Rockville Science Day 2019 Volunteer Signup

Thank you for volunteering to assist us with Rockville Science Day 2018. We need help with setup on Saturday afternoon, April 27 and at the event on Sunday, April 28. We welcome your assistance in whichever timeslot or slots work for you. This event may be used for student service learning credit for the Montgomery County Schools. You but you must be at least 16 to volunteer. Please read the notes below and fill out the following to volunteer:

First name:

Last name:

Age group:
High school student (16 and over)Adult

Email address:


Cell phone (to contact you for changes on Saturday or Sunday, 4/21-4/22):

Timeslot(s) you want to volunteer for:
Saturday setup, 4/21, 4:00-6:00pm
Sunday 1st shift, 4/22, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday 2nd shift, 4/22, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Please check if you've volunteered at Science Day before:
I have previously volunteered at Science Day

Anything else we should know? (eg, please let us know if you won't be able to do a complete shift)

Contact information

Name (organization or individual)

Name of contact person


Mail address

Primary phone

Mobile phone, if different

Your Twitter account, if you have one (we are @RockvilleSci)

Your Facebook page, if you have one (we are here)

Exhibit Information

Title of exhibit (50 characters max):

Type of exhibit:

Description (Please write a description as you would like it to appear in the program; ie, as you would like a Science Day visitor to see. You can change this later if needed.)

Names to appear on the program (individual names of people staffing your exhibit):

Target age groups:
5-10 yrs11-19 yrsOver 20 yrs

Space needed and number of tables:

Exhibit preference:

Your passport question (We're creating this year's program as a passport, with questions from each exhibitor that can be answered by visiting your exhibit. Think of an interesting question that might entice a Science Day visitor to visit your exhibit to find out more.)

Special needs:
Running waterDrainageElectricityOther - please specify

Anything else you want us to know?


4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

We will need some help for exhibitors who will be unloading equipment and beginning to set up their areas ahead of time in the small Gym in Physical Education Building. In addition, we must put up Science Day signs throughout the campus. David McGinnis, (301) 461-9680, will be coordinating Saturday setup.


Volunteers must report to the Event Central Tables in the front of the Gym for assignment and training.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

Volunteer training from 10 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.

Helping the exhibitors unload equipment and set up their exhibits.

Placing additional directional and instructional signs all over the campus.

Distributing Programs to other buildings and sites being used for Science Day – Science Center, Theater Arts, the Small Gym, Large Gym, and the Campus Center.

Distributing stickers to all attendees. Volunteers are needed to stand at major entrances of all buildings being used and offer people sticker labels featuring the seal of the Rockville Consortium for Science. We pre-count the number of stickers on a roll, volunteers are given groups stickers, and told to save the empty backings. These empty sheets serve as a guide to a general count of the number of people who attend. Volunteers are encouraged to offer a sticker to anyone they spot on the campus without a sticker.

Substituting for exhibitors as needed. Volunteers should offer to spell an exhibitor for a break as needed. Some volunteers will be assigned to an exhibit for the whole day. It is advisable to learn something about the exhibit if you are going to sit in. The Kiwanis may need help with food sales and distribution.

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.:

Continue with distributing stickers and substituting for exhibitors as described above, until 5pm.

At 5 p.m. the show closes and the volunteers need to assist the exhibitors pack up and get their materials and equipment to their cars.


Rockville Science Day is an event that can be used for student service learning credit for the Montgomery County Schools. Just bring your forms with you and we will process them on site.

Volunteers must register at the information desk in the front of the Physical Education building upon arrival. Ask our volunteer coordinator for assignments. We will provide you with a t-shirt and a name badge.

The Rockville Consortium for Science, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization whose purpose is to promote interest and literacy in science and technology in the Rockville community and beyond. To this end, it is working to establish a science and technology center in Rockville that will be a focus for the community and will also encourage students to follow careers in science.