Volunteer Opportunities

Prior to the Day of the NCSEF

Scientific Review Committee (SRC)/Institutional Review Board (IRB) Member
Contact: SRC Co-Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., UNC.

This Committee focuses on the review of students' research projects for safety issues and compliance with the ISEF rules and regulations prior to the fair. Scientists, engineers, medical professionals, veterinarians, psychologists, counselors, STEM teachers, and school administrators are needed; graduate students and post-docs are welcome. The Committee works to improve all SRC/IRB processes and forms during the early winter. In February and March, it meets on approximately 5 Saturday mornings for 2-4 hours each meeting to conduct the SRC reviews of all student research projects for compliance with ISEF rules and regulations.
To serve on the SRC, please email SRC Co-Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Day of the NCSEF
Sign up as a volunteer for the 2020 NCSEF!

Display and Safety Reviewers (D&S Reviewers)
(3 – 3.5 Hour Slots: Friday 3:30 - 7:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturday from 7:00 am - 9:30 am)
This team of volunteers will use a one-page checklist to review students' project set-up for compliance with all rules and regulations. Prior training is provided through a 30-minute recorded webinar in advance of the competition and on-site training review.
The Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will contact you via email with information about the training.

Check In Assistants (2/3.5 Hour Slots: Friday 3 pm -5 pm or 4:30 – 8:00pm and Saturday 7 am to 9:30 am, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, and 1:00 – 4:00pm)
Will help check in students, sell t-shirts and lunch tickets, collect Passport to STEM student tickets and provide fair information to participants and guests. Please note if you have experience as a cashier as this will help in the shirt and meal ticket sales.

Awards Ceremony (4.5 Hour Slot: Saturday Afternoon 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
Under the guidance of this Award Ceremony Director, individuals are needed to set up the awards for the ceremonies and handout the awards during each ceremony.

Awards Preparation (5 Hour Slots: Saturday Afternoon 12:00pm – 5:00 pm)
Under the guidance of this Committee Co-chairs, individuals are needed to enter the student names into the computer system, print certificates, and organize certificates/awards for each Awards Ceremony. One individual will courier awards information and materials from the Awards Preparation room to the Awards Ceremony

 Awards Runners (4 Hour Slot: Saturday Afternoon 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Under the guidance of the Award Chair and Judging Chair, individuals are needed to courier awards between the judging rooms and awards room.

 General Volunteer (Varying Time Slot Lengths: Friday 2 pm - 7 pm and Saturday between 7 am - 6 pm)
This is among the most needed volunteer on the days of the NCSEF. You may sign up for one or several of the volunteer roles listed below:

    • Room set up on Friday afternoon
    • Sort t-shirts
    • Assist in the project unloading zone
    • Information Desk
    • Assistants for the Fair Director and Judging Coordinators
    • Monitors on Friday and Saturday to be sure the students research projects are secure and to assist with any issues that develop in the project display area
    • Hall Guides on Saturday to direct participants and their families to where they need to be
    • Program distribution at the Awards Ceremony
    • Assist awards photographer