Various Times through out April and May
As a nonprofit organization, the 500 Festival relies on dedicated team of thousands 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.
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available for all ages, individuals, groups and organizations – if you have a group/organization larger than 5, please email us and we can assist you in streamlining the process and communication for you and your group/organization.
There are a variety of volunteer positions – most positions do require that you are able to stand or walk for more than 15 minutes at a time.
About The 500 Festival
The mission of the 500 Festival is to produce life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500 and foster a positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana.
About the 500 Festival
No other singular sporting event in the world has a legacy like the Indianapolis 500. No other event has shaped and defined a city and state and their people like the Indianapolis 500.
The 500 Festival, a not-for-profit volunteer organization, was created in 1957 to organize civic events celebrating the greatest race in the world. Over the past 61 years, the 500 Festival has grown to become one of the largest festivals in the nation.
In 2016, more than 500,000 Hoosiers and visitors participated in festival activities throughout the month of May. Whether they were athletes running the Mini-Marathon, fourth grade students participating in the Education Program, families enjoying the state’s largest festival for kids, or spectators being dazzled by one of the nation’s premier parades, they were there, celebrating the legacy.