Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Science Olympiad!

The Regional Tournament was held Saturday, March 18, 2017 on the GVSU Allendale campus. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to you volunteering on Saturday, March 17, 2018.  We are in need of approximately 300 volunteers to help with one of the largest regional tournaments in the nation.

All volunteers will be asked to agree to our assumption of risk at the time of check in.

Volunteers from K-12 Schools and Community (Not GVSU students)

  • In order to have enough volunteers for the tournament, each school needs to provide at least 3 volunteers (other than a coach).
  • Must be 18 or older to volunteer.

Map of GVSU Allendale campus

K-12 Volunteers Register Here

GVSU Student Volunteers - (Qualifies for volunteer hours on Service Tracker)

  • On the form, you will have an opportunity to indicate a specific event or professor you would like to work with.
  • List of events

GVSU Students Register Here


  • Registration deadline was February 22, 2017.
  • Shifts run from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm. You may sign up for part of the day or all day.
  • You will be notified by email of your assignment approximately one to two weeks before the tournament. 


Position may involve:

  • helping with specific events
  • general tasks, such as information booths, check in table attendees, and impound. 

All positions must be filled and are crucial to the success of the tournament.


  • We need to perform a criminal background check to ensure the safety of the youth.
  • You will be asked to give your driver's license number and your consent for the check.

For More Information

Please contact Kathy Agee, ageek@gvsu.edu, (616) 331-3031 or Chelsea Ridge, ridgec@gvsu.edu, (616) 331-3172, if you have any questions.

Page last modified August 22, 2017