Volunteers play a vital role in ensuring the success of this Verizon IndyCar Series event, and their support is invaluable! We will be enlisting the help of approximately 400 volunteers to work on various committees for the 2018 event.
Volunteering for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First provides sports fans with a fun and rare opportunity to experience the inner workings of a professional sporting event, and see Verizon IndyCar Series drivers like Will Power from a unique perspective. But more importantly, we want to ensure that each individual volunteering has a once in a lifetime experience! Registration for the 2018 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First will begin on Wednesday, January 24th.
VOLUNTEER UNIFORM PACKAGE
All volunteers will be required to purchase a Volunteer Uniform Package. The package includes:
Under Armour Shirt
Volunteer Credential (valid for entire event)
Two (2) 3-Day Tickets w/ KAMTEK Garage Pass
Preferred On-Site Parking Pass
Meals provided during each volunteer shift
Volunteer Exclusive Merchandise Offers
Cost: $50 (retail value of $350)
Each volunteer is given the opportunity to select up to three committee preferences. Volunteers will be notified of their committee assignment after we receive and process your application. Positions are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
A-Team - A "utility" position, A-TEAM volunteers will perform a variety of tasks throughout the event. This position is ideal for the problem solver that's not afraid to fill in with different committees at different times.
Communications/Shipping and Receiving - Communications is responsible for charging and distributing radios. In addition, this committee will also oversee event shipping and receiving. Volunteers will Receive and inventory daily packages and shipment arrivals for the event staff, sponsors, teams etc. Volunteers will also oversee the distribution of these packages to the appropriate event sponsors, teams, etc. Must be willing and able to do moderate lifting.
Guest Services/Fan Zone - Responsible for helping run the Guest Services Program. This includes Lost & Found, Park/Event Information, Junior Program and much more. Also, this position is responsible for making sure spectator foot traffic is flowing freely and spectators/vendors are following park rules.
Hillside Marshals - Responsible for marshaling the spectator areas to keep pop-up tents behind the designated line and enforcing park rules.
Media - Responsible for assisting media personnel in the Media Center.
Paddock Credentials - Responsible for the signing of waivers and selling Kamtek Garage passes for spectators entering the garage area.
Paddock Marshals - Responsible for pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the KAMTEK Garage area.
Product Distribution - Responsible for making sure all coolers are filled with drinks and water each morning and replenished throughout the day.
Race Control Security - Responsible for checking credentials and monitoring security at the Race Control Building.
Shuttles - Responsible for driving shuttle vans to transport media, teams, sponsors, VIPs, and other guests around Barber Motorsports Park.
Sponsor Relations - Responsible for checking credentials at the hospitality entrances as well as ensuring the sponsors’ needs are met.
Sports Car Corral - Responsible for managing the official Sports Car Corral, including pre-event organization, on-site parking and management of weekend activities.
Volunteer Headquarters - Responsible for checking-in volunteers and distributing meal vouchers.
Volunteer Hospitality - These grill masters will be responsible for keeping the volunteers happy and well fed!
As part of the Volunteer Package, volunteers receive a credential that is valid for the entire event and we encourage you to enjoy the event as a spectator on days that you are not working, and even before or after your shift.
Q: Is there a minimum age requirement to volunteer?
A: Yes, individuals must be 18 years or older to volunteer.
Q: How many days do I have to volunteer, and for how many hours?
A: We kindly ask that each volunteer work at least two (2) shifts over the course of the event. Each shift is approximately four to six hours long.
Q: Do I need to have knowledge of Verizon IndyCar Series or motorsports to volunteer?
A: No you do not! We have several different committees to choose from that do not require any motorsports knowledge.
Q: Are there any committees available that will be indoors?
A: Yes; Communications, Media, Volunteer Hospitality, and Volunteer Headquarters are all indoors.
Q: Is there a fee to volunteer?
A: Yes, all volunteers are required to purchase the $50 Volunteer Uniform Package upon registration. The Volunteer Uniform Package includes an Under Armour Polo, Ball Cap, (2) 3-Day Tickets w/KAMTEK Garage Access, Lanyard, Volunteer Credential and a Preferred Parking Pass; retail value of $350.
Q: What does the volunteer uniform look like? Is there a size chart available?
Q: When will the uniforms be distributed?
A: Uniform Packages will be distributed at Volunteer Training in mid-April, date is TBD.
Q: What if my uniform does not fit?
A: Volunteers will have the opportunity to exchange their uniform for another size during Volunteer Training and also in Volunteer Headquarters during the tournament.
Q: What do I wear with my uniform?
A: Volunteers can choose their own bottoms to wear (jeans, khakis, shorts, etc.), and are required to wear closed-toed shoes.
Q: How do I know my assignment?
A: Once you've completed your online registration and your payment has been processed, you will receive an email confirming your selection as a volunteer and assigning you to a committee. Committee assignments are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Q: Can I be scheduled (shift assignments) at the same time as my spouse, friend, etc.?
A: We will make every effort to accommodate your scheduling requests if you both are signed up for the SAME committee. Make sure to list your request on your registration form, and select similar availability to the person you wish to work with during the event.
Q: How do I know my schedule? And when will I receive my schedule?
A: After you select your availability online, your Chairman will then make the committee schedule and you can check your online profile for your personal schedule. Schedules will be available for viewing in late-March 2018.
Q: How will I know what to do and where to go when I show up for my shift?
A: Volunteers will report to Volunteer Headquarters to check-in for their shift daily. Please allow approximately 30 minutes for parking and checking-in. We ask that volunteers are ready at their committee meeting location when their shift is scheduled to begin. Information about committee specific meeting locations will be provided during Volunteer Training and in the Volunteer Handbook.
Q: Can I watch the race when I am not working?
A: Yes! The Volunteer Credential that is valid for the entire event and we encourage you to enjoy the event as a spectator when you are not working!
Q: When will we receive our tickets and parking pass included in the Volunteer Package?
A: The print-at-home tickets and parking pass will be available to download from your volunteer dashboard in April.
Q: Will volunteers be provided with meals while volunteering?
A: Yes, meals will be provided to all volunteers when working a shift. Light breakfast and coffee will be available in Volunteer Headquarters each morning. Volunteers will also receive a daily lunch voucher upon check in for their shift. We are unable to accommodate any specific dietary restrictions.
Q: Where is the volunteer parking located?
A: Volunteers will receive an on-site Preferred Parking Pass in Lot E to use ONLY on days that they are scheduled to volunteer.