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BPA’s Regional Science Bowl (held at the University of Portland campus) runs on volunteer power! 

We need close to 200 volunteers to make this event happen each year – the sign up link will be posted here by November 1, 2017.

BPA’s 2017 Regional Science Bowl will accept volunteer online registrations November 1st – December 2nd, 2016.

  • Middle School event: Saturday, February 4, 2017
  • High School event: Saturday, February 11, 2017

Not sure what types of positions are available? 

Before the event we have Friday Night Set Up!  It only takes a few hours and dinner is included!  4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

We will have the following shifts available on event day: Morning 7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Partial Day 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and All Day 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (includes final competition and help tear down competition rooms and put materials on rolling carts.)

We need Judge/Timekeepers (setting/resetting buzzer lights, use stopwatch to monitor time during competition, collaborate and make judgements during competitions), Moderators (read questions during team competitions, keep the competitions moving along, make the tough calls when teams interrupt, blurt out answers and reign in disruptions from the audience), Scorekeepers (fill out scoreboard during team competitions), Clean up crew (light housekeeping, nothing major!), Door holders, Runners (typically staffed by kids age 9 years and up is preferred – running scores from competition rooms to score room), Registration/Team Check in table, Score room (data entry of scores into system), Set up crew, Greeters, Team lunch cooler monitor (label and watch over the team lunch coolers while they compete), Volunteer room monitors (checking in volunteers, passing out volunteer gear), Catering monitor for three buildings (making sure we receive the food we have ordered) and Team t-shirt/bag distribution.

Training provided for Judge/Timekeepers, Moderators and Scorekeepers. We will have multiple training sessions in Portland and Vancouver during the month of January 2017.

If you have questions, please contact Science Bowl Coordinator, Heather Bain hlbain@bpa.gov 

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