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 two weeks 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 we can familiarize you with the event 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
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).