Volunteer with Teens Run DC
TRDC weekend programming is only possible with the support of our amazing volunteer crew. TRDC offers a variety of opportunities for volunteers to help youth build their confidence, social connectedness, physical fitness, and goal-setting skills. We welcome volunteers of all fitness and ability levels; no prior running experience is required. Join us as we run and walk together towards healthy and hopeful futures for DC youth! Please find a description of each volunteer opportunity below.
MENTOR One Youth, Change Two Lives!
The Role of a TRDC Mentor:
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.
Be involved in a mentee’s life for a full academic year & maintain 8-10 hours of contact per month (including Saturday practices)
Regularly participate in Saturday practices, races, community social events, and service learning opportunities with TRDC
Attend a Volunteer Orientation session and monthly mentor training sessions (these one-hour sessions are held immediately before Saturday practice)
Join as a FRIEND of the Program
The Role of a TRDC Friend
Friends support TRDC youth by running with, encouraging, and cheering them on at practices, events, and races. They help create our welcoming, caring, and fun community.
Participate in Saturday practices, races, & volunteering events
Support TRDC youth by helping transport students to practices and events (after completing Driving History Clearance Process), serving as a run buddy, and providing generalize support and encouragement to all youth participants
OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Not quite ready to be a regular TRDC participant? There are plenty of other ways to help support our program!
Charity Runners: Join our Marine Corps Marathon charity team and help fund-race for Teens Run DC!
Run Leader: Help lead weekday after-school running practices at partner school sites throughout DC.
Organizational Support: Put your expertise to good use by helping with fundraising, marketing, data entry, or other organizational support tasks.
Event-Based Volunteering: Sign up for a one-time volunteering opportunity with TRDC. Regular opportunities include volunteering at the Marine Corps Marathon (October), volunteering for activities related to the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Miler & 5K Race and Expo (April), and volunteering at the Teens Run DC Mentoring Matters 5K (June). If you or your organization are interested in these and other event-based volunteer opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you!