Registration is still open! Please use the link below to sign up to volunteer on for HDT via the NASA Rally Sport database: Volunteer Login NASA Rally Sport

Working a rally is a rewarding challenge that’s a lot of fun! You get to see the event up close and get to interact with the drivers and co-drivers. Plan to spend a day outside, and plan to drive your vehicle over smooth dirt roads. We like to provide our workers with goodies like T-Shirts and lunch. Your help is always appreciated by the competitors. There are two primary jobs at all rallies:

Controls & Timing – First time at an event? You should sign up for this.
Everyone starts here first! We’ll train you on what to do.
You will be assigned to a Timing Control Captain who will contact you directly.
You will be working with the time cards, starting rally cars, and timing finishes.
You will be outside in the weather so plan accordingly!
Bring sunscreen and extra clothing.

Communications – Do you have your Amateur Radio License?
You will be assigned to a Communications Captain who will contact you directly.
You will be communicating on the radio net, logging, and keeping track of cars.
You will be in or near your vehicle, and may be physically blocking access.
You will need a good 2m mobile radio with an external antenna.
A backup handheld is always a good idea. “Working Communications in a Nutshell”

Thanks in advance for helping out!

Useful documents for all workers (more documents available upon account log in above):
2019 Volunteer-Specific Schedule – TBD
Glossary of rally terms
Sample Time Cards

We will be providing waters and lunch for all registered volunteers!

At-Home Training for Time Control Workers

Below are the jobs that we needed filled for HDT, with each job followed by the approximate number of volunteers we will need for that position. We have updated this list to include detailed descriptions and “at home training” for most of these jobs (in PDF format). Please take the time to read these documents if you have any questions about positions you may like to volunteer for (please note that any times listed in these example documents are approximate).

BEFORE the event jobs (Friday):
Course Set Up (Banners, Staking and Arrowing) (4-5) ** – Still need!
Technical inspection/Scrutineer (1-3) **
Competitor and/or Volunteer Registration (1-2)
** Requires experience, special skills or special equipment

During the event jobs (Saturday):
Timing ControlsStage Start or Stage Finish Timing (30-40) – Still open!
Main Time (Service Area) Control worker (1-2) – Still open!
Road Blockage (Non-Ham) (minimal number needed)
If you have an Amateur Radio License you can also volunteer for the following positions:
Communications / Amateur Radio Operators (40-50) – Still need!
Start/Finish Amateur Radio Operators (6-8) **
Course Opening Car (0, 00, 000) (2-4) **
EMT (2-3) **
Sweep/Course Closing Vehicle (3) **
Scoring (2-4)**
** Requires experience, special skills or special equipment

Jobs that require pre-event, as well as day of the event effort:
(Most of these will only require additional help on Friday morning/midday before the rally)
Communications Captains (3-4) **
Chief of Communications / Net Control (1) **
Timing Control Captains (6-8) **
Chief of Scoring (1) ** (filled)
Chief of Emergency Services (1) ** (filled)
Competitor Relations Officer (1) **
Service Area Steward (1) **
Course Clean Up (will require post-event effort)
** Requires experience, special skills or special equipment

Registered Media (digital photographers) (plus spotters) (2-4)
(Anyone wishing to request credentials as Registered Media must register and contact the organizers in advance of the rally.  Some of these volunteer positions will be assigned to a designated location for the duration of the event.  Other properly credentialed and registered media would NOT be considered as volunteers at the event.)

Disclaimer: Warning – Motor Sports is A Dangerous Activity! All workers MUST sign the event wavier to receive a wristband, which must be worn for the duration of the event.