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Race Packet Assembly

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 25, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Let's show Amazon how it's done. Join the race packet assembly team for the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run. Help assemble race packets and sort t-shirts, bibs and goodies. Some lifting required.

This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.
If under 14, contact susanne.mason@howard-autism.org.

NOTE: You will complete the HCAS Volunteer Application during the online registration process and receive an automated confirmation by email.

Need 6 volunteers - Great opportunity for a group!

The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run hosts over 700 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

Need more info? Contact Susanne Mason at susanne.mason@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

Location

HCAS
9770 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

Packet Pick-up #1 - 9/26/21

September 26, 2021

Details

Let's build some buzz for the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run. Help registered participants collect their t-shirts, bibs and other goodies so they're ready to make #EveryStepCount and be #AutismStrongMD on October 2 and beyond. Some lifting required.

This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.
If under 14, contact susanne.mason@howard-autism.org.

NOTE: You will complete the HCAS Volunteer Application during the online registration process and receive an automated confirmation by email.

Sunday, September 26 from 1:00-3:00pm
HCAS parking lot, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD

Need 3 volunteers

The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run hosts over 700 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

Need more info? Contact Susanne Mason at susanne.mason@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

Location

HCAS
9770 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

Packet Pickup #2 - 9/30/21

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 30, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Let's build some buzz for the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run. Help registered participants collect their t-shirts, bibs and other goodies so they're ready to make #EveryStepCount and be #AutismStrongMD on October 2 and beyond. Some lifting required.

This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.
If under 14, contact susanne.mason@howard-autism.org.

NOTE: You will complete the HCAS Volunteer Application during the online registration process and receive an automated confirmation by email.

Thursday, September 30 from 5:00 to 8:00pm
Feet First in the Hickory Ridge Village Center, 5305 Village Center Drive, #110, Columbia, MD

Need 3 volunteers

The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run hosts over 700 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

Need more info? Contact Susanne Mason at susanne.mason@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

Location

Feet First
5305 Village Center Drive, #110
Columbia, MD 21044

Load-out at HCAS Office - 10/1/2021

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 1, 2021

Details

Everything's better with a truck. The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run is no exception.

On Friday, October 1, help HCAS staff prepare for the event by packing up supplies and equipment and loading the truck with signage, t-shirts (event and volunteer), race packets, boxes of food, cases of water, Grab 'n Go bags, etc. Lifting required.

This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.

NOTE: You will complete the HCAS Volunteer Application during the online registration process and receive an automated confirmation by email.

Need 4 volunteers

The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run hosts over 700 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

Need more info? Contact Susanne Mason at susanne.mason@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

Location

HCAS
9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 308
Columbia, MD 21046

Event Day Tasks

Volunteer Liaison

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

Details

Many hands make light work at the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run from 9:00AM-Noon. More than 100 volunteers help us at this event. As the Volunteer Liaison, check in volunteers when they arrive. Help them select a volunteer t-shirt and connect with the volunteer lead for their task or find their work station. Before they leave, record their hours, collect their t-shirt, process their service hour paperwork, and learn about their volunteer experience.

This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.

NOTE: You will complete the HCAS Volunteer Application during the online registration process and receive an automated confirmation by email.

Need 3 volunteers

The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run hosts over 700 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

Need more info? Contact Susanne Mason at susanne.mason@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

Location

Centennial Park
10000 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Event Day Setup

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Set us up for success at the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run from 9:00AM-Noon. Tasks include setting up tables and chairs, unloading equipment and supplies, moving equipment and supplies to different areas in the event village, setting up stations (registration, check-in, refreshments, Start/Finish, etc.). Lifting required.

This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.

NOTE: You will complete the HCAS Volunteer Application during the online registration process and receive an automated confirmation by email.

Need 8 volunteers

The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run hosts over 700 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

Need more info? Contact Susanne Mason at susanne.mason@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

Location

Centennial Park
10000 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Event Day Traffic and Parking

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Practice your traffic cop dance moves at the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run from 9:00AM-Noon. Direct drivers (volunteers, exhibitors, participants) where to park before the event. Parking will be located on the south side of Centennial Park, with overflow parking at Columbia Presbyterian Church across Rt. 108. On-site training and safety equipment (vests, flags, etc.) will be provided.

This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.

NOTE: You will complete the HCAS Volunteer Application during the online registration process and receive an automated confirmation by email.

Need 8 volunteers

The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run hosts over 700 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

Need more info? Contact Susanne Mason at susanne.mason@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

Location

Centennial Park
10000 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
Ellicott City, MD 21042

On-site Registration

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

Details

Not everyone gets to it ahead of time. Help participants register at the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run from 9:00AM-Noon. Volunteers will process day-of registrations online on the event website or off-line with paper forms. Volunteers need experience registering on a laptop, tablet or smartphone. Registration will be open until 15 minutes before Start time. Volunteers will coordinate with Check-in and T-shirt Runners to distribute race packets (t-shirts and bibs).

This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.

NOTE: You will complete the HCAS Volunteer Application during the online registration process and receive an automated confirmation by email.

Need 4 volunteers - Great opportunity for a group!

The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run hosts over 700 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

Need more info? Contact Susanne Mason at susanne.mason@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

Location

Centennial Park
10000 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Event Day Check-in

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Shirts, bibs and shoes required at the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run from 9:00AM-Noon. Help pre-registered participants check-in and collect their race packet (bib and t-shirt) the morning of the event. Assist on-site registration volunteers and t-shirt runners with day-of registrants.

