Volunteer Registration – Finish

    Register to be a volunteer in Nome for the 2022 Iditarod


    Contact Information

    Visitors to Alaska Complete the Following

    What are your expected dates of arrival and departure?

    Local Contact's Name and Number (if known)

    Volunteer Areas

    Yes Nome HQ
    Yes Dog Lot
    Yes Sales
    Yes Chute Security
    Yes Banquet Setup
    Yes Banquet Worker
    Yes End of Race Tear Down
    Yes Finish Chute Set-up (need volunteers there the weekend before the finish)

    Additional Information

    Are you a returning volunteer?

    If "YES" - How many years have you volunteered? Where, and in what years?

    Are you a member of the Iditarod Trail Committee?

    Preference may be given to Members. If you are not a Member yet and would like to learn more about it, click here.

    Important: Before you can continue with the application process, you must declare your acceptance of the terms outlined in the Release Form (PDF 44k)*. If your application is accepted, you will be required to sign the Release Form when checking into Race Headquarters at the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel or Nome HQ for assignments.

    *Requires Acrobat Reader .

    Please note: *Volunteers are not permitted to be taking photographs or video while on volunteer shifts. Going live on Facebook in restricted areas is not permitted under any circumstances due to copyright and media policy. Thank you. I agree to the terms of the Release Form (PDF 44K)

    COVID Statement-The Iditarod Board of Directors passed a resolution requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all participants in the 2022 race. This applies to the entire Iditarod community, mushers, staff, contractors, volunteers, pilots, veterinarians, etc. This decision was made in concert with feedback from rural Alaska and is reflective of the Iditarod’s broad community health consciousness.

    With regard to a comprehensive COVID-19 plan for our 50th Anniversary event we are developing plans corresponding to COVID-19’s current and anticipated trajectory. Continue to check this page for updates as we approach the Iditarod Sled Dog Race week activities.

    If you have any question on the vaccination policy, please contact Covid-Prevention@Iditarod.com

    COVID Policy FAQs

    • What does it mean to be fully vaccinated? The policy requires that everyone working, running or volunteering with the Iditarod be “Fully Vaccinated” – Fully Vaccinated is defined as 14 days after completion of a full COVID-19 vaccine regimen. For the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna), this is two weeks after the second dose. For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, this is two weeks after the one dose vaccine.
    • Will boosters be required? While we urge all to consider a booster if medical guidance for doing so applies to you, they will not be required.
    • What Vaccines are approved to meet the Iditarod’s requirement? Any vaccine authorized by the FDA (under Emergency Use Authorization or full FDA authorization) or the WHO satisfies the Iditarod’s vaccine requirement. Currently, this includes for the US: Pfizer (2-dose), Moderna (2-dose) and J&J (1-dose), and for Canada and Europe: Astra-Zeneca (2-dose) and Sinovac (2-dose).
    • What is the last date to be fully vaccinated? – You need to be fully vaccinated by January 1, 2022 in order to participate with the Iditarod in any way.
    • What is the process to show vaccine status? – Please send a photo of your vaccination card to Covid-Prevention@Iditarod.com
    • Will there still be COVID-19 testing protocols? – Yes. Testing and masking protocols will be a part of the 2022 Iditarod race in addition to the vaccine requirement. We will provide the testing and masking protocols at the beginning of 2022. These protocols will be responsive to the trajectory of the pandemic.
    • Are there exceptions to the vaccine requirement? – While we realize that some in our community are not yet vaccinated, there are no exceptions for this requirement.

    The application can take a moment to send. Please click the submit button only once!