Volunteer Information

Orange County Academic Decathlon (OCAD) needs your support.

Do you want to help hard-working and dedicated students achieve their scholastic goals? Do you want to utilize your personal and professional skills in a fast-paced and engaging volunteer opportunity?

This premiere academic competition for high school students relies heavily on community members volunteering their time, professionalism, and care to serve as judges and proctors for its event season.

The 2020 OCAD season is coming soon! Do you want to support our 500+ students as a judge or proctor?

Check out our opportunities. Register for (at least) one day of service. Share our flyers with your peers!

2020 Volunteer Sign-up Information Coming Soon! 

Volunteer role descriptions:

Interview Judge - As an Interview Judge, you will be placed on a team with two to three other community members to interview students (similar to a job interview) and evaluate their answers using the guidelines and scoring forms provided. All judges attend a brief orientation on the morning of the event. Sample Interview Orientation Packet: In process of updating. 


Volunteer What to Expect Flyer-Day1.pdf

Speech Judge - As a Speech Judge, you will be placed on a team with two to three other community members to listen to students present speeches and evaluate them using guidelines and scoring forms provided.  All judges attend a brief orientation on the morning of the event. Sample Speech Orientation Packet


Volunteer What to Expect Flyer-Day1.pdf

Test Proctor - As a Test Proctor, you will be teamed up with another community member to administer multiple-choice tests to a classroom of 30 students, monitor test room conduct, and distribute/collect testing materials.  Proctors must be objective and professional, able to clearly read directions aloud, and follow specific testing procedures.  All proctors will attend a brief orientation on the morning of the even. 

Volunteer What to Expect Flyer-Day2.pdf

Super Quiz Proctor - As a Super Quiz Proctor, you will monitor 3 students from an assigned team and score their answer sheets according to the correct answers displayed on the screen.  Super Quiz is a public event in which 20+ teams compete in front of a live audience in a high school gym.  A brief orientation will be provided prior to the event. 

Volunteer What to Expect Flyer-SuperQuizRelay.pdf  

Volunteers should be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate. Parents who volunteer will not be placed in the same area as their child. Registered volunteers will be emailed an information packet and map two weeks prior to the event.  

It is very important that all volunteers arrive promptly on competition day. If a volunteer becomes unavailable, it is critical that OCAD staff be contacted to avoid incomplete judging teams. A missing volunteer can delay the start of the competition.

For additional information, please contact Kristin Rigby at 714-966-4435 or krigby@ocde.us  

The Orange County Academic Decathlon is sponsored by OCAD Association (a non-profit 501c3 organization) and is coordinated by the Orange County Department of Education.   

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