Volunteers needed to fuel iconic Indianapolis traditions, programs, and events
The 500 Festival is seeking thousands of volunteers to fill positions as part of the 2023 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group.
The 500 Festival invites individuals and groups to be part of the behind-the-scenes action of the Month of May by lending their time and talent to support a variety of 500 Festival community events and programs. With more than 100 areas of volunteer opportunity, there are over 7,000 positions available, providing a role to fit every interest and ability.
“As a community-driven organization, the 500 Festival truly relies on thousands of dedicated volunteers each year to help make our programs and events possible,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “Serving as a 500 Festival volunteer is a rewarding opportunity to impact lives of community members and to partake in the Month of May celebrations in a unique way.”
Open volunteer positions include, but are not limited to:
- Handing out participant packets at the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo
- Distributing snacks and beverages along the course and at runner services for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K
- Hosting 4th grade class study trips at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of the 500 Festival & Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health
- Escorting marching bands or greeting spectators and helping them find their seats as an usher for the AES 500 Festival Parade
In addition to an unforgettable experience, 500 Festival volunteers will receive:
- Free commemorative volunteer t-shirt
- Free collector’s pin
- Invitation to the 500 Festival’s Volunteer Appreciation Day hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 20, 2023*
- Two tickets to the 2023 Indianapolis 500 qualifications*
- Access to the 500 Festival volunteer virtual goodie bag containing exclusive promotions and discounts
- Snacks and beverages during volunteer shift
- Special access at 500 Festival programs and events
*Volunteers must register for at least one volunteer position by April 12, 2023, to receive the invitation to the 500 Festival’s Volunteer Appreciation Day and tickets to Indy 500 Qualifications.
Information regarding opportunities, dates, time commitment, and registration forms are available at 500Festival.com/Volunteer.
The 500 Festival Volunteer Program is presented by Citizens Energy Group, with additional support from HotBox Pizza and Aqua Systems.