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‘I am a volunteer and look forward to it each year!!!!’
‘This is a massive undertaking and I am so proud to live in Edmonton where volunteers are willing to make this world-renowned event happen.’

It takes around 500 volunteers to plan, organize and run the Birkie each year. Some people work on committees year-round, while others help out for several hours on Birkie weekend.

Volunteering is a great way to meet new folks, have a lot of fun and contribute to the Birkie! We can use your help.

‘The volunteers were outstanding.’
‘The volunteer group is always unbelievable!’

Volunteers are the main reason the Birkie exists. We give each volunteer a gift as a small token of our appreciation. We love our volunteers!

Positions Available

Volunteer positions fall into two types: Leadership or Event. For Event roles, peruse our catalog of Volunteer Opportunities [LINK] and/or register as a new volunteer. Leadership roles include the following:

Board of Director positions are available; see the vacant positions and Job Descriptions on our Board of Directors.
The Loppet Committee runs the Birkebiner but supported by the Marketing Committee and Birkie Staff.

Interested in Volunteer 4 simple steps:

  1. Register if you are not already – be sure you know your Birkie Handle! [LINK]
  2. Opportunities. Look through the opportunities listed below. Most roles are part of the Loppet.
  3. Contact. Let Monica W. know your preferred shift (if you received the welcome letter) or email ski@canadianbirkie.com.
  4. Safety. The Birkie takes Safety very seriously. Plan to attend an orientation night (pre-registation is REQUIRED) and review the General information for volunteers.[LINK]
Red-jacketed Birkie Volunteer at a food station giving a thumbs up.
Celebrating on the podium volunteerism.

Loppet (Birkebeiner) Positions

Contact the Loppet Chief for the area, Monica W. or ski@canadianbirkie.com to pick your shift.

Other Volunteer Positions