‘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 also invite them to a fun appreciation evening.

Volunteer Orientation Night

We love our volunteers! 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. 

Sign up to find out more

Our volunteers have fun, learn a lot and make new friends. Read our volunteer job descriptions and 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?
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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Volunteer Safety

Cold Weather Risks and Precautions

Volunteer Safety Handout

Occupational Health and Safety Information

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