How to volunteer
What is one of the best ways to become closely involved in motorsport? Become a volunteer!
Motorsport is so much more than just competing and there are many ways to be a part of the action. Many motorsport clubs and event organisers would love to have you become actively involved.
You do not need any previous experience and will be welcomed to our “family’ of volunteers with open arms.
After receiving training and gaining experience, there are often opportunities to be involved at larger, international events such as the New Zealand Supercars round and other high profile events as well as plenty of great local events. Lots of our volunteers travel to Australia and other countries to participate in international events in those countries.
What can you do?
There are many areas you can become involved in at the various events; this depends on your interests and skills.
It is often a good idea to try volunteering in a few different areas to see what you enjoy most. Some of these may seem a bit daunting at first, but you will have people to coach you through the process. Have a look through the Volunteer and Official Roles page. Again, if you’re not sure which best suits you, don’t worry – you can always try more than one.
While you could just show up at an event and offer your assistance, it is recommended that you contact a MotorSport NZ-affiliated member club in your region and express your interest in volunteering with them. Click on the geographic area where you’re interested in offering your assistance and see which clubs are in that area, and simply give them a call. You can also approach motorsport event organisers directly – these can be motorsport clubs, race circuits, or other event organising groups. You can also look through the events calendar for events in your region and contact the organisers.
You can also join the MSNZ Volunteers Register which will help keep you informed about events in your region and training opportunities as a motorsport volunteer marshal or official.
Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us a bit about what you’d like to do and in what region, and one of our team will help point you in the right direction.