Volunteer

For general volunteer questions contact Le at volunteer@loppet.org.

If you have a special area of expertise or want to be contacted for general volunteer opportunities please fill out our online volunteer sign up form.

Loppet 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 below to sign up for a volunteer shift (or more!)

If you have a large group that would like to volunteer together contact Le at volunteer@loppet.org to work with us.

Loppet Adventure Programs

Loppet Adventure Programs also need volunteers. Assist with a Junior Loppet middle school team, volunteer with the Minne-Loppet programs in the elementary schools, be a paddle partner for the Tri-Loppet, assist ski and run club coaches. Contact volunteer@loppet.org for more information.

Loppet 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.

Trail Work Volunteer Opportunities

The Loppet Foundation is constantly undertaking trails related projects in Theodore Wirth Park and welcomes volunteers in all capacities to help support the trails.

To find trail work volunteer opportunities, click here. Otherwise, contact volunteer@loppet.org for more information or for details on trail volunteer opportunities including Trails Day, tree plantings, grooming, and trail ambassadors.

Volunteers are a key communicators and enactors of the Loppet Foundation’s Values, and we ask all volunteers to seek to embody them.

Adventure. We believe that living an inspired life requires taking paths with uncertain outcomes. We focus on the journey.

Excellence. We set the highest standards and strive for continuous improvement in everything we do.

Stewardship. We are committed to nurturing the resources – like youth, natural resources, and financial assets – entrusted to our care.

Integrity. We value honesty and high moral standards, but our definition of integrity also includes holding each other accountable for living the outdoor active life that we promote.

Inclusiveness. We believe that an outdoor active life is part of all cultures and we strive to share our passion for outdoor activity across individuals with differing abilities, as well as ethnic and economic lines.

  • Volunteers must register online in advance (loppet.volunteerhub.com); walk-ups and same day signup will not be accepted. Volunteer registration will close prior to event. Age restrictions apply to certain jobs.
  • If you need to cancel, log into your loppet.volunteerhub, select “My Schedule”, and select your shift “Cancel participation”. 
  • Please arrive 15 mins before schedule time to allow check-in processing. Please bring identification for verification.
  • All large bags (i.e. backpacks, suitcases, gear and equipment bags, beach bags, etc) will be prohibited from entry into the event area. All bags will be searched. If you must bring a bag, small waist packs are permitted.
  • The Loppet Foundation encourages guest to travel light and leave any types of and/or prohibited items at home or in their vehicle as an item check is not available.
  • The Loppet Foundation is not responsible for lost 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.
  • Please do not bring your children with you unless they are registered as volunteers.

When you register to volunteer with The Loppet Foundation, we ask you to honor these codes of conduct:

  • Conduct yourself as a friendly, responsible, informative and respectful representative of The Loppet Foundation.
  • Treat everyone with respect and courtesy.
  • Refrain from public criticism of participants and other volunteers.
  • Refrain from the use of profane, insulting, harassing, or otherwise offensive language while volunteering, including in social media postings of any kind.
  • The use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco are prohibited at all Loppet events.
  • Follow the directions of your volunteer shift leader.

In Case of an Emergency

  • Call 911 (immediate safety hazard or threat to life or limb).
  • Notify medical team & medical director/lead.
  • Document. Take a photo if your task/time/safety permits.
  • Media: DO NOT talk to media, DO NOT post to social media. Contact Event Lead if media personnel are in the area. If asked for information, say, “I’m not the appropriate person to provide information but I can find the right person for you to talk to.”

See Something, Say Something

  • Learn the normal flow and activity of your area. If something is suspicious, contact a nearby police officer or call 911. And follow emergency protocol above.
  • Suspicious package – Do Not Touch the item. Stay safe distance away. Ask those present if it belongs to them. Get help.
  • Report item or activity to Event Lead providing detailed description of item or behavior, including exact location.