Volunteer for Tournaments

Are you interested in participating in a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity? Georgia Enriches Minds (GEM) Destination Imagination (DI) Inc. is in need of Appraiser Volunteers to officiate the GA Destination Imagination Regional Showcase and Affiliate State tournaments.

What is GA Destination Imagination?
Destination Imagination, Inc. is a leading educational nonprofit dedicated to teaching students the skills needed to succeed in school, their careers and beyond. Destination Imagination develop project-based learning programs that blend STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education with the arts and social entrepreneurship. Through Destination Imagination programs, students use the creative process to turn their ideas into reality and learn invaluable skills through the process including: Creative & Critical Thinking, Team Building, Project Based Learning, Risk Taking, Project Management, Perseverance, Self-Confidence.

Appraiser Volunteer Requirements:
Appraiser Volunteers will be trained to officiate these tournaments. It’s fun and rewarding, and requires no specific experience or expertise – but it does require a commitment of your time.  You should expect to remain with a Challenge Appraisal Team for the duration of each Tournament.
You must be 18 or older and have completed high school.
Please understand that you will need to COMMIT to attend the following events (NOTE: the SAME PERSON must attend the training(s), one Regional Showcase and the Affiliate Tournament)
1. Appraisers’ Training: You are required to attend one online GENERAL DI training session Feb 1 or Feb 2 and one CHALLENGE specific training session.
2. Regional DI Showcase: You MUST help appraise at least one of our two Regional Showcases, date and times are shown below:
– Metro Atlanta Regional Showcase: Feb 25, Fulton Science Academy, Alpharetta.
– Central Georgia Regional Showcase: March 4th, Oak Hills, Milledgeville.
3. Affiliate Tournament: You MUST Appraise at the GA DI Affiliate Tournament:
March 25, 20178am to 5pm, Lanier High School, Sugar Hill, GA.

Dates and times for all the sessions can be found here.

If you are interested in volunteering to be one of GEM DI Challenge Appraisers at our upcoming tournament AND can commit to both tournament dates above, please send us an email and we will get back to you with additional information. Thank you!