Earth Day Volunteers

Information about volunteering for Earth Day!

Page updated on Mar 28, 2018 at 3:50 PM

Are You Interested in Volunteering for Earth Day 2018?

As a thank you, all Volunteers will receive an Earth Day t-shirt!

Take a look at the opportunities listed below and then visit alexandriava.gov/Volunteer to connect to the City of Alexandria volunteer site and complete a Volunteer Application for the job and shift you prefer (scroll to the "Special Events Earth Day" opportunities listed on page two). Final assignments and instructions will be sent via email in mid-April.


Anticipated Schedule of Volunteer Needs

Earth Day Set Up Volunteers

  • Job Description:  Set up tables and chairs for Exhibitors and Vendors.  Distribute supplies and other event information to Exhibitors.  Assist in showing them to their assigned tables/location.  Includes some heavy lifting of tables/chairs and boxed items.
  • 8 volunteers ( 8 total)
  • 7 -10 a.m.

Bike Valet

  • Help Earth Day attendees find parking for their bike. Watch the bikes in the "bike corral"
  • One volunteer per hour ( 4 total)
  • 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

Bike Valet set-up

  • Set up the racks for the Bike Valet, and place the signage
  • Two volunteers (2 total)
  • 9:30-10 a.m.

Bike Valet clean-up

  • Remove the racks for the Bike Valet, and pick up the signage
  • Two volunteers (2 total)
  • 2-2:30 p.m.

Meet and Greet

  • Nobody should come to the event without being made welcome, given literature, and helped to find their way around.  Hand out maps and provide site-specific information.  Respond to vendor questions and needs as well as the event attendees.
  • Three volunteers per shift (6 total)
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Refuse Collection  (previously Recycling Volunteers)

  • Man the trash, recycling, and composting stations. Help attendees put the right item in the right container. Assist with pulling full bags and transporting them to the appropriate truck for recovery.  Some heavy lifting may be involved.
  • Four volunteers per hour (16 total)
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Earth Day Traffic Flow Attendants

  • Direct traffic to approved parking areas.
  • Two volunteers per hour (8 total)
  • 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

Earth Day Event Break-Down Volunteers

  • Breakdown tables and chairs, placing in stacks for pick up.  Assist Exhibitors break down their exhibits and load their vehicles.  Collect signage.  Some heavy lifting may be involved.
  • Twelve volunteers (12 total)
  • 2  p.m.-4 p.m.
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