Currently, we are volunteering our time to serve the race fans at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. We are invited by Chicagoland Speedway to assist them with various guest services such as the lost-and-found program, race fan transportation, chaplaincy support, and other functions for their guests and employees. With over 50,000 guests at the speedway during each race weekend, this is no easy task. Volunteers are truly the lifeblood of this ministry!
That’s why we have adopted the widely-used plan known as S.I.T.E.S. as our guiding volunteer strategy tool.
Spiritual Needs, Information Needs, Trauma needs, Entertainment needs and Service needs.
The National Fellowship of Raceway Ministries (NFRM), which WCRM is a member of, developed the S.I.T.E.S. Plan a few years ago and many Raceway Ministry groups across the country use this to serve the race track and fans. In its brief history WCRM has already made great strides and the future is incredibly bright, but there is still more ministry to do and more volunteers are needed!
The leadership team and volunteers of WCRM are fully dedicated, and passionately sold out, to the mission of serving the race fans at Chicagoland Speedway in a Christ-like manner. Whatever your Spiritual Gifts are or professional background is, WCRM needs you! The following are areas in which you could possibly serve and assist WCRM in our mission to bring the love of God to the local auto racing community:
Spiritual Needs Team
The Spiritual Needs Team is responsible for Chapel services, on-site evangelism, compassion, and counseling services.
The Information Team creates and distributes WCRM brochures and driver faith cards, assists with website development, as well as helps the speedway with Fan Guide distribution.
Trauma Support Team
Please note that the Trauma Team is not involved with providing EMT or any kind of medical support; rather, the Trauma Team is provides action, words and support during times of crisis.
The Entertainment Team manages race weekend motorsports merchandise give-aways, provides children entertainment and family-oriented concerts, as well as schedules race weekend show car displays.
The Services Team assists Chicagoland Speedway with their lost-and-found program, track worker support services, race fan transportation, infield RV convenience center, and special events.
The Operations Team is responsible for ordering, scheduling, and deploying all physical assets in conjunction with all other crew chiefs. They handle the A/V equipment, transportation, tents, generators, tables / chairs, signage, communications equipment, as well as on site setup and takedown.
The Hospitality Team is responsible for securing and cooking/baking all food and beverage for WCRM volunteers during race weekends, as well as managing the cookie ministry.
The Benevolent Team is responsible for planning and executing non-race weekend outreach services such as clothing drives for the needy, Thanksgiving and Christmas-oriented outreach events, and other services that reach out to our community.
The Financial Team develops ministry budgets, maintains a donor base, updates financial records, and disperses benevolent funds.
Ministry Communications Team:
The Ministry Communications Team is responsible for the public relations and marketing initiatives of WCRM. This team manages the official website, develops press releases and story ideas for media placement, serves as the spokespeople for WCRM, as well as develops advertising and creative pieces to promote the ministry.