Volunteers Needed for 2023 Grand Prix
DETROIT, Mich. (February 15, 2023) – As it celebrates its 40th year in 2023, the Detroit Grand Prix Association (DGPA) – the official volunteer organization of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear – is looking for approximately 1,500 people to help host the June 2-4 event.
Returning to its original home on the Streets of Downtown Detroit this summer, the Grand Prix is looking to increase its volunteer ranks by several hundred people in 2023. Once again proudly sponsored by Lear Corporation, the DGPA is expanding several existing departments in 2023 and new assignment areas have been created with the Downtown relocation of one of Detroit’s most popular annual summertime festivals. More than 700 returning and new members have already signed up for 2023, and the DGPA is looking for approximately 800 more people to volunteer this summer. Registration is now open online at www.DetroitGP.com/volunteer.
Founded in 1983, the second year that the Grand Prix was hosted in Detroit, the DGPA has become one of the top volunteer organizations in sports as similar models have been incorporated at racing events across the United States and beyond. With friendly, helpful and community-focused members, DGPA volunteers are great ambassadors for the Grand Prix, as well as Detroit and the entire region. More than 200 members have volunteered for 10 or more years at the Grand Prix and approximately 20 people have served as volunteers since the event was first hosted in Detroit in 1982.
“We appreciate all that the DGPA and its members do to support the Grand Prix and help us host this world-class event each and every year,” said Michael Montri, President of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. “Our volunteers are often the first people our guests see and interact with when they arrive at the Grand Prix and the last people they engage with when they leave. They have been such an important part of this event for decades and their hard work and commitment are essential to everything we do. As we begin a new era of the Grand Prix in Downtown Detroit in 2023, we will continue to rely on our dedicated core of volunteers to provide great service to everyone that visits the Grand Prix this summer.”
DGPA departments that need volunteers for this summer’s event include Circuit Marshals, Accessibility Ambassadors, Ticket Scanners, Hospitality Services, Ushers and more. New departments in 2023 also looking for volunteers include Guest Navigators, who will ensure that visitors find their way around the new venue in Downtown Detroit, and the Ticket Information Call Center. For a complete description of each volunteer department, visit www.DetroitGP.com and select the “Volunteer” link.
For those that are new to the DGPA in 2023, first-year members can become part of the organization’s Resource Pool department, that offers a variety of volunteer experiences by assisting several of the existing departments throughout the event on an as-needed basis. New members will have the option of committing to one full day of volunteering or working two half-day shifts leading up to and during Grand Prix weekend.
To join the DGPA and become a volunteer for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, members pay an annual fee of $20. This fee helps cover the cost of many volunteer benefits including a membership patch, commemorative lapel pin, appreciation certificate and access to a Kickoff Party, exclusively for DGPA members. The Grand Prix also provides each volunteer with a credential to access the venue during race weekend, official uniform shirts and hat, free parking during the event, meals each day of race weekend and access to an Appreciation Party following the event. For more information on the DGPA and to sign up as a volunteer for the 2023 Grand Prix, visit www.DetroitGP.com/volunteer.