This article provides an overview of the Judge volunteer role including expectations, skills required, and recommended training. Judge volunteers evaluate student teams through interviews, review Competition Logbooks, observe on-the-field performance, and present awards as needed.
Judges can play many roles depending on the assignment:
Wear comfortable team-neutral clothing appropriate for a school related event, closed toe shoes, and a Judge or volunteer shirt (if provided).
Judge training begins early! Check with your Judge Advisor, Event Partner, or Volunteer Coordinator for reporting time. Sign in at Volunteer Check-in, then report to the Judge Advisor.
On-site training will be provided by the Judge Advisor. Confirm your reporting time in advance and plan to arrive early.
Most or all supplies will be provided by the Event Partner or Judge Advisor, but you may wish to bring a clipboard, pen or pencil, and paper for note taking. Many events provide food and beverages for volunteers, but you may want to bring water, snacks, and a lunch.
There are diverse roles within the Judge volunteer position, both technical and non-technical. The Judge Advisor will assign you where you are best suited and will share the related processes with you.