We plan on a crowd of over 300,000 people for the LifeLight Festival this year. Events of this size require hundreds of volunteers with positions ranging from directing traffic and registering campers to praying and counseling. We've listed the volunteer positions below. To volunteer, click the Volunteer Application or the Group Volunteer Application to the left.
Counseling/Prayer Tent Ministries
Training and orientation is required every year for all who want to be involved in the Couseling/Prayer Tent Ministries. Attending one session will register you for this area of volunteering. You need to attend on of the following:
- Saturday, Aug 12, 10:00 AM
Abiding Savior Lutheran
4100 S. Bahnsan
- Thursday, Aug 17, 7:00 PM
First Assembly of God
6300 W. 41st
- Saturday, Aug 19, 10:00 AM
Central Baptist Church
3100 W. Ralph Rogers
- Saturday, Aug 26, 10:00 AM
Trinity Baptist Church
2400 West 18th
Distribute posters, flyers and other promotional materials throughout Sioux Falls, surrounding communities and beyond.
Be part of a fundraising team and help sell ads to businesses throughout the area.
You may want to donate pre-cooked food items for the artists and our LifeLight volunteers. (Examples would be brownies, bars of all types, cookies, salads, pies, etc. Recipes can be provided.)
Help in sales of clothing, CD's and other products at artists' booths.
Supervise game operations, ticket collecting, assisting with game gear, etc.
Assist children playing games, help them with crafts, supervise children participating in the activities.
First Aid Booth
Help with injuries and illnesses. You must be an EMT, paramedic, or nurse to volunteer in this position.
Help with Common Ground Arts Exhibit including gallery set-up and/or tear-down; assist with interactive arts activities.
Greet and welcome festival attenders, pass out programs and literature.
Direct traffic and parking lot activity.
Assist Sound Engineers - some stages starting Thursday at 5pm. Must be willing to work on all stages. Prior experience is required.
Help get grounds set up and ready for the festival. Begins Tuesday, Aug. 30 and continues through the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 5. Volunteers must be 16 years or older. Stage Volunteers must be 18 years or older.
Dismantle stages and booths. Begins late Sunday night and continues Monday morning from 9 am to about 12 noon. We need at least 40 people. Must be 18 or older.
Tram Driver and Driver Assistant
Experience driving trucks or tractors required, must be 21 or older. Drive tram on a designated route, providing transportation around the grounds to the festival-goers. Each tram will also have a driver's assistant to enforce tram rules and moderate riders behavior.
Assist clean-up detail prior, during and after the festival by walking the grounds picking up trash. Any age volunteer is acceptable for this area.
Camping Attendants help register and assist campers, answer questions, and sell supplies at the camp store located by the camping office (camp store hours 10am-10pm)
Help wherever it's needed!
VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN DURING THE FESTIVAL
During the Festival, all volunteers must check in at the LifeLight Information Booth or with your designated Volunteer Coordinator 15 minutes before your scheduled time. You will receive instructions and an identification badge for your assigned area. Your scheduled day and time will be confirmed prior to the festival.
Of course, to be consistent with the purpose of LifeLight, we request that all volunteers and staff, vendors, subcontractors or anyone working on the Wild Water West Park premises for the Festival agree to the following policies:
Anybody 16 or older is eligible to volunteer unless otherwise specified.
Appropriate modest dress is required at all times.
No smoking (unless in designated area).
No use of alcohol or drugs.
No profanity or inappropriate language.
No solicitation for any purpose is allowed unless approved by LifeLight.