General Volunteers

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.

New in 2015, volunteers will sign up for timeslots when they are available and preferred duties instead of specific shifts. Our Volunteer Coordinator will try to get you your top choice, but based on how many people volunteer you might end up working in your second or third choice area.

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

Friday, 3/20
Saturday, 3/21
Sunday, 3/22
Monday, 3/23

Shifts and Duties

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

Registration/Check-In
Hand out name badges and registration bags and answer questions.

Display & Safety
 Overseeing the inspection of each project to ensure compliance with all Intel ISEF Display and Safety regulations. Of particular importance are:

  1. Size limitations.
  2. Safety regulations.
  3. Regulations for public viewing.
  4. Display of required forms.

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.

Judge Form Management and Organization [Restricted Area]
Separate judge scoresheets from comment sheets, alphabetize papers, give directions to judges, and walk judge forms back to the office for data entry.

Data Entry [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.

Student Packet Handout
Hand out alphabetized student packets and manage lines of students.

Workshop, Exhibit Door, and 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.

Nightly Activity Moderating
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.

Dance Chaperone
Monitor the student dance from 9pm-12am on Saturday night.

Pool Monitor [Teachers Only]
Monitor the pool for safety of students. Must be a teacher who has undergone a background check by employer and who is trained in First Aid.