“Our strong volunteer force was vital in operating the inaugural Formula 1 race”
The joint venture with the Austin Sports Commission develops regional force of volunteers for various events throughout the area, including Formula 1™. Starting today, a link to the volunteer sign-up page is available on the Circuit’s website at http://circuitoftheamericas.com/volunteer.
“Our strong volunteer force was vital in operating the inaugural Formula 1 race, as well as all other events at our venue,” said Steve Sexton, president and CEO of Circuit of the Americas. “The Sports Commission has been a great partner in developing this recruitment tool. We look forward to bringing back the wonderful volunteers from past events, as well as recruiting new volunteers for what is sure to be an even bigger and better event.”
Volunteer positions are available in two areas: Sustainability and Wayfinding. As a Gold Level Green Business Leader in the City of Austin, sustainability is a priority in the Circuit’s day-to-day operations and business practices. Sustainability volunteers assist with various duties that ensure environmental policies are being met during the event. Wayfinding volunteers work with the Guest Services department to assist guests with questions, directions and general information about the venue.
Nonprofits, organizations or other groups interested in volunteering together may register for group volunteer opportunities. In addition to the Formula 1 event, this registration system is used to recruit volunteers for a variety of motorsports and entertainment events occurring at the new track. Individuals are also able to sign up for events recruited to the city by the Austin Sports Commission.
Circuit of The Americas continues to work with local area universities to recruit students for various volunteer positions. Individuals that volunteer have the benefit of experiencing the return of Formula 1 to the only purpose-built Grand Prix racetrack in the United States. Volunteers will also receive specialized training by experienced Circuit staff, branded clothing to wear during volunteer hours and an invitation to participate in special events leading up to race day.