500 Festival Volunteer Program presented by Citizens Energy Group

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Become a Volunteer!

Volunteer registration for 2017 events will open in January. Click below to receive a notification when volunteer registration opens.

Volunteer Interest Form

As a nonprofit organization, we rely on a dedicated team of volunteers to ensure our events and programs continue to enrich the lives of half a million people every year. Working together in true Hoosier spirit, our volunteers help create an exciting and impactful community-led road to the Indianapolis 500.

The 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group, offers more than 100 areas of volunteer opportunity, providing a role to fit every interest and ability. We're looking for individuals and groups who are interested in using their time and talent to support our wide variety of programs and events, such as the IPL 500 Festival Parade, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and the Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Special access at 500 Festival programs and events
  • Free, commemorative volunteer t-shirt
  • Free collector’s pin
  • Exclusive invitation to the 500 Festival Volunteer Appreciation Day. Held on May 21 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 500 Festival volunteers who register by April 13 will receive a free lunch, ticket and parking pass for the day's Indy 500 qualifications, a gift from the 500 Festival, the opportunity to win prizes and much more!  


Volunteering with the 500 Festival is a fun and engaging way for your organization to take teambuilding into the community. Members of your group, company or organization will work together, promoting collaboration and elevating pride. Great opportunities for groups include manning a water station for the Mini-Marathon, volunteering at an Education Study Trip at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, or serving as balloon walkers in the Parade. Click here to learn more about Group Volunteer opportunities through the 500 Festival.

Email volunteer@500festival.com and we will work with you to find the right opportunity for your group. Experience the month of May in a way that you will not forget by volunteering with us!


Please email us at volunteer@500festival.com.   

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