Every year volunteers from all over the world come to the southern tip of Chilean Patagonia to help the year-round organizers of the Patagonian Expedition Race prepare one of the most spectacular and challenging sporting events on earth.
Volunteers are a vital part of the Patagonian Expedition Race®, the very engine of the event, whose essential mix of enthusiasm and hard work makes this unique event possible and has helped it grow such a strong global reputation over such a relatively short history.
Volunteer roles, mostly available during the race itself, involve a wide range of different tasks including managing checkpoints to provide a vital line of communication with race officials and HQ via radio and satellite phone, helping organize the inaugural and closing ceremonies, dealing with media and sponsor attendees and helping to manage team requirements.
The duties of a volunteer are often challenging and require a good motivation – and that is what makes them such extremely rewarding opportunities.
Volunteers receive free basic accommodation and food – but for most, it is the once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the real wilderness of Chilean Patagonia, far away from all those trails well known to tourists, surrounded by outdoor-oriented people of many different nationalities, that is the real draw.