What are you doing for Spring Break?  Join us here in Alaska to get closer to God,

meet new friends, serve God by serving others, and have a great time!

You’ll hit the ground running when you get here.  Friday we’ll get registered with the

Iditarod Race as volunteers.  That afternoon we’ll be doing some volunteering serving

children in local parks.  Saturday, we’ll watch the Ceremonial Start of the Iditarod

Sled Dog Race here in Anchorage and then drive to Willow, Alaska and help do the setup for the real start on Willow Lake.  Sunday is race day and it will be a long one!  We will finish set up, serve as volunteers overseeing parking, traffic control, race security, dog handling, and tearing down and cleaning up after the race is started and the crowds

have left.  As you rub shoulders with other race volunteers, it is a great time to both

show and share your faith. 

Afterwards, we’ll return to Anchorage and begin to go to work doing other things such

as volunteering at the Anchorage Food Bank for the Hungry, working with kids at the

local Boys and Girls Club, shoveling snow for the elderly, and after-school programs for disadvantaged kids at local parks. 

Yes, we are going to work hard, but we will also  have some time to play.  For fun, there

will be opportunities for snowhiking in the forest, moose-viewing (we call it moosing), sledding and checking out the Northern Lights.  Possibly you will even get a chance to mush (drive) a dog sled team!


Feb 28.  Arrive Anchorage afternoon/evening  (ok to arrive March 1)

March 1. Orientation, Race Volunteer Registration, Hike, Afternoon volunteering

March 2. Iditarod Ceremonial Start in Anchorage, transfer to Willow, Race Setup for 

Willow Restart

March 3 Race Start Volunteering in Willow

March 4.5  Neighborhood Ministry

March 6. Fun day. Evening Departure Home

March 7. Arrive Home

How much?  We do a turn-key project that covers everything except

airfare.  Housing, all meals, transportation, staff hosting, airport

transfers, and guided sightseeing/fun.  Cost/person is $650.  This is

our most popular project of the year and it fills up quickly. We

cannot confirm your booking until we receive your application and $100 nonrefundable deposit (send to Graceworks, 4149 Checkmate Dr, Anchorage, AK  99508). 

​Call or email Scott Kirby for more information.   907-440-4974

Note: The Iditarod Volunteering portion of this mission is very physically challenging. Please do not sign up if you are not in good health. Housing requires climbing stairs. 

Note: There is always a possibility of them moving the race start to Fairbanks instead of Willow due to lack of snow.  If this happens, the schedule above will change and we spend a day going to Fairbanks and a day returning. And ... it will be much colder!