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IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO JOIN REV!
REV = RACE EVENT VOLUNTEERS
Event volunteer registration now is open for our INDYCAR (August 23-24) and NHRA (September 27-29) weekends.
World Wide Technology Raceway is looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers with a can-do attitude. Volunteering at the event is a unique and fulfilling experience that will offer great insight into some of the largest annual sporting events in the St. Louis Region. It’s time for you to join REV!
Please read the role descriptions below and e-mail us at [email protected] Please rank your position selection(s) in order of preference. While there is no guarantee you will be placed in your preferred position, we do ensure a fun and eventful weekend.
Each event volunteer will be required to attend one of two scheduled volunteer meetings to be held at the track the week of each national event.
Volunteer team members will receive an event T-shirt, a REV Official shirt, a REV staff hat, complementary lunch, bottles of water throughout the day, admission to a post-race party, free tickets to other WWT Raceway events and a guest pass for a friend or family member to attend our national events.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday, August 12, 2019 for INDYCAR and Monday, September 16, for NHRA.
All volunteers will be required to maintain a positive attitude and exercise good judgment and discretion in handling all matters and have a full understanding and adhere to the policies and procedures set in place by World Wide Technology Raceway.
Volunteers on this team will assist in providing support in the onsite media center, performing a number of unique duties and interacting directly with members of the media. Volunteers will be responsible for greeting media personnel as they arrive in the media center, answering basic questions, and be responsible for providing support at track press conferences and with the distribution of press materials. In addition, volunteers may be required to assist with photocopying and providing directions, handouts, ushering drivers and/or media members to and from press conferences.
WATER & ICE TEAM
The Water & Ice Team will be responsible for delivering cases of water and bags of ice to various volunteer locations around the track throughout the weekend in order to ensure that volunteers are kept hydrated. The team will also assist in relieving other team leads requiring extra help or coverage for breaks and providing support to areas that require extra volunteers for a brief period over the course of the weekend. Must be able to operate a golf cart.
PRE-RACE & POST-RACE CEREMONIES
The Ceremonies Team will be responsible for assisting in a variety of functions, including the delivery of VIPs to specific locations at a precise time during pre-and post-race ceremonies. Volunteers also may assist with autograph sessions, Q&As, the pre-race parade lap and directing dignitaries to check-in for involvement during pre-race and post-race ceremonies. Volunteers also will assist with the set-up of champagne, water, trophies, backdrops, etc. The Ceremonies Team will be composed of individuals who are mature, and have responsible behavior capable of coping with a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment.
Volunteers will be responsible for welcoming guests at each grandstand or hospitality suite entrance as they arrive and directing them to their reserved seats. Volunteers also will assist in ensuring the safe and efficient traffic flow of guests to avoid potential accidents or confrontations, and staying alert to the build-up of lines. Volunteers must familiarize themselves with the event site layout to be able to provide proper assistance and answer guest questions accurately. In addition, volunteers will be required to regularly patrol the bottom level of each grandstand or suite entrance to remove any spectator blocking the view of others and report any problems within grandstands to a team captain, roamer or member of event staff.
The Social Media Team will assist in uploading photos for social media use, generating on-site fan content as well as executing contests during the event weekend and any additional responsibilities as required. In addition, volunteers on this team will also be responsible for engagement with guests around the event site and conducting surveys on their experience during the event.
The Customer Service Team will welcome guests as they arrive at the event in a courteous manner, check the authenticity of tickets as they enter the facility or paddock area, and provide them with any ticketing information they may need.
Customer Service Team volunteers also should have detailed knowledge of the event, from the schedule of events to various landmarks within the circuit. Volunteers also will need to know the various times for on-track activity, cross-overs, concerts and fireworks. They also will be required to answer any and all questions regarding locations of concessions, merchandise, grandstands, restrooms, ATMs, First Aid, Lost & Found, Paddock Area, etc. from patrons and vendors. Must be able to interact with spectators and guests to provide event information and direction, as well as distribute on-site fan guides and other support series literature at various locations.
The Customer Service Team also may be required to temporarily relieve other volunteers at their stations to cover breaks. A small break-off team will be in charge of the Will Call/Credential building (situated in an indoor, air-conditioned environment) and volunteers here will assist the credential center manager with the distribution of event credentials, parking and pit passes to staff, service contractors, sponsors and other qualified groups.