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    NEWS RELEASE: Ventura County Academic Competitions Seek Volunteers

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    NEWS RELEASE: Ventura County Academic Competitions Seek Volunteers

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    January 17, 2023

    Ventura County Academic Competitions Seek Volunteers
    Help Support Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial, and Science Fair

                                                                                                                                      Ventura County’s popular academic competitions are returning in person this year, but we need the support of community volunteers to present these events for local students. The Ventura County Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial, and Science Fair will be taking place over the next several weeks. On average, more than 400 volunteer judges and scorers are needed to support the 2,500 students who participate. Please see below for additional information and links to our online volunteer registration forms.

    Academic Decathlon – Speech & Interview Judges
    Location:
    Dates: Saturday, January 28, 2023
    Times: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    Requirements: No special requirements
    Register at: https://www.vcoe.org/AcademicDecathlon/Volunteers
    Mock Trial – Scoring Attorneys
    Location: Ventura County Superior Court in Ventura
    Dates: Monday, February 6, 2023, through Thursday, February 9, 2023
    Time: 4:45 PM to 11:00 PM
    Requirements: Must be an attorney or law student
    Register at: https://www.vcoe.org/Competitions/Mock-Trial/Volunteers
    Science Fair – Judges
    Location: Ventura County Office of Education in Camarillo
    Date: Friday, March 24, 2023
    Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Requirements: Must have an academic or professional background in a scientific field
    Register at: https://www.vcoe.org/Competitions/Science-Fair/Volunteers

    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: www.vcoe.org.

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