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Volunteer with us!

Want to be a part of the exciting events happening at Derby Downs? We are always looking for energetic, dedicated individuals who are willing to volunteer for our many events. There are several ways to get involved! View or download our full calendar of volunteer opportunities and let us know which events interest you.  

Make this a group volunteer effort by bringing along friends and family! 

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     2019 Volunteer Registration Opens December 2018!

Gravity Racing Challenge | May 2019

The GRC Competition challenges teams of school children to build a Soap Box Derby racing car using a standard kit and a set of rules. Teams build cars using parts (floorboard, steering, braking, axles, wheels, etc.) and compete in education races around the country against other school teams.

Registration Now Open! Click here to register now


Race Week | July 14-20

Each July, Soap Box Derby Champions from around the globe earn a trip to Akron, Ohio to compete in the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby. We host a week of fun-filled events for Champs and their families culminating in the annual running of the World Championship Soap Box Derby. 

Join in on the fun and volunteer for any number of events throughout the week. It is truly a one of a kind experience! Take a look through our volunteer position descriptions to help you find the best fit for you. 

Registration Now Open! Click here to register now


General Interest

Be the first to know when volunteer registrations open! Sign up for our general interest database to be notified as soon as future volunteer opportunities become available.

Register to Volunteer 

Looking to Join a Committee?

Apply to be a member of the A-Team and Racing Commission!

If you're interested, email us at Elections are held annually in October. All existing Racing Commission members running for re-election must notify the Nominating Committee of their intentions before October 1.


If you have any questions, please check out our FAQ section. If you don't find your answer there, please contact Heather Morrow, Director of Operation at  330.733.8723 ext. 20 or