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Student Volunteer Opportunities

UL Engineering and Industrial Technology students are the reason why the E&T Expo is so successful! When it comes time for Engineering & Technology Week - especially during the Expo - it's all hands on deck here in the College of Engineering. In other words we need you, so step up and volunteer! To be included in any communication you must register so that we can have your contact info.

REGISTER BY FRIDAY, MARCH 3RD, BY 12:00 PM

Volunteer Form found HERE

Volunteer Times

The times listed below are not necessarily event times, but instead, the times that volunteers are needed. You do NOT need to volunteer for the entire time frame. You can volunteer as much or as little as you want to, and we will work with you to find a time that fits your needs. You must complete the form for points that go towards your department for the Department of the Year Award.

Still not sure what the Expo is? You can read about it here and see last year's event here.

E&T Expo Volunteer Committees

Some events may require a short training session. A committee head will contact you to tell you if training is needed for the event you volunteered for.

Expo Registration (25-30 volunteers) - Wednesday 3/8, 7:30 AM - 11 AM

Registration volunteers are extremely important! Last year we had 2,300 registered Expo visitors.

    Responsibilities include all or one of the following:

  • setting up registration table before the Expo
  • signing-in students, teachers, parents
  • keeping track of sign-in sheets and making sure they are turned in at the end of the event
  • handing out arm bands to expo guests (green)
  • handing out arm bands to expo volunteers and industry guests (orange)
  • distributing students gift bags
  • distributing teacher bags
  • working with tour guides to get visitors lined up for a tour

Pre-Expo Grounds Clean-Up and Bag Stuffing (15 - 20 volunteers) - Saturday 3/4, 3 PM - 5 PM

    Responsibilities include all or one of the following:

  • prepare student gift bags
  • prepare teacher gift bags      
  • clean up outside area around Madison and Rougeou  

Expo High School Student Games (15 volunteers per game, 45 total volunteers) - Wednesday 3/8, 8 AM - 12 PM

2017 Game Rules

    Responsibilities include all or one of the following:

  • attending a meeting prior to the actual date of the event to go over the rules and put together supply boxes for Design Challenge competition; you will be contacted by committee head as to when the training will be
  • understanding the rules before the expo to prevent arguments and cheating
  • keep track of all supplies; distribute supplies
  • understanding the rules before the expo in order to understand point sheet
  • understanding the rules before the expo in order to calculate points accurately during competition and analyzing devices before competition
  • collecting student contact information which is needed to send out contest results and prizes

Expo Tours (60-80 volunteers) - Wednesday 3/8, 8 AM - 12:30 PM

Special note about tours: You WILL NOT have to speak during the tour. You do not need to introduce anyone or describe any of the departments. You are only leading a group of students to destinations marked on a map.

    Responsibilities include all or one of the following:

  • attending a meeting prior to the actual date of the event to go over the tour route; you will be contacted by committee head as to when the training will be
  • walking in front of a group of people, you don't have to give any presentations, you are just walking them from room to room
  • leading tour groups to each department marked on a map
  • each department will talk about their displays

Expo Set-Up/Tear-Down (15-20 volunteers) - Tuesday (afternoon) 3/7 and Wednesday 3/8, 5:45 AM - 8:30 AM; 12 PM - 2 PM

    Responsibilities include all or one of the following:

  • keeping track of all tables, chairs, and tents
  • day before expo, time TBA, possibly 3 PM: industry map walk-through and industry booth location select and tent set up (weather permitting); table and chair assignments, booth assignments;
  • Set-up crew: table, chair, tent, barricades set up
  • Tear-down crew: tear down; retrieve all equipment

Signs - Extension of set-up and tear-down (8-12 volunteers) - Wednesday 3/8, 5:45 AM - 8:30 AM; 12 PM - 2 PM

    Responsibilities include all or one of the following:

  • put up signs for booths and buildings
  • pick up signs for booths and buildings

Expo Food (20-30 volunteers) - Wednesday 3/8, 8:00 AM - 2 PM

    Responsibilities include all or one of the following:

  • help cook and serve hot dogs for HS student visitors (green arm bands only)
  • serve soft drinks to HS students
  • check armbands for food distribution for Expo volunteers; only let volunteers (orange arm bands) enter serving area       

Expo Industry/Alumni Welcome (4-5 volunteers) - Wednesday 3/8, 7:30 AM - 1 PM

    Responsibilities include all or one of the following:

  • assist with signing-in industry participants
  • maintain industry breakfast area
  • distribute industry gifts
  • check on industry guests during the Expo

All volunteering is set up through LES. Fill out the volunteer application and the appropriate committee member will contact you.