Not Sure about Volunteering for a Fly-Off? Read our Volunteer FAQ.
How do I volunteer?
It's easy! Just visit our Volunteer Sign-Up page and complete our Google form. We will contact you 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 attend a 60 minute Webinar (held a few days prior to the Fly-Off) and show up to the event 90 minutes early on Fly-Off day.
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 attend our Training Webinar (60 minutes, held a few days prior to the Fly-Off). 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 early on Fly-Off day so that you can learn about the game, help with some set-up and show you where you'll be stationed.
What will I be doing?
We have lots of different jobs that help make the fly-off successful! 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. We will assign the remaining jobs at the Training Webinar (60 minutes, held a few days prior to the Fly-Off) so that everyone will be comfortable with that they will do on Fly-Off day.
What kinds of jobs do volunteers do?
Our needs change a bit depending on the game we're playing, but in general, these are the jobs that we need help with:
Team Check-In- Helps students and teams check in and runs the prize wheel
Swag Station- Redeems tickets for this year's swag and snacks
Display Board Judge- Assesses team posters using our judging sheet
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
Photo Booth- Helps our students shine by running our photo booth
Photographer- Takes candid pictures of our students engaging in aerospace! Agrees to sign a photo release assigning all ownership of the photos to EPIC and our partners.
Remember, you don't need any prior experience to volunteer! We'll train you when you attend our Training Webinar (60 minutes, held a few days prior to the Fly-Off).