While volunteering as a race official or worker already gets you behind the scenes and into the action, SFR also offers a number of programs to help make your volunteering experience better. From recognition to financial support, we appreciate the significant contributions of our worker corps and reward you for your service.
Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP)
All members earn twenty points per day for volunteer participation in region-supported events (which include both Club AND Pro Events). These points can be spent on club merchandise, gas cards and registering for the annual SFR awards banquet, registration for NORPAC Convention or SCCA National Convention (one point equals one dollar). Some crews may have activities (training) that are recognized with bonus points which apply only to the VIP program.
SCCA National offers a program that reduces your membership dues when you volunteer at Regional and National SCCA sanctioned events. Record the days you work at SCCA.com and receive tiered discounts on your dues automatically.
Additionally, volunteers who support 51% or more of the SFR club racing (non-pro) days in a season will be reimbursed by SFR for the part of their membership dues that National does not cover making your membership 100% free!
Volunteer Recognition Program (Jackets)
Effective 2020, Volunteers who support 70% or more of all SFR-staffed racing (club & pro) days are recognized as Dedicated Workers. First year achievers receive a special jacket, patch and year bar. Repeaters get year bars to add to their jacket. Chiefs distribute volunteer patches and year bars near the beginning of the year to those who have earned them.
Annual Award Dinner
This end-of-season affair is a time to celebrate the race season with awards and recognition for workers and drivers. Food and drink are served along with a slideshow recapping the year.
Volunteer Referral Program
This program is a thank you to club members who refer a new volunteer. If your referral signs up as a Region volunteer and works at least two days during the season, you will receive a $50 gas card as a THANK YOU for building the SFR family! Simply email referral information (name, contact information, and reason for referring the person) to the Region Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
DRAFT Card – Free testing or race entry for volunteering
The DRAFT program allows an SCCA driver to earn credit for race entries or test days by volunteering as a race official in any specialty: Flagging, Tech, Timing, Grid, or Worker Transport. A driver earns credit depending on the number of hours worked.
To participate in the program, the driver contacts a volunteer chief and arranges to volunteer. After working, the Chief will give the driver an official DRAFT card with the hours worked signed off. He/she can work Regionals, Nationals, or Pro weekends.
One full, validated card is equal to four full days worked. One card equals $150 towards an SFR race entry or one-half day of testing.
Two completed cards equal $300 towards an SFR race entry or one full test day. Minimum credit is one full DRAFT card.
To redeem DRAFT cards for race entry, contact Nan at the Region Office: email@example.com or 530-934-4455.