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1,300+ volunteers needed for NFL Draft in Nashville

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 11:39:18-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — More help is needed to help with one of the biggest events to head to Music City.

The NFL Draft is expected to bring in about 300,000 people for the event from April 25 to April 27, which does not include the crowd coming in for the marathon.

The draft is looking to fill nearly 1,400 volunteer positions to help with a variety of activities from interactive games to registering fans to a mobile pass.

"We need about 1,350 volunteers," Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp Executive Vice President Deana Ivey said. "A big part of it is helping people register for the fan mobile pass which is how you go around to different things."

Anyone 18 or older can volunteer, and must register for at least two shifts through the three-day event. If anyone registers for three or more shifts, volunteers are entered for a chance to win NFL Draft merchandise. Volunteers will receive a hat, shirt, jacket and food.

As of Wednesday afternoon, there were 130 spots available.

"It's not just about tourism but it's about the look and image of the city and how we portray ourselves to the world," Ivey said. "They're [NFL] paying for a lot of staff, a lot of vendors, a lot of contractors, and they're spending a lot of money in this city but volunteers, people want to be a part of it."

For other details and how to register, click on this link.