HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE?
Minimum age requirement to volunteer for the Virginia Science Festival is 15 years old.
WHAT PERKS ARE INCLUDED FOR VOLUNTEERS?
All volunteers of the Virginia Science festival have guaranteed access to attend the various exhibits whenever you’re not working, experience to enhance your resume or college application, and meals will be provided for every shift that you work.
AM I EXPECTED TO COMPLETE TITLE IX TRAINING IF I HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED?
No, if you’ve previously completed Title IX there is no need complete again.
WILL THERE BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE TITLE IX ONLINE?
The Title IX training will be sent to your e-mail. You will need to sign the volunteer agreement confirming that you have taken the training.
WHY DO WE HAVE TO BE ON SITE SO EARLY?
Because we want to make sure you are checked in, answer any last minute questions or concerns, and working before we open the general public.
AM I PERMITTED TO EXPLORE THE FESTIVAL?
Yes, you are permitted to explore, but we ask that you do that on your break or after you’ve concluded your shift.
CAN I SIGN-UP MY STUDENT ORGANIZATION?
Absolutely! We encourage you to involve your student organization(s).
AM I ALLOWED TO SWITCH VOLUNTEER ROLES?
Yes, and all changes should be made by September 24th and confirmed by the Volunteer Coordinator.
ONCE I SUBMIT A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION, DO I AUTOMATICALLY BECOME A VOLUNTEER?
Submitting a volunteer application does not guarantee specific volunteer job position. In most cases, you will receive an email from the Volunteer Coordinator within 24-48 hours to confirm requested volunteer job position, time, and any other necessary information before becoming active.
WHAT IF I’M UNABLE TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE SHIFT & POSITION I SIGNED UP FOR?
Please contact a Festival Coordinator as soon as possible and let them know of the update.
ARE VOLUNTEER SHIFTS AVAILABLE?
Yes, we have them in 4-hour shifts.
WHAT KIND OF TIME COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED OF FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS?
Time commitments vary according to each volunteer and their needs, so we ask that volunteers commit to at least 4-hours.
WILL LUNCH BE PROVIDED?
Yes, a free meal will be provided for every shift that you work.
WHO DO I CONTACT IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES?
In the case of a real emergency call 911.
WHAT DO I DO IF I SEE SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS?
Contact a Festival Leader.
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