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VOLUNTEER

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for MATHCOUNTS!

You can help us prepare the next generation of engineers, doctors, scientists and teachers. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities and sign up below!

 

Join us!

From program leads to competition support to scholarship judges, program volunteers make our math programs possible. There are many ways to get involved, and we welcome support from everyone, including parents, alumni, sponsors and math enthusiasts.

Click the buttons to learn more about the most common types of volunteering.

Competition Series

There are so many ways volunteers help us ensure our chapter, state and national competitions run smoothly. Competition volunteering includes scoring tests, helping with on-site check-in, passing out snacks/giveaways and presenting awards.

  • Opportunities in February, March and May
  • In-person
  • 1-8 hours, depending on role

Math Video Challenge

Volunteer judges with experience in STEM, education, communication or filmmaking watch and score student-created videos to determine which Math Video Challenge teams will win awards and advance to the semifinals and finals.

  • Opportunities in March-April
  • Virtual
  • 2-6 hours

Math Resources

All year long, dozens of volunteers with a passion for math help us create resources for our educators and students to use—from Problems of the Week to math club games to our handbook.

  • Opportunities year-round
  • Typically virtual
  • Hours vary depending on role

Alumni Scholarships

Volunteers help us recognize and support amazing MATHCOUNTS alumni in high school and college by reviewing and scoring scholarship applications to help us determine finalists and winners.

  • Opportunities in February-May
  • Virtual
  • 2-6 hours
Highlighted Opportunities
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Lead a MATHCOUNTS Program

Work with a middle school or extracurricular group in your community to establish a competition team, math club or video team. Hold weekly or monthly practices to mentor and advise students.

Passion for math needed
Virtual or in-person, 1-5 hours per month

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Problem of the Week (POTW) Author

Write a set of 2-3 math problems related to your area of work, a holiday or timely news event. POTW problems and solutions are posted online each week for grades 6-8 students and math teachers to use for free.

Math background needed
Virtual, 4-8 hours

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Club Activity Author

Create a game, math exploration or themed problem set for students and educators participating in the National Math Club! MATHCOUNTS adds club activities all year long for thousands of math clubs to use for free.

Math background needed
Virtual, 2-8 hours

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Opportunities Coming Up

NOVEMBER 2021 - JANUARY 2022

Lead a MATHCOUNTS Program

Work with a middle school or extracurricular group in your community to establish a competition team, math club or video team. Hold weekly or monthly practices to mentor and advise students.

Passion for math needed
Virtual or in-person, 1-5 hours per month

 

Math Problem Reviewer

Help edit and proofread math problems to help ensure that MATHCOUNTS competitions and resources like the School Handbook are of high-quality and error free. Reviewing typically takes place in winter/spring.

Math background needed
Virtual, 1-4 hours depending on role

 

Chapter or State Competition Volunteer

Help out on-site at one of 500 chapter competitions across the country (February) or one of 56 state competitions (March). Our local coordinators often need volunteers to help on-site check-in, scoring and passing out awards/giveaways.

Background check may be needed
Planned in-person, 1-8 hours depending on role

 

Scholarship App Reviewer

Read and score 10-20 applications for the MATHCOUNTS Alumni Scholarship. Reviewers are given a rubric and anonymized applications, and help us determine the semifinalists and finalists.

No special skills needed
Virtual, 2-6 hours depending on role

 

FEBRUARY - APRIL 2022

Chapter or State Competition Volunteer

Help out on-site at one of 500 chapter competitions across the country (February) or one of 56 state competitions (March). Our local coordinators often need volunteers to help on-site check-in, scoring and passing out awards/giveaways.

Background check may be needed
Planned in-person, 1-8 hours depending on role
 

Math Video Challenge Judge

Watch and score 12 videos submitted by teams in the Math Video Challenge. Judges are given a rubric, judging guidelines and links to past examples of high-scoring videos, and help us determine the 4 finalist videos.

STEM, education, communication or film background needed
​​​​​​​Virtual, 2-6 hours depending on role

 

Scholarship App Reviewer

Read and score 10-20 applications for the Community Coaching Scholarship for MATHCOUNTS alumni. Reviewers are given a rubric and anonymized applications, and help us determine the semifinalists and finalists.

No special skills needed
Virtual, 2-6 hours depending on role

 

Math Problem Reviewer

Help edit and proofread math problems to help ensure that MATHCOUNTS competitions and resources like the School Handbook are of high-quality and error free. Reviewing typically takes place in winter/spring.

Math background needed
Virtual, 1-4 hours depending on role

MAY - JULY 2022

National Competition Volunteer

Help out on-site at the 2022 Raytheon Technologies MATHCOUNTS National Competition, which takes place May 8-9 in Washington, DC. We'll need volunteers to help with everything from scoring to chaperoning meals to check-in teams.

Background check may be needed
Planned in-person, 2-8 hours depending on role
 

Problem of the Week (POTW) Author

Write a set of 2-3 math problems related to your area of work, a holiday or timely news event. POTW problems and solutions are posted online each week for grades 6-8 students and math teachers to use for free.

Math background needed
Virtual, 4-8 hours

 

Club Activity Author

Create a game, math exploration or themed problem set for students and educators participating in the National Math Club! MATHCOUNTS adds club activities all year long for thousands of math clubs to use for free.

Math background needed
Virtual, 2-8 hours

Other Ways to Help
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Interested in sharing a volunteer opportunity with others in your organization? Please email us! We'll write a post for you to share.

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Match Hours

Many companies donate to match their employees' volunteer hours. After volunteering, please check with your employer about this.

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Donate

Please consider supporting our math programs and resources by making a tax-deductible donation to the MATHCOUNTS Foundation!

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Advocate

Help us reach more students by encouraging middle schools in your area to participate! Please email us and we can help you get started!