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2022 Volunteer Registration
2022 Volunteer Registration

The 500 Festival is a nonprofit organization and 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 AES 500 Festival Parade, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, and the Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day.

Volunteer With Us!

Group Opportunities

Volunteering with the 500 Festival is a fun and engaging way for your organization to take teambuilding into the community. Great opportunities for groups include manning a water station for the Mini-Marathon, volunteering at an Education Program Study Trip at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, or serving as balloon walkers in the Parade. Email volunteer@500festival.com and we'll find the right opportunity for your group.


Please email us at volunteer@500festival.com.


“It was a fun and awesome experience. Runners made the volunteers feel greatly appreciated!” - Mini-Marathon Volunteer

“I really enjoyed all the upbeat and positive vibes from everyone from the 500 Festival staff to the participants running/walking, it was a totally awesome experience.” - Mini-Marathon Volunteer

“An excellent opportunity to share a significant part of Indiana history with our youngest fans.” - Education Program Volunteer

“I would love to be a balloon volunteer again. We LOVED it. We enjoy volunteering at a lot of places, and the 500 Festival is a really great opportunity. Thanks!” - Parade Volunteer
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