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Spend a weekend volunteering at the centre of events

Call for applications still open for volunteers at the Central European Rally. Spots still available for marshals at the Saturday and Sunday stages. Register and apply with an easy-to-use online portal.


From 26th to 29th October, a 1,700-strong international team will be in charge of safety, fairness and controlling procedures throughout the special stages, and at many other locations on the Central European Rally. Interested parties can still avail themselves of the opportunity to register and apply for one of these special and crucial positions and become part of this spectacular new rally event in the heart of Europe. Spots are still free for the routes in Germany and Austria, which will take place on the Saturday and Sunday. That gives volunteers the chance to be at the centre of events for a whole weekend – without the need to use up any vacation days. It is incredibly simple to register your interest in being there to witness thrilling battles between some of the best rally drivers in the world. The registration and application portal is available with user prompts in German (English is also supported), at forms.office.com/e/1BUnhvZHhD.


An initial call in May revealed that many volunteers from across Europe were already really looking forward to getting involved and helping out at the Central European Rally. Planning has now proceeded to an advanced stage, allowing the precise number of volunteers and marshals required to be calculated, and some positions are still vacant. Staffing levels along the route still need to be topped up a little, particularly on Saturday (28th October) and Sunday (29th October). This means that anyone interested now has the chance to take part in this festival of motor racing, without the need to use any weekday vacation entitlement. Your commitment can be flexible, depending on how much time you have to spare and your level of experience. Whether it is for one day or multiple days, as an experienced marshal or a newcomer: anyone with enthusiasm and interest in rally sport, and with basic knowledge of foreign languages (especially English, of course), is welcome to apply.


Range of benefits of volunteers

Support work at the Central European Rally is essentially a volunteer activity, but helpers will not be going home empty-handed. Volunteers working in the many functional areas – including the service park team, crowd control, and the marshals responsible for trackside safety – will be rewarded for their efforts by the organisers. A small daily payment will be augmented by reimbursement of travel costs and food vouchers. And any rally volunteers hoping to catch some of the action when they are not working will also enjoy some perks: each volunteer will receive a ticket for all event days and all special stages, including the service park and start/finish. This allows volunteers to enjoy double the action as they watch the rally stars at the premiere of this brand-new event on the FIA WRC calendar.

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