What the volunteers will not do, it should be pointed out, is work inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday.
“That is one of the things we want to make sure people are aware of – this is not a game-day stadium role,” Daniels said. “This is for all the events and activities leading up to the game.”
And no, volunteers won’t get access to Super Bowl tickets.
The host committee introduced the first five members of its volunteer force – all veterans of volunteering with major sports events here – during a ceremony Wednesday at the Metro Atlanta Chamber offices.
“This will be my third time around,” said Walter Banks, the legendary longtime Braves usher who also helped with Super Bowls here in 1994 and 2000.
People interested in joining the volunteer force can begin the process by applying online at ATLSuperBowl53.com/volunteer/. Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled for the summer, said Lee Hendrickson, the host committee's vice president of community engagement and volunteer programs
“Once interviews are done, we will have a background check to make sure everything is safe and secure and ready to go,” she said.
The committee is seeking “enthusiastic and knowledgeable” volunteers, Daniels said.
Role-specific training for the approved volunteers will be scheduled late in the year.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old when submitting their application, must commit to working a minimum of three shifts ranging from four to six hours each and will receive a custom-designed uniform, which will be unveiled later this year.