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Want to see the Detroit Grand Prix up close? Here’s your chance


The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix is almost upon us.  An event like this doesn’t just happen though. It depends on many people, including volunteers.

You can be one.

imagesThe Detroit Grand Prix Association (DGPA), the official volunteer organization of the Grand Prix, is still looking for 100 more volunteers. The DGPA needs to fill several positions, but most needed are circuit marshals. These volunteers are in charge of the flow of both pedestrians and vehicle traffic adjacent to the Belle Isle track. Other volunteers will manage traffic within the venue including race team and support vehicles.

Your day will begin between 6:30 am-7:00 am and last until 7:00 pm, with volunteers divided into two overlapping shifts of approximately 7 ½ hours each throughout race weekend.

The volunteer training session and the membership to the DGPA will run you $15.00.  Membership, however, has its privileges as they say.  Members receive a volunteer uniform, hat, race weekend credentials, lunch every day, a DGPA patch, lapel pin and certificate of appreciation after all is said and done.  There is even a party for members so they can relax, blow off steam and swap stories from race weekend.

The goal of 1,100 volunteers is quickly being met.  Any hard working and dedicated individuals who want to be part of the workforce for one of Detroit’s most popular events should get moving.

To become a volunteer for the 2014 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix visit, or contact Hannah Deacon with Volunteer Services at or (313) 748-1801.

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