Volunteer With Escape Velocity

Support a unique DC nonprofit organization over Memorial Day Weekend! Recent Harvard Alum, Mandy Sweeney, co-founded Escape Velocity in 2016. Escape Velocity partners with NASA to create a 3-day convention that combines real science with pop culture to engage and inspire learners of all ages.  This event also includes hands-on STEAM activities for kids.  Last year,  3000 people came to the event and we were able to volunteer.  This year, the program will feature over 200 hours of science-meets-sci-fi programming, hands-on kids activities, a film festival, evening parties, a museum gallery, cosplay, and more!

Escape Velocity will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center from May 25 to May 27. We are looking for volunteers to work a  3-hour work shift on Saturday, May 26.  Volunteer duties and shifts will be assigned according to your abilities and interests, and can include: registration, hospitality, security, programming, and so on.  In addition to supporting a great cause, volunteers get SWAG and a two 3-day passes to enjoy the program with a friend. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Can’t volunteer, but still want to go to Escape Velocity? $2 for every ticket purchased will benefit the Harvard Club of Washington. Use code Harvard20 for a special discount on 3-day passes here: https://escapevelocity.events/

Please click the button below to start the registration process. You will be contacted by the event coordinator with specific shift times and additional instructions to complete your registration.  However, there shifts available from 8am to 6pm every day that weekend so if another time would work for you, please let us know! Email communityservice@harvard-dc.org to learn about additional volunteer shifts. 

Click here to start the registration process!


Saturday, 05/26/18 at 10:00am - 1:00pm | iCal


Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront St
National Harbor, MD 20745 USA

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