Grand Prix Seeking Volunteers
After a four-year hiatus, one of the most popular events in Detroit is back and looking for Motor City ambassadors to strengthen its volunteer corps.
The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will take place June 1-3, 2012 at the stunning 2.1-mile Belle Isle Park road circuit. The return of world-class auto racing to the Motor City 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.
As it prepares for the fastest weekend of the summer, the Grand Prix is reactivating its official volunteer organization and it is looking for new volunteers to ensure the event continues to set the highest standard in customer service and operations.
The Detroit Grand Prix Association (DGPA) has been a leading volunteer organization since 1982. Its model has been so successful, that it has been implemented in various other volunteer efforts across the country. Over the past 22 previous Grand Prix events hosted in Detroit, the DGPA has annually attracted over 1,200 volunteers providing more than 35,000 hours of service each race year. Along the way, the organization helped the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix emerge as one of the most efficient and customer-friendly race events in the country.
Being a Grand Prix volunteer is a truly rewarding experience. DGPA members 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 has many benefits including race credentials for all three days of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, 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. The DGPA is looking for approximately 450 more members to meet its goal of 1,000 volunteers for the 2012 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.
The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix is a 501(c)3 and a subsidiary of the Downtown Detroit Partnership. The event will be held June 1-3, 2012 and will include the Chevrolet Indy Grand Prix presented by ShopAutoWeek.com featuring the cars of the IZOD IndyCar Series, the Chevrolet GRAND-AM 200 at Belle Isle presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers with the sports cars of the GRAND-AM Rolex Series, the Cadillac V-Series Challenge presented by the Metro Detroit Cadillac Dealers featuring the cars of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship Series and the Firestone Indy Lights Series. For more information, visit www.DetroitGP.com and follow our social media pages at www.facebook.com/detroitgp and www.twitter.com/detroitgp.
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