The 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy, offers thousands of exciting opportunities for every interest and ability
INDIANAPOLIS (January 9, 2020) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, announced today that registration is now open for the 2020 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group.
Each year, the 500 Festival relies on 3,500 volunteers to fill 7,000 positions to ensure its events and programs continue to deliver a lasting impact for the community and attendees. 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 2020. Opportunities are available from February-May 2020. Additional information regarding opportunities, dates, time commitment and 2020 registration are available at 500Festival.com/volunteer.
The 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group, offers more than 100 areas of volunteer opportunity, providing a role to fit every interest and ability. Volunteer times also spread out between weekdays, evenings, and weekends. We’re looking for individuals and groups who are interested in using their time and talent to support our wide variety of programs and events. Some of our 2020 volunteer opportunities include:
“The 500 Festival has events and programs that extend well beyond the month of May and the city of Indianapolis,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO, 500 Festival. “Our thousands of volunteers help us deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for each participant, from 4th graders to OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon finishers. The 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy, is a unique way to give back this spring!”
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 16, 2020
- Two tickets to the 2020 Indy 500 qualifications
- Access to the 500 Festival volunteer virtual goodie bag which contains exclusive promotions and discounts
- Snacks & beverages during your volunteer shift
- Special access at 500 Festival programs and events
“I would love to be a balloon volunteer again. We LOVED it. We enjoy volunteering at a lot of places, and the 500 Festival is a really great opportunity.” – IPL 500 Festival Parade Volunteer
Volunteers must register for at least one volunteer position by April 8, 2020 to receive the invitation to 500 Festival’s Volunteer Appreciation Day and tickets to Indy 500 Qualifications. Visit 500Festival.com/volunteer to learn more, view a list of opportunities, and register to volunteer in 2020. Additional questions regarding volunteer opportunities with the 500 Festival may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. See how others give back to the 500 Festival on social media with #500Volunteers.
The 500 Festival Volunteer Program is presented by Citizens Energy Group, with additional support from HotBox Pizza and Aqua Systems.
About the 500 Festival
Founded in 1957, the 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization that produces 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 $500 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit 500festival.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.