SO YOU WANT TO BE A MAIL RUN VOLUNTEER……THAT’S GREAT!
The Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run could not exist without the efforts of over 70 volunteers. Event organizers are always looking to welcome new volunteers….can we count you in?
The unofficial motto of the Mail Run is “ALL THAT’S GREAT ABOUT THE CARIBOO IN THE WINTER”
The Mail Run can involve getting up close to active working sled dogs, with opportunities to become involved as dog handler and to meet and befriend the participants who travel to Quesnel from many interesting places
Volunteer involvement may require travel to locations away from Quesnel. Checkpoints (where the action happens) are located between Quesnel and Barkerville and the event is run over a three day period
Some volunteer positions may require travel on a snowmobile over the Mail Run trail
Some volunteer tasks require extra physical effort, a chance for a workout in the great outdoors
Volunteer positions include involvement with the development, sale, hand cancelling and packaging for delivery of the famous Mail Run envelopes
Volunteers help with publicity, registration, awards, food preparation and greeting visitors
Volunteering offers an opportunity to participate in a unique living history event that celebrates an exciting part of our Canadian heritage while enjoying ALL THAT’S GREAT ABOUT THE CARIBOO IN THE WINTER
Official Mail Run volunteers are rewarded just like registered participants…after all, everyone is participating in their own way. Lead Dog Volunteers will receive a current year mug, patch and certificate. Team Dog volunteers will receive a current year Patch and special participation certificate.
Appropriate safety gear must be worn at all times. Certainly when outdoors, warm winter clothing is required and if your volunteer task involves working with machines or equipment, accepted safety procedures will be followed. Fluorescent safety vests will be worn by all outdoor volunteers during the Mail Run, which will also serve to identify you as a Mail Run volunteer.
The Mail Run is a family event, participants of all ages are welcome. It is also a challenging outdoor event that travels over harsh terrain in difficult conditions. No alcohol will be consumed by volunteers or participants during the running of any “on trail” or outdoor events.
"To volunteer for the Mail Run, please email Sheila - click herel
updated Sep. 21, 2018