For Volunteers

Welcome to the Volunteers page!  Do you enjoy working with kids?  Want to see some great ideas from Chicago's future innovators and entrepreneurs?  We'd love to have you volunteer with us!

We are looking for volunteers for the following opportunities:
  • Invention Judges  
    • Evaluate student inventions based on a set of criteria
    • Provide objective feedback for student inventions
    • Consult with judging team to rank student inventions
  • Check In
    • Assisting with student and volunteer check-in
    • Directing students to appropriate set-up locations
    • Directing volunteers to appropriate locations
  • Imagination Stations
    • Conduct science and innovation activities with students
    • Interact and have fun with students
    • Stamp Imagination Station “Passports”
  • Scoring
    • Recording student scores
    • Determining award winning inventions
  • General Event
    • Ensure students are at their invention during their assigned judging time
    • Make announcements to notify participants when a new judging group is starting
    • Help attendees with directions, general questions, and timeline of event
    • Interview participants about their inventions

Sound like fun?  Fill out a Volunteer Sign-Up Form and get more information about volunteering with us. 

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