Volunteer

The Firestone Grand Prix is looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers with a can-do attitude!
Volunteering at the Event is a unique and fulfilling experience that offers great insight into one of the biggest annual sporting events in Florida! An event of this scale and scope would not be possible without the dedication and support of our fabulous volunteers. We hope you will join our team!

2020 VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS FOR THE RESCHEDULED OCTOBER EVENT WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON. ALL VOLUNTEERS WILL HAVE TO RE-SUBMIT AN APPLICATION.

Volunteer FAQ

Why can't I just be assigned my team right away?

We may have to make adjustments to the traditional volunteer assignments, roles and team sizes as we become more clear on any COVID-19 safety  procedures or overall event adjustments to cover specialty areas closer to the event. 

What do I do with my volunteer shirt?
What about my volunteer credential?
What if I can't volunteer in October, will I lose my team/place for next March?
What about social distancing regulations and safety with COVID-19?
There are a number of different positions available for you to take part in at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
All Volunteers are expected to: 
  • Interact with event staff, team leaders, guests and fellow volunteers in a courteous manner, with understanding of event policies set in place.
  • Maintain a friendly, helpful attitude and a general knowledge of the track layout and on-track activities.
  • Familiarize themselves with the event site layout to be able to provide proper assistance and answer guest questions accurately.
  • Provide a schedule outlining their hours of “availability” for race Weekend, and not leave their post without having a replacement.
  • Be flexible to work other various tasks assigned by team leader throughout the weekend
  • Make sure to take breaks and get fresh air and enjoy the event every now and then!
  • HAVE FUN! 
When completing your online application, please first read the below position descriptions and rank your position selection(s) in order of preference. There is NO GUARANTEE you will be placed in your preferred position, however we do ensure a fun and eventful weekend.  The teams that are filled for 2020 have been removed from the application form. 
 
If you have questions about volunteering please contact us directly at volunteers@gpstepete.com .
 
Please note: Volunteers are requested to be available October 23, 24 and 25, 2020, as well as for a short Saturday morning orientation session Date TBD at the Mahaffey Theater. Must be 18 years or older to apply.

2020 VOLUNTEER TEAMS

 
Access Control Team

Team Leader: Eric Stockwell 
The Access Control Team will be responsible for:

  • Assist in checking passes and ensuring proper credentials are being used by individuals at various locations throughout the event
  • Assist with crowd control and safety at the paddock gates at busy times.
  • Providing access to the IndyCar Paddock, Pit Lane, autograph sessions, and other areas as needed.
  • Respond to changing needs throughout the weekend and may be asked to move from one area of the event site to another with little notice.
  • Help control access to the event, to restricted areas adjacent to the track, and Pit Lane.
  • Assisting with pre scheduled pedestrian crossing operations at specific locations around the track.
  • Check for proper credentials at restricted areas, and direct patrons around the circuit.
Ceremonies Team
Credential Center Team
Grandstand Team
Hospitality Team
Information Services Team
Media Center Team
Photography Team
Show Car Team
Volunteer Services Team

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions regarding volunteering with the 2020 Firesetone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, please contact  volunteer@gpstpete.com.