‘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 approximately 550 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 also invite them to a fun appreciation evening.

Volunteer Appreciation and Orientation Night

We love our volunteers! All Birkie volunteers are invited to a special appreciation and orientation evening. This event takes place on Wednesday, February 6, 2019  from 6 to 9 p.m. at Woodvale Community Facility, 4540 – 50 Street, Edmonton.

Sign up to find out more

Our volunteers have fun, learn a lot and make new friends. Here is a link to a brief description of some of our Volunteer Positions. If you or anyone you know are interested, please sign up below. We will connect with you to discuss what roles would work best for you.


Volunteer Sign Up

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*
Other Phone Number
What age group are you?
Have you volunteered for the Birkie before?
What work environment do you prefer?
Is there a specific job or area you're interested in?
Where did you hear about this volunteering opportunity?
When are you available (what day or days, what time of day)?
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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Volunteer Safety Guide

Please read about Volunteer Safety

Volunteer 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 2018 Venues Map.
– Take free shuttle bus to Waskehegan Staging Area. Shuttles run every 10-15 minutes continuously and take 30 to 40 minutes.