In order for this event to run smoothly and efficiently, we are in need of 75+ volunteers to help with projects and tasks the day before and the day of SFL.

Do you have a heart to serve or the skills we’re looking for? Check out our list of volunteer duties below and click here to sign up today!

Set-up (day before/day of)

  • Day before – 11am (subject to change, will notify well in advance) Blue Lake Park, help with tents, tables, banners, and anything else that can be left outside.
  • Day of – 6am (possibly earlier), set up course, signs, merch, organize and prep registration, food, etc.


  • Check-in or register last-minute participants, collect sponsorships

Packet Runner

  • Retrieve and distribute correct packet for each participant

T-Shirt/Merch Booth

  • Hand out t-shirt/sweatshirt rewards to participants
  • Sell merch

Course Direction

  • Specific instructions will be given to each course direction position. Stationed throughout the course at key turns, responsible for directing runners and walkers

Finish Line

  • Cheer on participants and distribute finisher medals for runners.

Water Station

  • Prefill water cups, hand out water to runners as they come by and cheer them on


  • Follow behind last participants, inform course direction volunteers along the course that they are the last runner/walker (for 5k, change directional signs for Walk)

Food Prep/Distribution

  • Set up plates, cups, and utensils and breakfast food. Help to distribute food.

Greeters/Event Guide

  • Placed at event entries. Greet guests and give flyers, direct people to specific tents and answer event questions.

Activities Facilitator

  • Watch over games and make sure participants are safe/maintain order

Face Painter

  • Paint kids faces with face paint or use temporary tattoos (supplies will be set up)

Tear Down

  • Help with tear-down of the event. Specific duties will be given the day of.

Thank you for your consideration and interest in our SFL Volunteer Team! Go here to get signed up now.

We are really looking forward to SFL this year and supporting the least of these who are some of the worlds most vulnerable.  Check out our Steps for Life page to register and find out more details. If you have any additional questions please contact our Events Coordinator at [email protected] or call her at 503.256.0808 x158.