‘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!
Give your resume and social life a fun boost; sign up below for one of the following positions:
Social Media Wizard This integral member of the Birkie Marketing Committee maintains the Birkie’s presence on three social media platforms. This coordinator researches marketing trends, posts content and encourages audience engagement.
Marketing Director This creative position is responsible for preparing, maintaining and implementing a marketing plan for promoting the Birkie brand and ski activities worldwide.
Marketing Team Member This creative position contributes to the preparation of the Birkie Marketing Plan and assists with the implementation of Birkie marketing activities.
Festival Planner This key team member plans and implements festival week activities including the Nordic Fair and Vikings’ Feast.
Awards Manager This key person is passionate about recognizing others’ achievements and embraces the opportunity to organize and distribute our medals and trophies.
Secretary: The Secretary is a Director who leads the administrative functions of the Board of Directors, is a member of the Board Executive, and maintains the minutes of board meetings.
Volunteer Director This newly created Director position will work with the society’s Volunteer Coordinator to recruit new volunteers, prepare job descriptions and duties, and organize the society’s Volunteer Orientation and Appreciation event.
Human Resources Director This director manages part-time employees and office procedures.
Loppet Committee positions are also available; see the Loppet’s Volunteer Job Descriptions here.
Sign up below. We will contact you to discuss what roles work best for you.