USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Wanted: Volunteers for the Expo!

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Volunteers will be an essential part in making the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo on the National Mall and surrounding areas a success.
Please sign up now if you would like to help. Assignments vary, and are designed to work with your schedule: sign up for one shift on one day, or for multiple shifts throughout both days.

Please note: You must attend a volunteer training session in the afternoon of Sunday, October 17. The training session will be held on the National Mall from 2-3:30pm for those of you who will be assigned to working on the National Mall. For those of you who will be assigned to working in the Wilson Plaza/Penn Ave. section of the Expo, the training session will be held from 4-5:30pm in Wilson Plaza. You will be notified in due time. Training will be held rain or shine. If you are unavailable at that time, you must participate in a conference call the week of October 18- date and time TBD.

As a volunteer, you receive our undying gratitude, a Festival T-shirt, and the satisfaction that you helped make the biggest celebration of science in the US a huge success!

Please read descriptions below. Click here to sign-up

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Number of Volunteers needed: 100
When: Saturday, October 23, 6am-10am
What: Help exhibitors transport items from their drop-off location to their booths; help hang banners or provide other assistance as needed
Profile: Must be able to lift and carry heavy boxes and/or operate hand-trucks
Sign up here!

Strong Guys and Gals needed for Exhibitor Move-out Sunday evening
Number of Volunteers needed: 100
When: Sunday, October 24, 5:30-6:30pm
What: Help exhibitors take down signage, carry items from booths to vehicles, assist with breakdown as needed
Sign up here!

Friday evening Move-in Assitants Needed
Number of Volunteers Needed: 25
When: Friday Evening October 22, 5:30-10:30pm
What: Assist with monitoring traffic in/out of National Mall at 4th Street & Penn. Ave, assist with exhibitor set-up as needed
Sign up here!

Smiling Faces needed for Information Booths
Number of volunteers needed: 44 per day (4 per shift for the 5 info booths plus 2 per shift for the T-shirt stand)
When: 4-hour shifts throughout Saturday and Sunday, October 23 and 24, Volunteer Circle10am-5:30pm
Shift 1: 9:45am-1:45pm
Shift 2: 1:30pm-5:30pm
What: Provide general Expo information to attendees; hand out maps, answer questions etc. – this is a fun job if you are a people-person!
Sign up here!

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Number of volunteers needed: 200 per day (100 per shift)
When: 4-hour shifts throughout Saturday and Sunday, October 23 and 24, 10am-5:30pm
Shift 1: 9:45am-1:45pm
Shift 2: 1:30pm-5:30pm
What: Stationed throughout the Expo grounds and at shuttle bus stops, Ambassadors will provide general info to Expo-goers, hand out maps, and direct people to nearest restrooms, medical tent or info booth for more information
Sign up here!

Assistant Stage Managers Needed
Number of Volunteers Needed: 16 (1 per stage per shift)
When: 4-hour shifts throughout Saturday and Sunday, October 23 and 24, 10am-5:30pm
Shift 1: 9:45-1:45
Shift 2: 1:30pm-5:30pm
What: Assist Stage Manager, assist performers with set-up, assist with crowd control
Sign up here!

Additional Volunteer Opportunities: You CAN do the Rubiks Cube
The You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube Team is in need of 10 volunteers to help with the preliminary tournament on Wednesday, October 20 and/or Thursday, October 21, 2-8pm.
Where: National Electronics Museum, 1745 West Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD. 21090

You Can Do the Rubik’s Cube is also looking for 6 volunteers (3 per day) to help at their booth- you do not need to know how to solve the Rubik’s Cube to help. Click here to sign up.

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