Keeneland Concours d’Elegance needs volunteers for 2024. Sign Up Here!

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What makes the Keeneland Concours Special? For the past 20 years, the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance has established itself as a premier Concours by maintaining its high standard of excellence, for the quality of automobiles that are shown, the unique weekend events it hosts, and by the dedication and professionalism the Concours Committee and its many volunteers exhibit year after year.

Why be a Keeneland Concours Volunteer?

  • Opportunity to help the Concours beneficiary: UK Healthcare Kentucky Children’s Hospital
  • Receive free admission to the Saturday Concours
  • Opportunity to enjoy unique automobiles from museums and personal collections
  • Unlimited photo opportunities
  • Opportunity to meet other automotive enthusiasts from around the country
  • Become a valued part of one of Lexington’s most prestigious events
  • Receive a commemorative T-shirt

 

What are the Volunteer Qualifications?

There are many ways in which you may volunteer. Many activities require that you be able to work in the sun or stand for a lengthy amount of time. Your knowledge of and interest in collector automobiles will come in handy, and is mandatory for some positions such as Show Car Placement and Paddock Parking. Every volunteer role requires the ability to be an ambassador for the event and a commitment to ensuring the best experience for our exhibitors and spectators.

All volunteers MUST attend one of two meetings on either Tuesday, July 16th or Wednesday, July 17th at 7:00pm held at the Keeneland Entertainment Center (Keene Barn) where volunteer t-shirts are distributed and assignment details will be given.

Whether you are a returning volunteer or this will be your first time, we hope you will consider becoming a Keeneland Concours d’Elegance Volunteer and help us make our 20th anniversary truly special.

For more information: volunteer@keenelandconcours.com

Volunteer Shifts

Friday 7/19
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturday 7/20
6:00am-10:00am
7:00am-12:00pm
12:00pm-5:00pm
5:00pm-7:00pm

  • Lay out and set up entire show field including car classes, show car circles, pedestrian and show car traffic paths.
  • Placement and installation of all benches, bleachers, tents, barriers, banners, signs, flags, etc.
  • Set up of vendor areas and artist facilities in the entertainment center
Available Shifts

FRI 7/19
12:00pm – 5:00pm

 
  • Lay out and set up Paddock parking area.
  • Pounding stakes, placing and setting up barriers, banners, signs, flags, etc
Available Shifts

FRI 7/19
12:00pm – 5:00pm

 
  • Manage and direct traffic of all show cars on to the show field for placement into their class and position.
  • Ensure all show cars are lined up and parked in their assigned location.
  • Place class signs, banners and flags as needed.
  • Hand off exhibitors and owners to the Class Host and ensure exhibitor experience is as positive as possible
Available Shifts

SAT 7/20
6:00am – 12:00pm

  • Direct car club vehicles, specialty cars and cars of interest in a slow and safe manner from entrance gates to designated Paddock parking areas and specific parking spots based on make, model and/or group.
  • (MUST know makes and models of cars to direct them to proper area)
  • Direct Paddock vehicles in a slow and safe manner to appropriate exit route throughout the day
Available Shifts

SAT 7/20
7:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 5:00pm

 
  • Assigned to a judged class to ensure exhibitors have the best possible experience.
  • Assist car owners and judges as needed throughout the day answering questions and handling any issues.
  • Ensure exhibitors are comfortable and have no issues.
  • Stay with the cars while the owners are at lunch
Available Shifts

SAT 7/20
8:00am – 4:00pm

 
  • All activities related to the venue, guests, and staff as needed.
  • Assist security, medical, and automotive issues as needed.
  • Assist with traffic flow and placement for guests, participants and staff.
  • Manage the Golf Cart program.
  • Layout of venue areas except show field.
  • Coordinate delivery and placement of site property with Keeneland Association.
  • Assist in site tear down and return of rental/borrowed equipment
Available Shifts

SAT 7/20
7:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 5:00pm

 
  • Administer challenge tent, promote donations, collect and account for donated funds throughout the day
Available Shifts

SAT 7/20
7:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 5:00pm

 
  • Answer questions and provide information to spectators, exhibitors, volunteers, etc. on all Concours topics including schedules, events, locations, directions, facilities, services, from assigned station, tent or booth
Available Shifts

SAT 7/20
7:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 5:00pm

 
  • Check-in volunteers, verify or collect signed waivers, distribute T-shirts, direct volunteers to designated work location.
  • Provide volunteers with water & snacks throughout the day.
  • Be available to help in other areas as needed
Available Shifts

SAT 7/20
7:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 5:00pm

 
  • Sell programs from assigned station, tent, entry point or parking lot.
  • Collect and account for cash sales
Available Shifts

SAT 7/20
7:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 5:00pm

 
  • Promote and sell Raffle Tickets for a chance to win the 2023 Porsche Boxster raffle car from assigned station, tent or booth.
  • Collect and account for cash sales
Available Shifts

SAT 7/20
7:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 5:00pm

 
  • Take down, remove, fold up and stack tables, chairs.
  • Remove stakes, barriers, tents, banners, signs, flags, etc.
  • Remove, stack and box signs.
  • Replace barriers and benches.
  • Clean up and remove all trash.
  • Police grounds and ensure all facilities are returned to original condition
Available Shifts

SAT 7/20
5:00pm – 7:00pm

 

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