Join our volunteer team!

Volunteer registration for BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon (March 8-10, 2024) is now open!

Joining as a volunteer has its perks! Beyond getting an inside scoop on the event and enjoying good times with fellow enthusiasts, you’ll also get:

–Free food and drinks during your volunteer shifts
–Accreditation and chance to watch the competition when you’re off duty
–Volunteer swag!

We appreciate your interest, participation, and energy in advance! 

Help us spread the word! Tell your friends and family to join the biathlon crew!

Accreditation Information: Every volunteer must obtain accreditation for participation in the event. Upon registering as a volunteer, it is essential to upload a photograph, which will serve as your accreditation image. Details regarding the collection point, as well as dates and times for pick up, will be communicated at a later point.

Accommodation Information: Further details will be provided in the near future.

Volunteer Area Descriptions:

Venue Setup: Help get the venue ready for the competition before official training and events kick off. The venue setup dates are March 2-4, 2024.  

Hospitality: Various hospitality services are needed, including greeting teams, officials, guests, and spectators, providing information, offering language support and more. 

Floaters: Are you open to lending a hand where it’s needed? Floaters step in to fill gaps across different volunteer areas. If you’re comfortable with flexible assignments, this role is for you.  

Doping Control: Volunteers in this role ensure competitors selected for doping tests are properly escorted to testing facilities, adhering to IBU rules and guidelines. Discretion, professionalism, and respect for privacy are essential. Volunteers must be over 18 to sign up for this position.  

Access Control: Maintaining controlled access to the IBU Biathlon venues is crucial. Access controllers will be stationed throughout the venue, supporting Stadium, Range, and Course crews to ensure proper fencing and access management. 

Timing: From marshaling athletes in the start area to recording finishes, this group handles various timing-related tasks and supports the Chief of Timing. Good vision and attention to detail are required. 

Stadium: Join the stadium crew to set up and break down the venue for training and event days. Responsibilities include arranging the start, finish, penalty loop, equipment check, podium positioning, and more. This crew ensures the functionality and safety of these areas. 

Course: Assist in setting up and maintaining ski tracks, a crucial foundation for a exciting race. Course volunteers help with tasks such as course security, temperature measurements, course making, skier lap recording, and fencing. 

Range: The Range Crew has a front row seat to the shooting platform and is tasked with helping prepare a perfect firing line, changing paper during zero period, and recording shooting data to ensure the shooting portion of the event comes off without a hitch. Working at the shooting range is often fast-paced and requires speed and accuracy, but it allows you to be close to the action. Several levels of recording are present to ensure accurate recording. Results are recorded both electronically and manually (paper).

Race Office: The race office is a sophisticated information center that supports athletes/teams, fields questions, supporting jury and IBU representatives, organizing team leader meetings, managing registrations, bib distribution, wax room assignments, etc. It is where all the results come in to be compiled and distributed. It is a highly administrative area and requires people who are service-minded, highly organized, capable of working in a very hectic environment and always able to keep a cool head. 

Parking Attendants: Be an essential part of ensuring smooth event logistics by joining our team as a parking attendant, efficiently directing vehicles to designated parking areas. Your friendly demeanor and excellent communication skills will create a positive first impression for event visitors. 

Ski Patrol – Ski Patrol works closely with the Chief of Medical to provide care to the visiting public and athletes on course. Volunteers for this position must be medical professionals or have current FirstAid certifications* and must be vetted by the Chief of Medical.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering, check back here for updates, and contact Aimee Horman (ahorman@uolf.org) with questions.