Information for Non-judging Volunteers at Regional Science & Inventors Fairs

The success of our Thomas A. Edison Regional Science and Inventors Fairs (TAERSIF) program depends on our volunteers.  It takes hundreds of volunteers to put on this event and we are grateful for everyone that can help.

If you are interested in volunteering at Regional Science and Inventors Fairs, please complete the VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM.  Upon registering, we will ask for your availability during the THREE DAYS of Science and Inventors Fairs: Check-In Day, Judging Day, Fair Awards Programs.

Generally speaking, there are TWO TYPES OF VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: ‘Brain’ and ‘Brawn’. Below is an overview of Non-judging Volunteer jobs.

If you have problems with the registration site, please click HERE to contact the appropriate fair personnel. If you can include the page you were on, the browser you are using and a copy of an error message, we will be able to fix the problems sooner.

Thank you for supporting the Thomas A. Edison Regional Science & Inventors Fairs (TAERSIF)!


“Brain” Jobs Description Date
Registration Table Greet students and teachers; distribute registration information; direct students to exhibit area. Answer questions. Feb 3
Inventors Fair
Display & Safety
Assist students with checking in and setting up their project displays. Feb 3
Science Fair
Display & Safety
Review science fair project displays for compliance with display and safety rules.
Note: Detailed instructions provided
Feb 3
General Help Assist in lobby and the exhibit areas as needed. Feb 3, 4
Judge Assistant Assist judges; distribute information; turn-in judges score cards Feb 4


“Brawn” Jobs Description Date
Fair Setup Set up exhibit halls; hang signs; distribute fair materials to each project display. Feb 3
Food Drive Assistance with greeting participants and collecting food donations at the Food Drive location. Feb 3, 4
General Help Assistance on the exhibit floor and in the main lobby. Be available to do whatever is needed. Feb 3, 4
Security Be a security presence during fair judging (outside exhibit area) OR during public viewing (inside exhibit hall) Feb 4
Fair Clean Up Pack up fair equipment; remove signs; etc. Feb 4
Awards Program Layout awards for presentation; hang signs; usher; greet invited guests, sponsors, etc. Feb 6, 15