Volunteer FAQ

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 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?

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.

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 and 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

  • Photo Booth- Helps our students shine by running our photo booth

Remember, you don't need any prior experience to volunteer! We'll train you when you arrive.

Can't choose? Select "Assign Me as Needed" and we will place you in the area of greatest need.