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Join the Team Behind the Teams


You don't have to be a high school student to be part of the Academic Decathlon community. All over the country, people volunteer to help make our events possible.



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We're grateful to have such active volunteers, alumni and non-alumni alike, supporting the program.

We depend on volunteers to fill roles including, but not limited to:

  • Judging speeches
  • Interviewing students
  • Reading essays
  • Proctoring Super Quiz™ (as shown in the photo)
  • Setting up venues
  • Guiding students
  • Reaching out to the media

To find out how you can get involved at an event near you, please contact your state director. We're grateful to have such active volunteers, alumni and non-alumni alike, supporting the program; your enthusiasm is infectious for staff and students alike.

2020 USAD Nationals Volunteers Needed

The 2020 United States Academic Decathlon Nationals will take place April 29–May 2 at the Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska. More than 600 students from the United States, China and United Kingdom will compete. Approximately 300 volunteers are needed for this extraordinary event. This academic competition would not be possible without the involvement of community members serving as proctors, judges and various other roles. Training is provided for all volunteer positions.


Click here for more information and to volunteer.