Volunteer Info & Sign Up

Calling all DSNMC friends!!

All are welcome and encouraged to volunteer; students and self-advocates included!!

The Step UP for Down Syndrome Walk and fundraiser is on Saturday, October 21st,  and we need several volunteers - parents, teens, self-advocates, and community members to set up and coordinate the event at Falls Road (Hadley's) Park, in Potomac.  This event is outdoors and takes place, rain or shine.

If you are an early riser, we need lots of help beginning at 7:45 am for set up. This includes setting up pop-up tents, tables and chairs; blowing up balloons with a helium tank, and constructing a balloon arch.  We need assistance decorating the walk route with chalk art, and with placing signs and photos along the walk route. Exhibitors may need help carrying items and setting up their tables.

If you love art you may want to volunteer in our craft tent, and help with temporary tattoos.  If making people smile warms your heart, you can volunteer to wear a costume and wave to our guests. 

Following the walk, we need several people to serve pizza to 600+ hungry guests.  If you have an interest in photography, we can use your talents.  Please take a look at our Signup Genius - regardless of your interests, there are ways for everyone to help out!

SSL hours will be awarded to students.  Students, please do not use your MCPS email address when registering, as that address can't receive updates from Sign Up Genius.

Thank you for volunteering with DSNMC - we can't wait to see you at the Walk!

If you have any specific questions, please email Joy Stein at joy@dsnmc.org