Call for Volunteers – Opportunities this season

Coast Cup #1 – Nov 30, Whistler Olympic Park

The Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club invites you to join them for this year’s Teck Coast Cup #1 at Whistler Olympic Park – the site of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games! The race is designed as an introductory race to start the season off, with relatively short distances ranging from just under one kilometre for Atoms to 7.5 kilometres for adults. They are offering courses that can be enjoyed by children, their parents and both recreational or dedicated racers.
Race Notice
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Teck Regional Snow Camp (Coast) Dec 13-14, 2014

This is an on snow camp for 9-14 year olds in the region.  Athletes will stay at the Athletes’ Lodge, located in the Athletes’ Village in Whistler. For more details on the camp click here. To make the camp run smoothly and keep costs low we are looking for volunteers to:
• drive kids from Whistler Olympic Park to the athlete lodge on Saturday afternoon and back to Whistler Olympic Park on Sunday.
• help coordinate the food preparation and distribution on Saturday night and Sunday morning.
• stay over and provide supervision at the athlete lodge on the Saturday night. Note that those people staying over at the lodge need to be coaches (e.g. certified with an up to date Criminal Record Check)
Please email:  to confirm where you can help.

Haywood NorAms World Junior Trials & Canada Winter Games Trials, Dec 20 & 21, Whistler Olympic Park

 The 2014 Haywood Noram / Canada Winter Games Trials are coming to the Callaghan Valley this year, and you are invited to join the volunteer crew!
The CVXC club (an affiliation of the Nordic Racers, Hollyburn Cross Country, Whistler Nordics and Spud Valley Nordics) is hosting the Haywood NorAms World Junior Trials and Canada Winter Games Trials at Whistler Olympic Park this December 20 and 21.  The race formats are classic sprints (Saturday) and freestyle distance (Sunday) with Friday as an official training day.
This event will also be a qualifying event for the 2015 World Juniors and trials for the 2015 Canada Winter Games that take place in Prince George February 13 to March 1.
If you can help out, please register as a volunteer on zone4 at this address:  and we will be in touch.  A limited amount of accommodation is available for volunteers who register early and volunteer both days!
Would you like to learn more about different parts of the race, the various jobs and roles?  Sign up for the next Officials Level 1 course, to be held November 15 in Vancouver.  Members of the Whistler Nordics are reimbursed for their fee if they volunteer at an event this year.  Progressing through the officials courses is great to build confidence and knowledge, and opens up more opportunities for you (ie you get better jobs at the event!).
If you have any questions, please email me at We would really appreciate your time at the Haywood Ski Nationals on Dec. 20-21.
Thank you for your support of amateur racing.
Helen Cook, Volunteer Coordinator

Coast Cup #3 – Jan 18, 2015, Whistler Olympic Park

Spud Valley Nordics host the 2nd day of racing on the 17-18 weekend and are in need of similar volunteers to Coast Cup #2. Registration opens in December 2014.

Coast Cup #2 – Feb 14, 2015, Whistler Olympic Park

The Whistler Nordics host the 2nd of five Cross Country events in the Teck Coast Cup Series on January 17th at Whistler Olympic Park
It’s a great opportunity for volunteers who enjoy being part of a team to come together to host a successful event for athletes from across the region. No ongoing time commitment is required just some spare time on Saturday Jan 17th and ideally some transportation to get to the Callaghan (we can arrange car pooling if required). There are Chiefs in place in all the key areas to provide direction for keen and enthusiastic volunteers, no experience necessary. Last year we had 130 athletes from Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton participate in the races and 50 volunteers played a part in the success of the event. If you feel you would be a good fit for any of the volunteer roles below please register to volunteer (online registration will open in Jan 2015) or email if you have any questions.

Volunteer opportunities at the Whistler Nordics hosted Coast Cup Feb 14th:
Outside: Course marshals to ensure the course is kept clear for racers 11am-2:30pm
Outside: Timing teams to assist at the start and finish 11am-2:30pm
Outside: Lap counters on course 11am-2:30pm
Outside: Parking attendants to direct excited racers/familys where to park on arrival 8am-12pm
Outside: Bib collectors at the finish line 12-2:30pm
In/outside: First aid attendants to step in if required (first Aid Cert Required) 11am-2:30pm
Inside: Helpful hands to prepare and give out food to racers and volunteers 11am-2:30pm
Inside: Race office: sort bibs, hand out maps/start lists, answer questions, prepare medals and prizes 8am-3pm or part there of
Outside: Strong active individuals to help set up the course and/or stadium 8am-12pm
Outside: Strong active individuals to help tear down the course and/or stadium 2-4:30pm

Sigge’s Payak – Feb 21 & 22, 2015, Whistler Olympic Park

Volunteers are needed to help make the 5th annual Sigge’s Payak a success.   This event is hosted by the Callaghan Valley Cross Country Ski Club – comprised of the Nordic Racers, Hollyburn, Whistler Nordics and Spud Valley ski clubs. All volunteers will receive a custom Buff headband, lunch, and lots of other great swag from our sponsors (including Salomon, Fisher, Swix, and Icebreaker, and day passes to Whistler Olympic Park.)!  There are a variety of positions open.  No experience required, any necessary training will be provided at the start of shift, just bring appropriate clothing and a great attitude! Go to for more information about the event.

Whistler Olympic Park Volunteer Ambassadors

For the upcoming Nordic season Whistler Olympic Park are recruiting Whistler Olympic Park Volunteer Ambassadors. If you like Nordic skiing, snowshoeing or just enjoy being out in the snow and if you wish to contribute to our local Sea to Sky Nordic Community and the unique Whistler Olympic Park guest experience…Then come volunteer!

Volunteer Ambassadors are enthusiastic, energetic and committed to assist Whistler Olympic Park throughout the winter season with a variety of operational, instructional, event preparation and safety tasks.

Volunteer Roles include: Sport School Ambassadors, Guest Services Ambassadors, Rental Shop Ambassadors, Sport & Event Ambassadors (New: Ski Jumping Specialists), Nordic Patrol Ambassadors, Snowshoe Ambassadors (new terrain/chairlift access).

A seasonal commitment of 48 hours is requested Nov. 22 – Mar. 30.

Volunteer Appreciation:
As a not-for-profit community legacy, Whistler Olympic Park values volunteerism as a fundamental initiative linked to our successful seasonal operations. In appreciation Whistler Olympic Park offers a variety of volunteer benefits including:
• Ski Callaghan season pass (Family Pass for 3rd year returning volunteers)
• Training & instructional opportunities
• Free ski lessons & free rentals
• Event access
• Pro deals/retail discounts and more!

For more information and to apply, email us at or check

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