Minnesota’s Super Bowl LII Volunteers Needed (No Pay)
The Super Bowl is coming to Minneapolis in 2018, and they're looking for thousands of volunteers to donate their time for free, while the NFL makes a ton of dollars.
It's the most-watched television event of the year, and for every eye on the TV, every hot dog sold, and every ticket sold - the NFL makes money. The NFL is a 'for profit' business, so how can they possibly ask for volunteers?
Here's the kicker...there's the Super Bowl LII Host Committee, a non-profit organization created specifically for handling non-paid volunteers for the big game in Minnesota next year. Legally the NFL can't have volunteers because they're all about profits. If you're wondering who some of the people are behind this committee? Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, Mark Wilf, Governor Mark Dayton, just to name a few.
If you are fine with working for billionaires for no pay, then here's the details of this free job:
- You need to be able to commit to three or more shifts during Super Bowl LII week.
- Willing to be flexible and help in all areas.
- You get a Volunteer Uniform Kit, including jacket, polo, and backpack.
- You don't have any access inside U.S. Bank Stadium.
- Must be 18 years old.
- You must commit to a minimum of three shifts. Shifts range from 4-6 hours in length from January 27th - February 5th, 2018.
If this all excites you then go to the MNSuperbowl.com website and get on their email list. They'll notify you of the application process and interview dates that start in the fall of 2017. There's mandatory orientation and mandatory training in both the fall and dates closer to the Super Bowl.
I get it, it's about being part of Super Bowl history. I'm just fine being part of this history by living in Minnesota when it's hosted here, and watching it live from my sofa in Minnesota. If the Vikings are in it, I might just go to the game!