Opportunity Title
Best Buddies Friendship Walk
Great for
Accessible to those with special needs (Cognitive)
Adult Group
College Students
Corporations
Disabled
Family-Friendly
Groups
Individuals
Is this a VET Opportunity?
No
Is this a VFC Team Captain Opportunity/Training?
No
Volunteer Service Event Type
VolunteerFest
Project Description

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the number one 5k (3 miles) walk in the country raising awareness and funds to support inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). A walk with us, you can expect to dance, laugh, smile and make a new friend. It will be one big party! But the best part? You'll be supporting your local Best Buddies programs dedicated to one-to-one friendships, leadership development, and integrated job opportunities for individuals with IDD. Every walk is the chance to show our communities how far we've come. It's also the perfect way to celebrate the abilities and uniqueness within of us all. On Saturday, October 20th, we are looking for volunteers to help with set up registration, activities and take down.  We will need volunteers to arrive between 6 am and 7 am and stay with us until 12 pm.  The Friendship Walk will take place on the National Mall at the corner of 3rd St SW and Madison Dr. NW. Washington, DC. 

 

Opportunity Type
One Time
Start Date    
10/20/2018
Start Time
06:00 AM
End Time
12:00 PM
Opportunity Location
Outdoor
City
Washington
State
District of Columbia
Zip code
20004
Mission Areas/Types
Advocacy & Human Rights
Disabilities
Employment
Mentoring Services
Max number of Volunteers
200
Available Spaces
190
Minimum Number of Volunteers
50
# Registered
10
Geographic Location
Washington DC
Parking Available?
No
Metro Accessible?
Yes
Minimum Age?
15
Additional information

 BECOME A VOLUNTEER TEAM LEADER. Looking to do a little more?  Leaders will have an active role in the planning of the Friendship Walk. We will expect leaders to participate in at least two conference calls leading up to the event, attend 1 kickoff event, and arrive at the Friendship Walk with Best Buddies staff before other volunteers arrive.

 

 
Language Requirements
None
Weather Plans
Continue in light rain?
Yes
Continue in heavy rain?
Yes
Required/Suggested Attire
Comfortable, Closed toe shoes- sneakers