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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.

 2024 OCAD Competition


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​Volunteer Flyer​

Speech & Interview Competition

Saturday, January 27, 2024 at Tustin High School 

  • ​Speech or Interview Judge: ​8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Objective Testing & Super Quiz

Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Westminster High School 

  • Test Proctor: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Super Quiz Proctor: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

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 interviews will be done in person. All judges will attend a brief orientation on Zoom in the 1-2 weeks leading up to the event.

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 the guidelines and scoring forms provided.  Speeches will be judged in person. All judges will attend a brief orientation on Zoom in the 1-2 weeks leading up to the event. 

Test Proctor  - As a Test Proctor, you will be teamed up with another community member to administer multiple-choice tests to a classroom of 30-35 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 event.​

Super Quiz Proctor - As a Super Quiz Proctor, you will monitor and encourage a team of students in a lively competitive event in a gymnasium, including verifying student participation, distributing and collecting test materials. 

Volunteers should be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate.

It is very important that all volunteers arrive promptly on co​mpetition 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.

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