Join the Science Bowl Volunteer Team!
We are now actively recruiting for volunteers for the 2021 Science Bowl events. If you are interested in volunteering, please read the role descriptions carefully as the roles have been modified for this year’s virtual competition. Depending on the number of teams and the number of volunteers that sign up, some roles may be combined. Virtual Volunteer Training will be provided for each role as roles are assigned. Volunteers MUST attend at least one virtual training prior to the competition date.
Volunteer Role Descriptions & Requirements
This role requires prior Science Bowl experience. The Moderator must be able to read the questions clearly and carefully. The Moderator is the person responsible for controlling each match. It is important that the Moderator is very familiar with how the game is played and must be well versed in all of the competition rules. It is, therefore, extremely important that you review the rules well in advance of the actual event. They must also ensure they conduct themselves in a manner that is equitable for all participants and demonstrate a demeanor that is appropriate for a formal academic competition. They must also maintain control of the room at all times. As the Time Keeper, you will keep the official time after each question is read. You will need a timer readily accessible during each round. Moderators cannot be affiliated with any participating school or student.
Your primary duty as a Science Bowl Question Judge includes ensuring all competition rules are followed and the competition questions are being read and answered accurately. We prefer this role to be filled by a professional in one of the Science, Technology, Engineering or Math fields. The Question Judge cannot be affiliated with any participating school or student. See the competition rules.
Chat Box Scorer
Your primary duty as a Chat Box Scorer includes ensuring the accurate score for each question is entered into the Zoom Chat Box for the students, coaches and volunteers in the match to see. The Chat Box Scorer will need to be focused on listening for and typing the correct score after each question and then typing in the total score after for each round.
Your primary duty as a Official Scorekeeper is to accurately award points and record the competition score. The scorekeeper will need to add quickly and accurately. The Scorekeeper will be provided a Google Document link to enter all scores during the match. The Google Document will be linked to a master document that will collect scores from every team, so please be sure that you can access and effectively use Google Documents as the Official Scorekeeper role.
Your primary duties as a Science Bowl Recognizer include watching the screen while the questions are being read, calling out the name of the first student to raise their hand, and alerting the group if no answer is given. The Recognizer will also ensure that no one comes into the student’s rooms once the competition rounds have started, as well as ensure each competition follows the schedule and the competition rules are followed to ensure a fair competition for all.
Student Volunteer Requirements
High School Students may volunteer for the Science Bowl. However, there are a limited number of volunteer roles available for students. In addition, students must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer unless they are accompanied by an adult who is volunteering as well.