DETROIT -- Have you ever wanted to get close to the action or work behind the scenes at an Indycar race?
The Detroit Grand Prix returns to Belle Isle in 2012, and the event is looking to strengthen its volunteer lineup.The race weekend will take place June 1-3, 2012, at the 2.1-mile Belle Isle Park road circuit. The weekend will feature four premiere series battling on Belle Isle – the IZOD IndyCar Series, the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series the Pirelli World Challenge Championship Series and the Firestone Indy Lights Series.
Grand Prix volunteers can enjoy the Grand Prix from an up close and personal point of view while helping in various areas of race operations. Volunteer areas include; circuit marshals, credentials, customer relations, food services, golf cart shuttle services, hospitality services, information booths, media relations, shuttle guides, track services, ticket takers, transportation/delivery services and ushers. Previous volunteer experience is not required to join the DGPA but a willingness to work hard, have fun and serve as an ambassador for Detroit is certainly recommended.
Interested volunteers can log on to www.detroitgp.com – the Official Web site of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix – and sign up to be a team member by clicking the “Volunteer” link.
The $15 DGPA annual registration fee comes with race credentials for all three days of the Grand Prix weekend, an official DGPA volunteer uniform, a DGPA membership patch, a lapel pin, access to several organization parties over the course of the year, off-island parking and meals provided for all three days of the Grand Prix. Each Grand Prix volunteer must satisfy a 30-hour minimum work requirement over the course of the year, split into various time segments depending on volunteer assignment.