    Mentoring Matters 5k
    May 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Join us for the third annual Teens Run DC Mentoring Matters 5K! This event is open to the entire community and will serve as a celebration of the power of mentorship. Join us in running or walking the 3.1 mile course through beautiful Anacostia Park. Run for fun. Run for health. Run to honor someone who has played an important mentoring role in your life. $25 until April 15 $30 from April 16-May 12 Packet pick up 7:30-8:30am; race starts at 9am! Register here!  

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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.