The 6 Dot Dash is an annual 6K race that is organized by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). The goal of the event is to raise funds that are used to support our programs that help blind people live the lives they want.
The NFB is the largest organized group of blind people in the nation. Since 1940, we have been helping blind people live the lives they want through education, advocacy, training, and services, because we know that blindness is not the characteristic that defines blind people or their futures.
The following are the types of volunteering help we will need:
Talking Street Signs: Individuals will be assigned to monitor specific intersections throughout the route, and they will be responsible for calling out directions and upcoming turns to the runners. "Come toward me and take a left...you are doing great." Our talking street signs will serve to direct and motivate the Dot Dash participants.
Finish Line Monitors: Along with cheering the runners/walkers as they cross the finish line, the finish line monitors will ensure that each participant goes through the appropriate chute so that their official times can be recorded.
Water Station Workers: In order to keep our runners/walkers hydrated during the event, we will need dedicated individuals to man the water stations along the route. These individuals will be responsible for filling small cups with water a handing them to the participants as they pass by the water station. They will also be responsible for keeping the water station area clean and litter free.
Food Table: Our gracious sponsors have provided us with pastries and fruit for the attendees. We need individuals to help serve our Dot Dash participants and other attendees.
- People Skills
- Outdoor Recreation
- Food Delivery / Distribution
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 14
- 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- The ability to give verbal directions is a plus!