The Autism Society Central Virginia (ASCV) is looking for volunteers for our Car Parade Celebration on August 1st! The Car Parade Celebration is the culmination of the AuSome 54-Day Challenge, and features packet pickup, cheer zones, food vendors, a Drive-Through Resource Fair, and much more! This is the perfect opportunity to earn some volunteer hours or give back to a great organization!
The ASCV will be taking precautions to keep our volunteers, participants, sponsors, and community members safe in the time of COVID, including requiring volunteers to wear masks and practice social distancing guidelines.
Saturday, August 1, 2020
8:00am to 12:00pm
The Parks at Stony Point
9020 Stony Point Pkwy
Richmond, VA 23235
Setup for the day begins at 6:00am, with volunteer shift start times range from 6:00am to 11:30am. Volunteers can sign up for a shift and still leave plenty of time to enjoy the parade! Volunteers will be asked to arrive shortly before the shift starts to receive a t-shirt, a map of the area, and instructions for the tasks.
Volunteer Roles Available:
Route Guides are responsible for guiding cars on the Parade route to pick up packets, drive through the cheer zone, pick up awards and incentives, visit the drive-through Resource Fair, and visit the food vendor area.
Volunteers will receive a map marked with their individual route location from the Volunteer Check-in Booth.
Volunteer Check-In volunteers are responsible for checking-in volunteers as they arrive and directing them to their various locations around the event. They will ensure volunteers have signed a waiver, received their map, and have their task instructions.
Vendor Check-In volunteers are responsible for checking-in Resource Fair vendors and sponsors, helping direct them to their table or tent, and helping unload as needed.
Packet Pickup volunteers are responsible for assisting participants in the drive-through pick-up of t-shirts, medals, and other items and ensuring they receive the correct items.
Awards & Incentives Pickup
Awards & Incentives Pickup volunteers are responsible for assisting participants in the drive-through pick-up of race awards, fundraising awards, and incentive items and ensuring participants receive the correct items.
On-Site Floaters are responsible for assisting the ASCV staff and volunteers throughout the area by bringing water, checking in, or running items from group to group. Floaters should bring their own bicycle in order to navigate the Parade Area quickly and safely. Helmet required.
Set Up volunteers are responsible for assisting with setting up tables, chairs, and tablecloths, as well as hanging banners and placing signs on the route prior to packet pickup and the car parade.
Clean Up volunteers are responsible for helping clean up the event, including breaking down tables, chairs, signage, banners, and anything else brought to the site.
The AuSome 54-Day Challenge
The AuSome 54-Day Challenge is an interactive virtual event that takes place from June 8 to July 31, 2020. Participants register for one of several distance events—from 5K to 162 miles—and have 54 days to reach their distance goal, in honor of the 1 in 54 individuals diagnosed with autism. Funds raised by the Challenge support the ASCV’s programming. The AuSome 54-Day Challenge was created as the ASCV pivoted our 5K & Family Fun Day event, now in its 18th year and typically held in May, to maintain participant safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To sign up for volunteering, or for more information on shifts and times of each task, please click the button below: