Volunteers Needed (Sydney)

We are currently seeking volunteers to run activities at the Sydney Olympic Park Science and Engineering Challenge during Monday 18th March - Friday 22nd March  2019.

What is the SEC?

If you haven’t come across us before, the Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC) aims to inspire tomorrow’s innovators with fun STEM activities today. We do this by running a range of programs but our flagship event is called a Challenge Day for year 9-10 students. It involves 8 high schools sending teams of 32 students to one big, central venue where they complete in fun, hands-on, STEM-based activities. Each team earns points for how well they complete their activity, and the school with the most points wins the day. That school is invited to compete at the state competition and, if they win that, the National Final.

Information about the event:

  • We need a total of 20 volunteers to run 8 different activities on the day.
  • We will provide login/passwords for the volunteers to download activity notes and training videos prior to the event.
  • Additional face-to-face training will be provided on the day with the groups.
  • Volunteers can wear any suitable clothing, ideally your company’s branded shirts, but otherwise neat, modest and comfortable clothing. For WHS reasons you MUST wear enclosed shoes.
  • The SEC will provide lunch and refreshments on the day.
  • Arrive and be ready to go at 8:00am, finished by 3:00pm.
  • Parking is available free of charge but the venue is only a short walk from Sydney Olympic Park train station.
  • Please let us know if you would like to speak about your company at the 9:30am Teachers meeting. If you wish you can supply suitable collateral or handouts for the Teachers.
  • You can even distribute ‘show bags’ to the students if desired.
  • Again, at the end of the day, there is the opportunity for you to speak briefly to all the participating students and/or present awards.
  • Please let us know if you want to display your company’s banner.


  • Fantastic PR for your company;
  • A great community service opportunity for your staff;
  • A super fun day inspiring kids with STEM;
  • Free food;
  • A day out of the office!

If you are interested please email us your name and contact details ASAP.

More info about the SEC