General Volunteers

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Volunteers are needed to help out in a wide range of areas at the competition, including helping in the office, entering data, helping with registration, and other fun and easy tasks. **See complete list below.

Most shifts require standing and walking, but none involve heavy lifting. No experience is necessary for any of the shifts unless indicated. All volunteers should be friendly and comfortable working in a fairly fast-paced environment.

Parents, relatives, teachers of students competing, and K-12 students are not allowed to volunteer in Restricted Areas due to potential conflicts of interest.



Dates Volunteers are Needed for North Central Regional JSHS (HS Paper Competition) - 


 Help Desk

Answer questions, give directions, process financial transactions, and reprint name badges. Close attention to detail required.

Student/Adult Registration/Check-In

Hand out name badges and registration bags and answer questions.

Judge Registration / Check-In (restricted)

Hand out judge badges and judge packets and answer questions.

Presentation Room Moderating

Introduce student presenters, keep time for student presenters, stop the presentation when time runs out, and announce that time is up for judge questions. Must be comfortable speaking in front of a small audience and calling time.

Hall Monitoring

Monitor outside of presentation rooms to ensure that people are quiet in the halls during paper presentations. Must feel comfortable telling people to keep quiet during the presentations.

Late afternoon, or late evening Data Entry [Adult Volunteer Restricted Area] 

Enter student scores to the database. Must have close attention to detail, good computer skills, and be able to enter numerical data quickly and accurately.

Meal Ticket Monitors

Check badges for students and adults to ensure they are registered for events and activities. Must feel comfortable telling people they are not able to participate without their badge.



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