There are two ways to help on the San Diego 3-Day. The major difference is how much time you have to commit.
You should register as a crew member if you can dedicate yourself to three full days, plus attending a crew team meeting on the Thursday afternoon before the event. Crew members (except medical crew members) must raise at least $100 in order to participate. Click here for information about crew.
Volunteer opportunities are generally a commitment of a few hours during a single day. On-event volunteer opportunities will be posted approximately 2 months prior to the event. Because of the incredible volunteer support we enjoy, many of our volunteer positions fill up within one week after being announced in the Volunteer Bulletin.
If you would like to be notified when new volunteer opportunities become available, please subscribe to the Volunteer Bulletin. It's an email newsletter that delivers important volunteer information and will keep you aware of new opportunities as they are announced.
3-Day participant age requirements are:
20-Mile Walker: 16+
Youth Corps: 10-16
Volunteer opportunities have differing requirements.
Finish Line Festival Volunteers (If under 18, must submit minor consent form)
Campsite Volunteers: 18+
Route Volunteers: 18+
Day Volunteer Medical: 18+ with proper licensure
Event Vehicle Returns: 21+ with proper licensure
Volunteer opportunities on the final day of the event include: Concierge/Volunteer Check-in, Pit Stop Support, Victory T-shirt Distribution, Traffic Control & Shuttle, Hydration Station and Gear Retrieval. Please note that volunteers may not be able to see the Closing Ceremony as they will be busy helping the walkers.
To search for volunteer opportunities currently available, click here to visit the Volunteer Opportunities page.
We welcome all groups of volunteers for our Finish Line Festival and in camp. Please contact a Crew & Volunteer Coordinator if you would like to gather a group of friends, family or co-workers to volunteer with you.