Volunteers are welcome at any age
All motorsport events, from Formula 1 grands prix to club-level Hill Climbs, need volunteers to help run them safely and effectively. From pits and paddock to trackside, they do everything from essential administrative work to providing life-saving safety cover.
In general terms, there are none. Volunteers are welcome at any age, although the duties of young people may be limited in certain situations. Those aged between their 11th and 16th birthdays qualify as cadet marshals and though are unable to perform trackside duties can get involved in a host of other interesting roles.
Motorsport offers ‘equal opportunities’ at all levels, although there are a few legal exemptions, including certain competitor disabilities and minimum ages for both competing and officiating.
If you already have special skills – technical, mechanical, rescue, vehicle recovery, medical, first aid or administration – you may wish to use them as a volunteer in motorsport.
What can I volunteer in?
There are plenty of different types of volunteering that is needed to ensure that motorsport can happen as below:
Who should I contact?
Useful contacts include:
- The British Motorsports Marshals Club
- British Rally Marshals Club
- The Scottish Motorsport Marshals Club
- 750 Motor Club
- The Association of British Kart Clubs
- British Racing & Sports Car Club
In fact the majority of local and national motor clubs will be looking for a range of volunteers. Find yours here.