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FIA Volunteers Weekend

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2018 FIA Volunteers Weekend Resource Page

Announcement

The 2018 FIA Volunteers Weekend will take place on 19-20 May, celebrating those who dedicate their time to make motor sport possible around the world. Capitalising on a busy weekend of FIA competition, five race events will raise awareness and give thanks to the volunteers who carry out the wide variety of essential roles without which motor sport would simply not happen.

Throughout the weekend, 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 #FIAVolunteersWeekend on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, people can share photos and stories of themselves in action over the two days, connecting motor sport volunteers at all levels from all around the world - from club events to world championships.

“Volunteers are the unsung heroes of motor sport. Without them, quite simply, we would not be able to go racing,” said FIA President, Jean Todt. “It is important for the FIA to recognise their vital contribution, and the occasion of the Volunteers Weekend shines the spotlight on their hard work and dedication to ensuring the safety and success of events the world over.

“This is also an opportunity to promote the positive benefits that volunteers gain from their involvement, and help attract new people to motor sport.”

The FIA World Rally Championship event in Portugal, the Berlin round of the FIA Formula E Championship, the FIA World Touring Car Cup race in The Netherlands, the FIA Historic & FIA International Hill Climb Cup event in Slovakia and the Czech Republic round of the FIA Electric and New Energy & FIA Central Rally Trophy 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. 

In addition, other championships taking place the weekend prior will contribute to the conversation.

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 Weekend 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 FIA Volunteers Weekend as an ASN, we advise the following:

  • Issuing a press release to your national database explaining what is happening on the Weekend, 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 Weekend 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 19-20 May, the FIA’s channels will be encouraging volunteers from around the world to share their pictures and stories using #FIAVolunteersWeekend
  • Track your success – keep a record of your social media activities and number of new volunteers to help plan for future FIA Volunteers Weekends

Resources

Below you will find links to resources that can be used copyright-free by FIA ASNs. For further information, please contact the FIA Volunteers Weekend 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 2018 FIA Volunteers Weekend. 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 Weekend Team: [email protected] 

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

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