Not Sure about Volunteering? Read our Volunteer FAQ.
How do I volunteer?
It's easy! Just visit our Volunteer Sigh-Up page and complete our Google form. We will contact you one week prior to the Fly-Off with details of the event. Please note:
no STEM background or experience is necessary
any adults with no affiliation to a competing team are appreciated
you must show up to the event 90 minutes prior to the fly-off to be trained
If you're having difficulty signing up through our Google form, please contact us and we'll get you signed up!
What experience do I need?
No experience (STEM or otherwise) is necessary. We will get you up to speed when you arrive. You just need to be an adult, age 21 or older, who does not have an affiliation with any of our competing teams.
When do I show up?
We ask our volunteers to arrive 90 minutes prior to the Fly-Off so that we can familiarize you with the event and show you what you'll be doing.
What will I be doing?
Volunteer jobs will largely be assigned when you check in on the day of the Fly-Off. If you have a preference, please let us know on the volunteer sign-up form and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
What kinds of jobs do volunteers do?
Depending on the game, our needs change, but in general, these are the jobs that we need help with:
Team Check-In- Helps students and teams check in; runs the prize wheel
Visual Display- Assesses team visual displays
Airplane Inspection- Assesses that airplanes meet this year's design requirements
Flight Circle- Organizes and runs the flight circle
Scorekeeper- Enters and tracks team scores
Level-Up Verification- Verifies team packets to help teams earn game advantages
Photographer- Takes pictures of the event; Must be willing to use your own digital camera and share the photos with us; Agrees to release ownership rights to any photos taken
Can't choose? Select "Assign Me as Needed" and we will place you in the area of greatest need.