FolkehjelpaBeing a VAKE-volunteer is demanding and intense, but mostly exciting and fun. Your amount of contribution does not matter. Whether you like to be where the action happens or work behind the scenes – We need you!

How you contribute is mostly up to you.


Would you enjoy being outdoors at one of the checkpoints on the Varanger Peninsula for a few days between April 4-7?


Klick here to see which and when the checkpoints are manned. No experience needed. It will be a huge advantage for you and us if you can stay at the checkpoint for a minimum of two days.

Tasks at the checkpoints are: Keeping the fire burning in your tent, keeping in- and out-times of all the teams, see that they ar all ok, reporting to the press-contact and the secretariat of results, exciting development and stories from the field.


Would you like being in Berlevåg, Vardø or Vadsø city giving the people a piece of the VAKE fest?

No experience needed.

In Berlevåg we great the contestants, serve meals, give information and handle the race-start.

In Vadsø we have our press-center and result service.

We need people to update websites, Facebook, Twitter and the result-page, as well as staff for the café/bar. We also have the medal ceremony - you will not be out of work. In Vardø you can be at the finishing-line (last year the top three was a thriller), taking times, talking to teams and warm up in the café.


Would you like to be part of the great banquet and meet some of the best snow kiters in the world?

As a volunteer, you are welcome!


Do you have other ideas on how you might contribute?

If you have any questions, contact us on post[at] 

Visit our volunteer page on Facebook to see pictures of how life as a volunteer for VAKE can be. You can also contact us directly on Facebook.


Practical stuff

We cannot cover your travel-expences, but we can get you from Vadsø/Kirkenes on the VAKE-bus Monday before the race. In Berlevåg you can sleep in the sports-hall or arrange something else yourself. At the checkpoints you must be prepared to sleep in a tent and you need to bring the right equipment for it. We will provide you with some food. After the race, you might just have a floor to sleep on, but we'll try to get you som more comfortable, depending on how many that are in need. Transportation between checkpoints or other will most likely be by car. We will work out the detailed logistics when we have an overview. It is a huge advantage to us if you bring your own car (and snowmobile would be awesome) and can move independantly.