Thank you for helping us with the biathlon world cup 8 Kontiolahti 2017!

Questionnaire for World Cup 8 volunteers

Simon Lukkonen who studies in Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences is making his thesis concerning volunteering in world cup 8 in Kontiolahti in 2017. You can find the questionnaire HERE. By answering the questionnaire you will help us to do better next year and to develop our volunteer recruitment etc. The questionnaire is open until 13th of June 2017.



Toimitsijaopas_mc_2017_08032017 (1) TOIMITSIJAOPAS, suomeksi

Volunteer_guide_wc2017_08032017 VOLUNTEER GUIDE, English


bus_wcup_vapaaehtoiset07032017 (1) BUSSIAIKATAULU ja REITTI, suomeksi

bus_wcup_volunteers07032017 (1) BUSES AND ROUTE, English


HUOM! Toimitsijabussilla pääsee myös Joensuuhun; kun aamu-/iltapäiväbussi on tuonut ihmiset stadionille, jatkaa se heti takaisin kaupunkiin.

NB! With volunteer bus you can also get to Joensuu; when the morning/afternoon bus has dropped people to the stadium it will return to Joensuu.

25.2.: The recruitment of volunteers coming abroad has ended. Those selected have been informed about their selection. There were hundreds of great applications and unfortunately we couldn’t offer a position to everyone as there was only limited number of volunteer positions available. 



Interested in volunteering in BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 8 in Kontiolahti, 6.3.-12.3.2017?

The volunteer must be over 16 years old. Under 16 year old volunteers are accepted only with a parent or other family member who is over 18 years old. If you are 16-17 years old you need to have permission from your parents to be able to volunteer.

Good language skills at least in English are required.

In general, volunteers for only one day are not accepted. Those who can volunteer two or more days are preferred. The accreditation is given only for volunteering days.

At the moment there are available volunteer positions in all sectors, except in media team.

Why volunteering?

+ getting new experiences
+ meeting new people
+ learning new skills
+ getting 10 % discount on Kontiolahti Biathlon products
+ free volunteer hat
+ lunch, coffee, tea during volunteering days
+ two free tickets to track stands in World Cup 8 or in Finnish Cross-Country skiing competitions (31.3.-2.4.2017)
+ experiencing the warmth of Biathlon Family

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NEW: First and second volunteer info sent by email for those chosen


We will organize accommodation near stadium for volunteers who come outside Kontiolahti-Joensuu region. The cost of accommodation is 5 €/person/night. The accommodation is group accommodation, separate rooms for women and men. There are showers and possibility to make breakfast/other meals. A beautiful beach sauna can be rented on own cost.


During volunteering days there is warm lunch, coffee and tea provided for volunteers.


There will be transportation for volunteers from Joensuu and from Kontiolahti to the stadium during competition weeks (both ibu cup and world cup). The volunteer accommodation is within a walking distance from stadium (1,5 km).


If you are interested in volunteering in IBU Cup Kontiolahti or IBU World Cup 8 in Kontiolahti or have any questions regarding volunteering in our events, please don’t hesitate to contact Tiia Boman, the chief of volunteers (bktalkoo@gmail.com / +358 400 286 352). When contacting you should provide the basic information on yourself and your possible earlier experience in organizing events. It is also good to mention if you have different kind of certificates, for example First Aid or hygiene proficiency certificate. And if you know already, please inform the dates on which you would be able to volunteer in our event(s).

All selected volunteers will be informed personally about selection.




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