Volunteer

 ‘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.

‘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!

Orientation Night

All Birkie volunteers are invited to a training and orientation evening. This event takes place Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Woodvale Community Facility, 4540 – 50 Street, Edmonton. You will receive refreshments, desserts, and a token gift of appreciation. 

Positions available

Our volunteers have fun, learn a lot and make new friends. 

Chief of Festival Tent As part of the Loppet Committee you will in charge of our food and volunteers in our Stadium Festival Tent. You will receive guidance and assistance from seasoned Birkie volunteers.

Director, Fund Development We need a volunteer to help us obtain grants and sponsorship. We are looking for someone with fund development experience to take on this portfolio on the 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!

Assistant Chief, Festival Tent As part of the Loppet Committee you will assist the Chief with organizing food and volunteers in our Stadium Festival Tent. You will receive guidance and assistance from seasoned Birkie volunteers.

Assistant Chief, Food Stations As part of the Loppet Committee ill assist the Chief with organizing food and volunteers at our Food Stations. You will receive guidance and assistance from seasoned Birkie volunteers.

Lots of other jobs available. Read our volunteer job descriptions and inquire by signing up below.


Sign Up

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

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Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*
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What age group are you?
Have you volunteered for the Birkie before?
Is there a specific job or area you're interested in?
When are you available (what day or days, what time of day)?
What work environment do you prefer?
Where did you hear about this volunteering opportunity?
Can we call you to volunteer for our casinos? (once every two years)?
Are you interested in being a Loppet Chief or Board Member?

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Safety

Cold Weather Risks and Precautions

Occupational Health and Safety Information

Parking and Transportation for Birkie Saturday

Food Station Volunteers
– Please car pool
– Park vehicle at Convoy Site at the Waskehegan Staging Area

Long Start Volunteers
– Park at Ukrainian Village

Short Start and Finish Area Volunteers arriving before 9:15 am
– Bring vehicles and park at Convoy Site

Short Start and Finish Area Volunteers arriving after 9:15 am
– Park at Bethel Transit Terminal in Sherwood Park shown on Venue Map.
– Take free shuttle bus to Waskehegan Staging Area. Shuttles run every 10-15 minutes continuously and take 30 to 40 minutes.