Ventura County’s Premier Academic Competitions Seek Volunteers
Volunteers Needed for Science Fair, Mock Trial, Academic Decathlon and Robotics Competitions

Ventura County students have a long, proud tradition of excellence in local, state and national academic competitions. This is only possible through the strong commitment and partnership of our local volunteers. On average, more than 400 volunteer judges are needed to support the 2,500 students that annually participate in Ventura County Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial, Science Fair and VEX Robotics competitions. These high profile competitions are coordinated by the Ventura County Office of Education and provide hands-on learning experiences that go beyond what’s taught in the classroom. Many Ventura County participants have advanced to state and national levels of these competitions.

Unless indicated below, no special training is required to volunteer. Anyone interested in volunteering is invited to register online using the provided links.

VEX Robotics
Location: VCOE Conference & Educational Services Center in Camarillo
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM - Inspectors, referees, field reset people, on deck managers and award judges
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Academic Decathlon
Location: Pacifica High School in Oxnard
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: • 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM - Speech and Interview judges and test proctors
• 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Super Quiz proctors
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Mock Trial
Location: Ventura County Superior Court in Ventura
Date: Monday, February 27 to Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM - Scoring attorneys (law degree required)
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Science Fair
Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Judges with science background
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About the Ventura County Office of Education
The Ventura County Office of Education provides a broad array of fiscal, training and technology support services to local school districts, helping to maintain and improve lifelong educational opportunities for children, educators and community members. VCOE also operates schools that serve students with severe disabilities and behavioral issues, provides career education courses, and coordinates countywide academic competitions including Mock Trial and the Ventura County Science Fair. Learn more at: