Compete 360 counts on a dedicated group of volunteers to support our mission and our students. Here are a few of the ways you can help! (You can register for any of the positions listed below by clicking on the appropriate heading, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-886-8233 with your own ideas for getting involved.)
Be a project advisor or expert resource: We are looking for architects, designers, engineers, innovators, and other creative professionals or graduate students to field questions from, provide quick consultations to, or more formally advise student design teams as they work through their DT Philly projects. Serving as an expert resource means being listed in DT Philly's consultant directory so teams can reach out to you from time to time with a question or for an outside opinion. Serving as a project advisor means being paired with a specific team and maintaining contact with them to support and encourage their design work. The time commitment to serve as a project advisor is 2 to 4 hours per month, and DT Philly projects take place between October and the end of February.* Click here to learn more about how you can support a design team's work.
Review student projects: Encourage, support, and reward our students by joining a panel to provide positive feedback and constructive comments to teams when they present their final projects.
Share your skills/expertise/resources: If you have a skill, expertise, or resource that you are willing to share to help develop our program, expand our services, or support our students, we'd love to hear from you.
Become an event volunteer: The students' DT Philly Challenge presentations and our fundraising events could not take place without our amazing event volunteers who handle everything from pre-event preparations to event-day registration, set up and break down, A/V support, ticket sales, face painting, games, and so much more.
* Philadelphia School District policy requires all volunteers to secure the following clearances to work with youth (click on each to apply online or for more information):
- Pennsylvania State Criminal History Record (online application)
- Child Abuse Report (online application)
- FBI Background Check (multi-step process...click here for instructions)
Effective July 25, 2015, Governor Tom Wolf waived the fees for volunteers to obtain the Pennsylvania State Criminal History Record and the Child Abuse Report. Compete 360 will need a copy of all clearances before volunteers can begin working with students.