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Please confirm your E-mail Address:
Are you a returning volunteer?
If "YES" How many years have you volunteered? Where and when?
Are you a member of the Iditarod Trail Committee?
Note: Preference may be given to Members.
If you are not a Member yet and would like to learn more about it, click here.
Some volunteer positions are granted only to ITC Members.
What are your expected dates of arrival and departure?
Race Headquarters - The Lakefront, Anchorage, A Millennium Hotel
Please check the areas you wish to work
Anchorage Start, Saturday
Please number your top 3 preferences for the areas you wish to work..
Yes Check here if already certified (MUST be 18 years or older). If you are not certified you will need to take the Dog Handler class, contact Dog Handler Coordinator to register. Class is filled on a first come basis. Limit 75.
Please check the areas you wish to work..
Yes Check here if you have any physical restrictions that would prevent you from walking through potentially deep snow or impair your ability to lift/carry heavy objects. (For areas of Load/Unload/Set Up)
Yes Check here if already certified (MUST be 18 years or older). If you are not certified you will need to take the Dog Handler class, contact: Dog Handler Coordinator to register. Class is filled on a first come basis. Limit 75.
Before Race Week
Additional Needs During the Year
Checkpoint Trail Positions - (This is not Race Communications/Comms - please read the description carefully before checking this area.)
Checkpoint Trail positions for volunteers are limited. These volunteers are generally responsible for set-up, maintenance, and dis-assembly of the Checkpoint. Assignment to these positions is most often based on previous experience and current skills. Many positions are held by volunteers who live along the Trail Route. These positions require long hours and work is performed outside in the winter weather during the Race. The time availability requirement for these Checkpoint Trail positions is a minimum of 6 days and some assignments can be as long as 16. To be considered for a Checkpoint Trail position, prior experience as a volunteer in other areas of the Race is a must. You must also be a member of the Trail Committee. Please renew your membership in advance. (DO NOT SIGN UP HERE for Trail Comms positions. Comms volunteers: please sign up in the appropriate area even if your assignment is at a checkpoint. Thanks!)
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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 before or while checking in at Iditarod Race Headquarters at the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel for assignments.
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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)
To this extent, the Iditarod policies and procedures for social distancing to reduce the spread of Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 will be adhered to by all staff, and volunteers who are participating. The policies and procedures will be published as soon as possible. Note that all volunteers who should receive the policies and procedures prior to their arrival via email.
If there are no issues, I would like to launch as soon as possible.
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By Bob Hallinen