Join the Rancho Mission Viejo Volunteer Family and make a difference in your community with these fun opportunities to give back on this very special day. Check out all of the volunteer opportunities:


Course Monitor

Help with keeping runners on the course the day of the event.


Day-Of Registration

Assist runners with the day-of registration, packet pickup, and bib distributions.


Hydration Station

Provide waters to runners along the course.


Snack Station

Provide snacks to runners after they’re done running.


Parking Attendants

Assist runners with basic parking and traffic direction.


Traffic Flaggers

Guide traffic appropriately to avoid vehicle interference with the event.



Helping staff and volunteers with initial set-up and tear-down of the event.


Medal Distribution

Distribute medals at the end of the run to all participants and keep watch over medal supply.



Take photos of the event throughout the course


Bike Marshalls

Lead the way for the course and assist runners with staying on the designated course.


Turkey Mascots

Interact with on-lookers and participants throughout the duration of the event. Cheer on runners going across the finish line. Pose for pictures. Be a part of the photos for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place runners.

Please note that all volunteers under the age of 18 will require a parent's consent on their liability waivers. Volunteers must be a minimum of 13 years old to volunteer. Those who are between the ages of 13 and 15 years old must be accompanied by a guardian during the time of their shift. Volunteers who are 16 to 17 years old do not need a guardian, but will still require a guardian’s consent on their liability waiver. All participants and volunteers, regardless of age, must sign a liability waiver prior to their shift.

All volunteers must arrive by 7:00AM, and will be able to leave after checking out with their station manager. Shift times will vary depending on which shift you volunteer for.

The Turkey Trot on The Ranch is organized by Ladera Legs and K&J Racing LLC. in partnership with RanchLife to benefit The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo.