2020 Volunteer Information Available This Spring

Volunteer Roles

The volunteer positions and responsibilities are listed below:

Volunteer Infield Parking

  • Located outside (Infield parking lot and around perimeter of parking path, at walk tunnel and placed along path)
  • Directing cars towards volunteer parking lot
  • Directing volunteers to walk tunnel, once parked
  • At shift change, directing cars back out the way they came in
  • Signage will also be placed for volunteers to follow during the daylight hours.

Volunteer Check-in Table

  • Located in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion
  • Register all volunteers throughout the day
  • Direct to onsite training
  • Distribute lanyards (volunteers, VIP)
  • Provide hospitality/general information instructions

Traffic Controllers

  • Located outside (along path, at the cross walk and throughout lots)
  • Direct bus traffic from entrance gate to bus parking lot
  • Direct bus/car and pedestrian traffic as people cross street from walk tunnel, ensure safety for pedestrians
  • Direct volunteer car traffic towards gate 6, volunteer car entrance
  • Direct buses towards exit
  • Volunteers will be stationed at many points along the bus and car traffic route
  • Volunteers will be outside for this role and standing for long periods of time


Bus and School Check-In

  • Located outside (the bus parking lot)
  • Ask what school and check off on clipboard
  • Bus number by order they arrive (not by school or district)
  • Provide printed bus number to driver AND one for the teacher
  • Guide bus towards lot
  • General bus traffic support

Bus Parking

  • Located outside (bus parking lots)
  • Direct (help) buses park in appropriate rows
  • Encourage buses to stay
  • Direct the bus drivers to the bus driver station inside
  • Guide/Funnel students walking to the flagged off entrance path
  • Remind teachers to tell students what bus number to get back on


Welcome/Greeter Team

  • Located inside and outside (student entrance and walkway)
  • Welcome students, enthusiastic cheerleaders, holding inspirational signage
  • Once students have arrived, engage with students at hands-on experiences, encourage participation


Student Exiting and Snacks

  • Located inside (student walkway)
  • Guide students towards their teacher or exit,
  • Help gather students on walkie-talkie or going to get students
  • Oversee/distribute afternoon snacks,
  • Replenish/set up afternoon snacks as needed,
  • Remind students to drop passport in the box (empty box as needed)
  • Provide security



Questions?  Contact Cindy Kicinski at cindyk@jaindy.org!

Information Desk

  • Located inside the Blue Ribbon Pavilion or the Champions Pavilion
  • Be knowledgeable on: Maps, exit help, lost and found


Safety & Security

  • Located inside the Blue Ribbon Pavilion or the Champions Pavilion
  • Welcome people
  • Monitors entrances, exits, bathrooms, doors
  • Engage with students, encourage participation


Volunteer Hospitality

  • Located inside the Blue Ribbon Pavilion or Champions Pavilion hospitality room
  • Set up room
  • Prepare tables and chairs
  • Clean up room
  • Monitor and replenish water, coffee, and all snacks (alert JA if running low on food, snacks, drinks)


Bus Hospitality

  • Located inside the Blue Ribbon Pavilion
  • Set up room
  • Prepare tables and chairs
  • Clean up room
  • Monitor and replenish water, snacks (alert JA if running low on food, snacks, drinks)
Volunteers Comments from 2019

“The most valuable part of JA JobSpark was hearing one of the students say, ‘I’m living my dream right now!’”

“I feel like I was able to point the kids in a direction they may not have been aware of before JA JobSpark.”

“The most valuable part of JA JobSpark is seeing the kids excitement and enthusiasm as they learned about my profession.”

“The person to person interaction and activities. 8th grade is a good point of time to talk with students to prepare them for upcoming education and life.”

“Meeting kids that were actually interested in our field of work and getting to explain to them how they can one day do what I do was a very cool experience.”



Volunteer Comments from 2018

Watching the smiles and optimism radiating from the faces of the young students was great. Students were excited to be there and asked lots of questions while showing a great deal of respect.


I truly enjoyed seeing all the kid’s faces light up as they interacted with all the great employers.


I love that the kids have the opportunity to explore the areas they are interested in and spend more time there. It is tons of fun watching the amazement on their faces and trying to answer their unpredictable questions.


the most valuable part of JA JobSpark was connecting with the students and letting them know they can be anything they want to be!


I think it is a really great program to put on for students so they could see the types of jobs people have. I wish I would have had something like this when I was in 8th grade.


Contact Cindy Kicinski at cindyk@jaindy.org.