PHOENIX - Thousands of volunteers are needed to help out with events taking place throughout the Valley for Super Bowl LVII.
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee said in a news release on July 18 that 5,000 people are needed to help out at airports, hotels, and other events before and after the big game at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.
"Volunteers are so important because they're ambassadors not only for the Super Bowl, but ambassadors for the whole Valley," said Goodyear City Councilmember Wally Campbell, who has already signed up to volunteer.
The volunteer program, TEAM AZ, is expected to begin in early August. Those who sign up will help direct visitors on where to go and what to do, from golf to food and more.
"They wanted to know where you sign up for golf, where’s the best place to eat, how to get an Uber, what is the next Super Bowl activity," said Campbell.
"Having hosted the Super Bowl three times previously, Arizonans are well versed in how to welcome visitors and fans and help them enjoy their time here," said Jay Parry, president and CEO of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. "Creating a positive experience for guests is a top priority, and TEAM AZ will be at the forefront of making that happen. Plus, it’s a great opportunity for locals to be in on the action of Super Bowl festivities."
Those interested in volunteering must be at least 18 years old and go through a formal application process, including background checks. Volunteers will be required to work three shifts, ranging from four-to-six hours each.
A kickoff event, as well as mandatory training, will be held. Volunteers will also receive a jacket, polo shirt, and hat.
For Campbell, she admits volunteering is hard work, but also exciting and rewarding to play a part in Super Bowl history.
"I never really saw the game, but I said I was a part of it, and it was just so spectacular. Something to tell my grandkids," said Campbell.
If you are interested in volunteering, visit http://www.azsuperbowl.com/volunteer/ to apply.
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Super Bowl LVII will be played on Feb. 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ. (Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee)