Want to participate in all the fun of run day at the Famous Canadian Beer Run, without the actual run? We have volunteer opportunities available in every area of our operation – from registration to course marshalling, bag check to finish line management. See how a running event and beer festival operate from the inside – and enjoy a fun day with a group of like-minded individuals.
We’ll hook up each volunteer with free parking on-site, two beverage tokens (19+) good for a full sized beer or two sample pours from our vendors (to be consumed after your shift), your own beer stein, volunteer shirt and food voucher. You'll also be given clear and specific duties and a volunteer captain. Volunteer shifts are between 3 and 4 hours and you can request your preferred role and the time of day you’re available.
Please read through each duty and select which ones work best for you. Keep in mind changing duties leading up to the event can be a challenge for our staff so please be sure to select those that fit your schedule. Minimum age to volunteer is 16.
Overview of Positions
SET UP & TEAR DOWN (pick one or do both!)
The Set Up and Tear Down Crew will be responsible for setting up and breaking down tables and chairs, flags, tents, and signage to various locations at the event. Crew members should be prepared for physical work.
You will be responsible for guiding participants from the parking lot area to the main festival/race area. This role will include directing participants to registration, the start line and baggage check. You may be situated in the parking lot, on the walk to the main festival area, or within the festival.
This position is also the first point of contact for most participants and the public, making it imperative that you be both energetic and efficient! Your duties will consist of the following: Sign in participants who have registered online and registering walk-up participants.
There will be lots of action at the Bag Check as runners drop off and pick up their belongings throughout the day. Expect a fast-paced environment during peak times.
High five those crossing the finish line while giving out official finisher steins! This is a very busy area at times and requires standing for long periods of time without shelter.
Your number one responsibility as a Course Marshal is to ensure the runners have a safe run and ensure that no vehicular traffic (other than official vehicles) enters the course. You will be placed at specific locations on the course that are key for the race. You will be required to have a cellphone with you in case of an on-course emergency.
If you are energetic and want to be in the action - this is position is for you! You will need to be set up and in place 30 minutes before the start of the first wave and stay until the last runner is through. We need people to keep cups filled and handing them out to thirsty runners while cheering them on! Endless high-fives welcome!
BEER TOKEN SALES
During the festival we'll be selling beer tokens on-site. This is a fun activity that requires you to sell beer tokens to registered participants and spectators. Expect face-to-face contact throughout the day!