Volunteers

Welcome Arizona Academic Decathlon Volunteers

Each and every Arizona Academic Decathlon competition needs approximately 200 volunteers to help make it a success. Training is provided on-site for all volunteer shifts, but you can also review the training material in advance. A meal is provided for most volunteer shifts.

Numerous volunteer opportunities are available at all local competition levels: scrimmagesregional, and state:

  • Essay Judges:Each student authors an essay based on an assigned prompt. Judges read and score the essays against a defined rubric. Essay judging occurs online in the two weeks leading up to the on-site competition.
  • Interview Judges:A panel of three judges conducts a seven-minute professional interview with each student. Judges score students against a defined rubric.
  • Speech Judges:Each student delivers a four-minute prepared speech and a two-minute impromptu speech to a panel of three judges. Judges score students against a defined rubric.
  • Speech Timers:Timers keep official time for the students’ impromptu and prepared speeches.
  • Test Proctors:Test proctors preside over a classroom of students taking a series of standardized tests.
  • Super Quiz Proctors:Proctors administer this exciting quiz-show-style event, which is open to the public.

Volunteer Schedules

Interview and Speech volunteers are needed on the Friday afternoon & evening of each competition. Test Proctors are needed on Saturday morning, and Super Quiz Proctors are needed from mid-day on Saturday.

Contact Us

For further questions about volunteering, please contact Anne Edelstein or call 602-263-5335.

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