Dreamfar High School Marathon’s success comes in part from the many wonderful mentors/volunteers who come back year after year to run with our students, staff the weekend water stops, input data into the computer, share their knowledge to the group and drive students to and from training.
DHSM mentors are the very heart and soul of the program. Dreamfar High School Marathon makes the promise that no student will cross the finish line of a race alone. Mentoring student runners has been called, "a life changing experience” for both the student and the mentors. Students look to their mentors for guidance, leadership, and most of all encouragement.
Consider making the commitment to mentor a student.
Dreamfar mentors run alongside students, and help them to train for and complete the Cox Providence Marathon. Mentors run as part of the whole team, but become responsible for a group of students (no more than four), and provide companionship, motivation, and support. The mentor may or may not be an experienced runner, but they must be committed to training alongside our students.
- Sincere desire to contribute to the growth and development of a young person
- Ability to communicate openly and without judgment
- Practical problem solving skills
- Sensitivity to persons of all backgrounds
Responsibilities and Commitment
Mentors participate in the program in the following ways:
- Attendance at 90% of Saturday training runs from December-May (approx. 22 training runs)
- Commit to participate in the full program
- Run the Cox Providence Marathon on May 6, 2012
- Complete mentor training program, and attend on-going mentor support events
- Foster a safe and encouraging environment for our student runner
DHSM’s Resources for Mentors
- Certified marathon coaching
- Regular mentorship training and support
- Highly accessible program staff
- Team socials
- Access to physical therapy
- Discounts at local running stores
- A once in a lifetime opportunity
Dreamfar High School Marathon volunteers are needed to do a multitude of important jobs!
Water Stop Volunteers are needed each Saturday starting in December to staff our Water Stops.
Volunteers are asked to meet at Brookline High School, 115 Greenough St. at 8:00am to gather the water stop supplies and take them to a predetermined location on our training route, set up for the runners’ convenience, offer a kind word of encouragement, and remain in place until the last runner comes by.
Additional volunteer opportunities are needed as the season progresses.