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2021 USAD Virtual Nationals
Volunteer Information

The 2021 United States Academic Decathlon Virtual Nationals will take place April 28–May 1. More than 600 students compete. Approximately 150 volunteers are needed for this extraordinary event. This academic competition would not be possible without the involvement of community members serving as judges. Training is provided for all volunteer positions. Thank you for your support!
 
Available Volunteer Positions
 
INTERVIEW JUDGE: Wednesday, April 28, 3–7 p.m. CDT. As a judge, you will be paired with 1–2 other judges to ask students a series of questions in an interview via Zoom and score them using a rubric. Must be 20 years of age or older to volunteer for this position.
 
SPEECH JUDGE: Thursday, April 29, 3–7 p.m. CDT. As a judge, you will be paired with 1–2 other judges and use a rubric to score students' prepared and impromptu oral speeches via Zoom. Must be 20 years of age or older to volunteer for this position.
 
SPEECH TIMER: Thursday, April 29, 3–7 p.m. CDT. You will keep time for prepared and impromptu speeches via Zoom. This position is open to volunteers high school age and older.

*Training will be provided for all volunteer positions on Tuesday April 27, 2021.

Speech training 3:30–5 p.m. CDT
Speech timer training 4:30–5 p.m. CDT
Interview training 5:30–6 p.m. CDT


Please complete the Volunteer Form to indicate your availability. Details and directions will be sent to you. Thank you for volunteering to assist at the 2021 USAD Virtual Nationals.

View the 2021 USAD Virtual Nationals Detailed Schedule
 
Interview Judge: (coming soon)
 
Speech Judge: (coming soon)
 
Speech Timer: (coming soon)
 
If you have a question or need assistance, please contact Dr. Jolene Teske at statedirector@iowaacdec.org or 515.689.4864.