Volunteer

Upcoming

Volunteer to help with the Luminary Loppet – From making ice features in January to the main event on Saturday, February 5, 2022. Click here to sign up as a Luminary Loppet 2022 Volunteer.

Volunteer to help with the 20th Anniversary of the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival – This year’s event will take place on Saturday, February 5 and Sunday, February 6. Click here to sign up as a City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival 2022 Volunteer.

Ongoing

Please also review our Special Volunteer Opportunities Signup Board for other opportunities such as:

  • Project Success Winter Adventure Program: February 26, 9am-3pm. Project Success invites Junior Loppet schools and Olson Junior High plus their families to this event. Volunteers will help event participants ski: this includes organizing and teaching the basics of classic skiing.  
  • Para Lead for Sit Ski Races: Help plan race logistics and manage race day operations for the Winter Festival Sit Ski on February 5, 2022.

For volunteer questions, email volunteer@loppet.org

Events

Loppet Events are a great way to help the Loppet Foundation realize its mission of getting folks outdoors. All kinds of volunteer help is needed: make ice luminaries, course marshal, aid station help, set up and clean up help, and much, much more. Visit the various event sites to sign up for a volunteer shift (or several!)

Adventure Programs

Loppet Adventure Programs volunteers assist with a Junior Loppet middle school team, volunteer with the Minne-Loppet programs in the elementary schools and assist ski and run club coaches.

Trail Kids

Loppet Trail Kids provides year round outdoor active adventures club for youth ages 7 – 14 years old. Kids enjoy activities throughout the year that include mountain biking, orienteering, canoeing, adventure running, and cross country skiing. Contact volunteer@loppet.org for information on current or upcoming Trail Kids volunteer opportunities.

Trails

The Loppet Foundation is constantly undertaking trails related projects in Theodore Wirth Park and welcomes volunteers in all capacities to help support the trails. Throughout the year, we have specific volunteer event days where we recruit individuals to help with the trails, along with ongoing projects which have no set date. Please also let us know if you have a large group that would like to volunteer together, so we can best accommodate your request.

  • Volunteers must register online in advance. This is extremely helpful for planning purposes and to ensure we have emergency contact information for everyone. Thank you!
  • If you need to cancel, email your task coordinator directly or volunteer@loppet.org to let us know you will no longer be joining us.
  • Please arrive 15 mins before schedule time to allow time for orientation, team organization, finding locations, etc.
  • The Loppet Foundation is not responsible for lost items such as backpacks or tools. Please be careful with personal gear that you bring along.or stolen bags.
  • Please plan to assist for your entire assigned assignment. If you leave early, you may compromise the safety of participants or spectators. If you need to leave early in the case of an emergency, please notify your volunteer shift leader.
  • Pets are not permitted.
  • Age restrictions apply to certain jobs. Please do not bring your children with you unless they are registered as volunteers.