500 Festival Opens Volunteer Registration System for 2014 Season

500 Festival Opens Volunteer Registration System for 2014 Season

Wed, 2014-01-15

500 Festival Opens Volunteer Registration System for 2014 Season


INDIANAPOLIS (January 15, 2014) – Whatever your talent may be, the 500 Festival wants to put it to good use. The 500 Festival announced today that Volunteer Registration for the 2014 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group, is now open. Those interested in volunteering can sign-up by going to www.500festival.com.  The non-profit 500 Festival is looking for volunteers to help produce a variety of community events and programs that celebrate the 500 Festival’s 2014 theme, Feel the Rhythm of May.

Volunteers play a critical role in generating fun and excitement at 500 Festival events. With more than 100 areas of opportunity to volunteer, the 500 Festival Volunteer Program gives anyone the chance to see the Festival’s events up close.

Volunteer opportunities for Festival events including the nation’s largest half marathon and one of the nation’s premier parades are available for individuals or groups. The 500 Festival Volunteer Registration System includes a complete list of opportunities, descriptions of events and logistical information including dates, times and locations at www.500festival.com/volunteer.The 500 Festival Volunteer Program is a great team-building experience for groups of all sizes. By volunteering together, companies, groups and families benefit by giving back to the community and experiencing a 57-year tradition in Indianapolis. The 500 Festival works with all groups and individuals to find the event and area that best meets their needs.

Volunteering for the 500 Festival is a great opportunity to give back to the community and be a part of one of Indiana’s greatest legacies.  Those who sign-up to volunteer will receive a 500 Festival volunteer T-shirt, a Volunteer Program Pin, complimentary meals, refreshments, parking and guaranteed fun.

The 500 Festival is also proud to announce that the presenting sponsor of the 500 Festival Volunteer Program, Citizens Energy Group, has extended their commitment and support of the Program with a multi-year agreement through 2016.

Additional information or questions may be directed to Jennifer Livesay, Volunteer Manager, at (317) 614-6112 or via email to jlivesay@500festival.com.  The 500 Festival Volunteer Program is sponsored by Citizens Energy Group, Meijer, Pepsi and Aquafina.

The 500 Festival, a not-for-profit volunteer organization, was created in 1957 to organize civic events celebrating the greatest race in the world. Over the past 57 years, the 500 Festival has grown to become one of the largest festivals in the nation. The mission of the 500 Festival is to produce life-enriching events and programs while celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500® and fostering positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana.



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