VOLUNTEER

Hosting an event such as the 2022 NCAA® Final Four requires a deep lineup of dedicated, friendly volunteers. NCAA Final Four volunteers are the first and often most important touchpoint for visitors. While volunteers are not needed inside the game venue, they ensure off-court events run smoothly and help New Orleans make a great impression on hundreds of thousands of visitors.

The NCAA and the New Orleans Local Organizing Committee estimate a need for approximately 4,000 volunteers to successfully host the 2022 NCAA Final Four and events. Volunteers must be able to commit to three (3), four-hour shifts between April 1-4, 2022.

As planning continues surrounding the April events, volunteer opportunities will be announced at a later date. If you are interested in receiving the most up-to-date information on volunteer opportunities, it is highly recommended to register below.

Volunteer Roles

Sixth Man Squad

Sometimes things come up and volunteers are unable to complete a shift they sign up for, this is where you come in. You will need to be ready to go at a moments notice, our Sixth Man Squad will need to be familiar with all the different volunteer roles and be willing to fill in wherever needed. This group of volunteers will serve as alternates for Fan Fest, Information Centers, March Madness Music Fest, New Orleans Street Team and the Volunteer HQ. If you would like to be considered for a Sixth Man Squad role, please complete the form HERE.

Volunteer HQ

The Volunteer Headquarters will be the central hub of all volunteer activity. This is where most of the volunteers will check in for their shift, meet with their Point Guards and deploy to their location. The Volunteer HQ will also be the home to the volunteer hotline and Sixth Man Squad.

New Orleans Street Team

Assist Final Four fans with directions, event information and clear bags. Using the street team playbook and your own knowledge, work your way through your designated zone and help direct fans. The most important responsibility of the street team volunteers is to inform fans about the clear bag policy at the Final Four as well as distribution to fans who need bags to get into Final Four events. Street Team volunteers may also be asked to assist with crowd control/direction as people walk to and from the Final Four games.

Volunteers will be in the heart of the action in downtown New Orleans.

Tip-off Tailgate

The Final Four's Tip-Off Tailgate has vendors, food and drinks and other activities to entertain visitors. Our volunteers will have a variety of roles at this event. Specifically, volunteers will be asked help answer fans questions, get their waivers signed, assist with on the court activations, and hand out clear bags for fans entering the stadium.  

Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One

The NCAA Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One® will feature a sports wonderland of interactive games, special celebrity and athlete appearances, autograph signings, and much more! The Morial Convention Center will transform into a dream world for sport enthusiasts of all ages. Volunteers will greet attendees, assist with the waiver stations, answer any questions guests have, and help with some of the interactive games.

Final Four Dribble presented by Buick

Youth ages 18 and under are invited to participate in this unique parade and FREE Final Four event, joining thousands of fans dribbling their way through the heart of downtown New Orleans.  You'll help spread the joy of basketball to hundreds of area youth.  In partnership with Buick, you'll help check off registrations, hand out shirts, basketballs, and cheer on the dribblers throughout the course.

March Madness Music Festival

Imagine three days of live music in the heart of New Orleans. That is just what you’ll find at the March Madness Music Festival presented by the NCAA Corporate Champions and Partners. Volunteers will greet attendees as they enter Woldenberg Park and assist with answering questions and directing fans to appropriate place

Volunteer Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old at the time of application.

  • Must complete and pass background check.

  • Must attend one (1) volunteer Training.

  • Must Complete three (3), four-hour shifts between April 1-4, 2022

Note: All courtesy car volunteer drivers must be at least 25 years of age and provide their motor vehicle record.

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