Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Science Olympiad!

The Regional Tournament will be held Saturday, March 20, 2021 as a virtual tournament with only a few in-person build events due to the current state of the pandemic

Please check back next year as we will be in need of approximately 300 volunteers to help with the face-to-face tournament which is 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 registration.

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.
  • If you would like to be paired with another individual, please indicate so. 


GVSU Students Register Here

Volunteer Flier

K-12 Schools and Community Volunteers

(Non-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.


Community Volunteers Registration is Currently Closed

Map of GVSU Allendale campus


  • Virtual tournament: Pending volunteer needs determination. Registration deadline is TBD 2021. Volunteer needs for the virtual tournament will be less than our in-person tournament.
  • In-person tournament: Shifts run from 7:30 am until 4:30 p.m. 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 msor12@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-2267, if you have any questions.