This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.

NOTE: You will complete the HCAS Volunteer Application during the online registration process and receive an automated confirmation by email.

Need 4 volunteers

The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run hosts over 700 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

Need more info? Contact Susanne Mason at susanne.mason@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

Location

Centennial Park
10000 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
Ellicott City, MD 21042

T-shirt Runners

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

Details

Spark the hottest race-day fashion trend at the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run from 9:00AM-Noon. Sort and fetch T-shirts and race bibs during check-in and on-site registration. Coordinate with volunteers at check-in and on-site registration to deliver race packets to participants. Some lifting may be required.

This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.
If under 14, contact susanne.mason@howard-autism.org.

NOTE: You will complete the HCAS Volunteer Application during the online registration process and receive an automated confirmation by email.

Need 3 volunteers

The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run hosts over 700 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

Need more info? Contact Susanne Mason at susanne.mason@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

Location

Centennial Park
10000 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Refreshments

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Put a smile on everyone's face at the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run from 9:00AM-Noon. Keep the refreshments table stocked with snacks and other refreshments for the early-shift volunteers and staff. Help runners and walkers refuel by handing out Grab 'n Go goodie bags, water and other treats at the Finish line. Lifting required.

This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.
If under 14, contact susanne.mason@howard-autism.org.

NOTE: You will complete the HCAS Volunteer Application during the online registration process and receive an automated confirmation by email.

Need 4 volunteers

The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run hosts over 700 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

Need more info? Contact Susanne Mason at susanne.mason@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

Location

Centennial Park
10000 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Race Route Guides

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

Details

Lend a guiding hand with a cheer and a wave at the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run from 9:00AM-Noon. Direct walk/run participants on the race route, take down distance/direction/sponsor signs, and clean up along the Walk/5K Run course. Volunteers must be able to walk 3 miles and stand for at least an hour until runners and walkers have finished the course.

This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.
If under 14, contact susanne.mason@howard-autism.org.

NOTE: You will complete the HCAS Volunteer Application during the online registration process and receive an automated confirmation by email.

Need 20 volunteers - Great opportunity for a group!

The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run hosts over 700 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

Need more info? Contact Susanne Mason at susanne.mason@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

Location

Centennial Park
10000 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Water Stop

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Helm the hydration station at the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run from 9:00AM-Noon. Set up the water stop, hand out water, and clean up trash along the Walk/5K Run course. Some lifting required. Volunteers must be able to walk ~3 miles and stand for at least an hour until runners and walkers have finished the course.

This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.
If under 14, contact susanne.mason@howard-autism.org.

NOTE: You will complete the HCAS Volunteer Application during the online registration process and receive an automated confirmation by email.

Need 4 volunteers

The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run hosts over 700 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

Need more info? Contact Susanne Mason at susanne.mason@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

Location

Centennial Park
10000 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Event Cleanup

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

Details

And you thought the event ends when the last participant crosses the finish line. Help us clean up and leave no trace at the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run from 9:00AM-Noon. Help pack up the registration/refreshment/exhibitor areas, collect signage, fold up tables/chairs, load equipment/supplies, and collect trash. Lifting required.

This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.
If under 14, contact susanne.mason@howard-autism.org.

NOTE: You will complete the HCAS Volunteer Application during the online registration process and receive an automated confirmation by email.

Need 8 volunteers - Great opportunity for a group!

The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run hosts over 700 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

Need more info? Contact Susanne Mason at susanne.mason@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

Location

Centennial Park
10000 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Race Timer Assistant

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

Details

Time is of the essence, especially for 5K runners who want to post a PR! Help the race timer at the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run enter on-site registrations before the starting gun goes off. Volunteers will coordinate with volunteers at on-site registration and the race timer. Volunteers need experience entering data on a laptop, tablet or smartphone. Registration will be open until 15 minutes before Start time at 10AM.

This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.

NOTE: You will complete the HCAS Volunteer Application during the online registration process and receive an automated confirmation by email.

Need 2 volunteers

The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run hosts over 700 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

Need more info? Contact Susanne Mason at susanne.mason@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

Location

Centennial Park
10000 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Day-After Tasks

Load-in at HCAS Office - 10/3/21

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 3, 2021

Details

Clean-up never ends. And it doesn't end at noon at the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run. Help HCAS staff the day after the event, on Sunday, October 3, unload equipment and supplies and put the items into storage at the HCAS office. Lifting required.

This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.

NOTE: You will complete HCAS Volunteer Application during the online registration process and receive an automated confirmation by email.

Need 4 volunteers

The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run hosts over 700 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

Need more info? Contact Susanne Mason at susanne.mason@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

Location

HCAS
9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 308
Columbia, MD 21046

Other Tasks

Event Village Concierge

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

Details

Bring your cheer to event village concierge services at the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run from 9:00AM-Noon. Help participants find check-in, on-site registration and the Start line. Assist participants of all ages during the entertainment provided by circus performers, artists and costumed characters.

This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.

NOTE: You will complete the HCAS Volunteer Application during the online registration process and receive an automated confirmation by email.

Need 2 volunteers

The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run hosts over 700 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

Need more info? Contact Susanne Mason at susanne.mason@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

Location

Centennial Park
10000 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
Ellicott City, MD 21042

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