With the gates of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix set to open in a little over two weeks, Grand Prix officials are still accepting applications for volunteers interested in joining the Detroit Grand Prix Association (DGPA) for the upcoming May 30-June 1, 2014 event.
The DGPA is still looking for 100 volunteers for the event, with the biggest need being circuit marshals. Volunteers in this department will be positioned closest to the race circuit as they will work in teams to help control and assist with pedestrian and vehicle flow adjacent to the Belle Isle track. Some volunteer teams will manage the traffic flow within the venue, including race team and various support vehicles. A typical day begins at 6:30-7 a.m. and will last until 7:00 p.m., with volunteers divided into two overlapping shifts of approximately 7 ½ hours each throughout race weekend.
The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix requires a commitment to work one shift per day of the race weekend, attendance at a volunteer training session and a membership fee of $15 to join the DGPA. The value of this membership fee is returned many times over in the form of member benefits including the official volunteer uniform, hat and race weekend credential, lunch each day of the race weekend and a DGPA patch, lapel pin and certificate of appreciation after completion. The DGPA also hosts a famous appreciation party after the Grand Prix for all members to have some fun and trade stories with friends new and old.
With a target of approximately 1,100 volunteers in place for race weekend, the DGPA is getting close to reaching its goal. The organization is looking for dedicated and hard-working individuals interested in being part of one of Detroit’s most popular events to complete its workforce.