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FIA Volunteers Day

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2017 FIA Volunteers Day Resource Page

Announcement

The first FIA Volunteers Day will take place on 12 May, celebrating those who dedicate their time to make motor sport possible around the world. Capitalising on a packed weekend of FIA competition – six headline race events will raise awareness and give thanks to the volunteers who carry out the wide variety of essential roles without which the events would simply not happen.

Throughout the day, the entire motor sport community – from volunteers and officials to fans, drivers and members of the media – are encouraged to join in and show their appreciation on social media. Using the hashtag #FIAVolunteersDay on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, people can share photos and stories of themselves in action on the day connecting motor sport volunteers at all levels from all around the world – from club events to world championships.

“This is an opportunity to embrace the day as an occasion to thank all volunteers who support our events at all levels,” said FIA President, Jean Todt. “It will also promote the positive benefits that they gain from their involvement in motor sport, and help attract new people to get involved.

“It is important for the FIA to give the appropriate recognition and publicity to acknowledge that each volunteer’s commitment is an essential part in ensuring the safety and success of every motor sport event.”

The Spanish FIA Formula One Grand Prix and FIA Formula 2 race, FIA World Touring Car Championship race in Hungary, FIA World Rallycross event in Belgium, FIA Formula E Monaco ePrix and FIA European Truck Racing Championship race in Austria will lead the celebrations, with activities taking place to celebrate the marshals, race officials and medical staff that devote their time with no financial remuneration. 

As well as these celebrations in FIA-organised championships, digital materials and suggestions for celebrating the occasion have been distributed to the FIA’s National Sporting Authorities (ASNs) to ensure that the important message of thanks can reach as many volunteers around the world as possible.

One of the main aims of the day is to encourage new volunteers to the sport, and those interested in registering are advised to contact their local ASN.

Advice for ASNs

To make the most of the inaugural FIA Volunteers Day as an ASN, we advise the following:

  • Issuing a press release to your national database explaining what is happening on the day, how your ASN is taking part and how people can join the celebrations
  • Utilising the materials on this page – create content using the official FIA Volunteers Day Logo online (your website and social media) and in print (flyers, posters, newsletters) to encourage more people to sign up and volunteer with your organisation
  • Engage in the conversation on social media. In the build-up and during 12 May, the FIA’s channels will be encouraging volunteers from around the world to share their pictures and stories using #FIAVolunteersDay
  • Track your success – keep a record of your social media activities and number of new volunteers to help plan for future FIA Volunteers Days

Resources

Below you will find links to resources that can be used copyright-free by FIA ASNs. For futher information, please contact the FIA Volunteers Day team by email: [email protected] 

Click here to download the logo and "I Volunteered" tag line. To download a banner to use for 'family pictures', click here

Below is the promotional video for the 2017 FIA Volunteers Day. You can view it on YouTube, where you can find the embed code to use on your website. Alternatively you can request a copy of the file to show at events by emailing the Volunteers Day Team: [email protected] 

Click here to download the images below for use in promotional materials.

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