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.

Welcome to the 2017-2018 Orange County Academic Decathlon season! 

Come celebrate 50 years of academic excellence with (at least) one day of service!

Registering to volunteer is as simple as 1-2-3:

1. Read the volunteer descriptions below and select one that interests you.

2. Click on the appropriate image below for the volunteer role of your choice.

3. Register on our Eventbrite page!



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Want to share our volunteer opportunities? Check out our 2017-2018 OCAD Volunteer Recruitment Flyers below:



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. Interview-JudgeOrientationPacket-Example.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: Speech-JudgeOrientationPacket-2018-Final.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. 

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.   

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 Ron Segundo at 714-966-4316 or rsegundo@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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