‘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. We are looking for help in marketing, logistics, sponsorship, medical, transportation, food, hosting, timing, registration, trail maintenance, set-up and take-down. Our volunteers have fun, learn a lot and make new friends. 

‘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!

Click here for volunteer job descriptions and sign up below!

Positions available:

Patrollers – keep skiers safe on the trails – ski experience required

Festival Tent – Refreshment service in a large heated tent in the Birkie “stadium” near the finish line. Work indoors at an outdoor event!

Timing and Finish Line – Assist skiers at the finish line and help to keep skier traffic flowing. Remove timing chips and do backup timing. Warm outdoor clothing mandatory!

Beer Garden – serve beer or special coffee, count skiers at the door, have fun!

Registration – An indoor position helping with package stuffing or bib pickup on Friday, February 7, day or evening shifts available


Director, Fund Development We need a volunteer to help us obtain grants, encourage sponsorships and create innovative ways to raise money. We are looking for someone with fund development experience to take on this portfolio on the Birkie Board of Directors.

Human Resources Director We need a volunteer to help us direct our people: staff and volunteers. You will be helping to match up people’s skill sets and interests with available jobs.

Director, At-Large We need a skier for our Board of Directors who has knowledge of our past Birkie events and ideas for our future activities. You will be an integral part of improving our community’s physical and mental health throughout the winter months!

Lots of other jobs available.

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Sign up below.  We will contact you to discuss what roles work best for you.

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