Being that The University of Pittsburgh is a local sponsor of Intel ISEF, the Society for Science and the Public has been in contact with me and has expressed an urgent need for interpreters. Although this is a science and engineering competition, volunteers do NOT need technical expertise. They simply need basic competency in English--and their native tongue, naturally--in order to help the student participants communicate with English-speaking judges. There is an especially great need for volunteer interpreters on project judging day, which is Wednesday, May 13.
Please see the following message for more information. You may also find a list of the languages needed (EXCEL) as well as a volunteer recruitment flyer (PDF).
A short video highlighting volunteer opportunities at Intel ISEF can be found at:
Thank you for your time,
Arguably, the most important aspect of volunteering is interacting with the finalists.
More than 200 interpreters in multiple languages and 500 general volunteers are needed throughout the week. Interpreters and general volunteers do not need a background in science.
Community Outreach Coordinator
English Language Institute
University of Pittsburgh