2018 500 Festival Volunteer Registration Opens

2018 500 Festival Volunteer Registration Opens

Positions and Opportunities for 2018 Events & Programs Now Available

INDIANAPOLIS (January 10, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, announces today that registration is open for the 2018 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group.

Each year, the 500 Festival relies on more than 7,000 volunteers to ensure its events and programs continue to deliver a lasting, significant impact. The organization is looking for individuals and groups who are interested in using their time and talent to support its wide variety of programs and events in 2018.

Examples of volunteer opportunities for 2018 include:

“May 2018 promises to be another great year of events that impact and enrich lives in our community,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO, 500 Festival. “That mission is only achieved through the dedication of the thousands of volunteers we see each year. Serving as a volunteer for the 500 Festival is a rewarding opportunity that allows us to illuminate our Hoosier hospitality during the month of May in Indianapolis.”

The 500 Festival is offering more than 100 areas of volunteer opportunity in 2018, ensuring a role for every interest and ability. 500 Festival volunteers will receive a commemorative volunteer t-shirt and collector’s pin, as well as a gift from the 500 Festival and refreshments and food during every volunteer shift. Volunteers who register before April 11 will also receive an exclusive invitation to the 500 Festival’s Volunteer Appreciation Day hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Volunteer Appreciation Day will take place Saturday, May 19, and includes lunch and two (2) tickets to that days Indianapolis 500 qualifications.

Visit www.500Festival.com/volunteer to learn more, view a list of opportunities, and register to volunteer in 2018. Additional questions regarding volunteer opportunities with the 500 Festival may be directed to volunteer@500festival.com.

The 500 Festival Volunteer Program is presented by Citizens Energy Group, with additional support from Meijer, Pepsi, Aquafina and HotBox Pizza.


About the 500 Festival

Founded in 1957, the 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization that produces more than 50 life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500 and foster positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana. One of the largest festivals in the nation, each year more than half a million people attend an event or program produced by the 500 Festival. Since its founding, the 500 Festival has contributed more than $400 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit www.500festival.com, follow us on Twitter @500festival, or on Facebook.