Volunteer to help at MESA Day

MESA Day can not happen without our wonderful volunteers. Every year we need 100 volunteers to facilitate the various competitions as either Judges or as Score Keepers. If you would like to Volunteer to help at MESA Day, click the link below and fill out the registration form.


April 24, 2023 at Pacific Lutheran University

If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact us at mesa@plu.edu or 253-535-7142.

MESA Day flyer

MESA Day Volunteer Descriptions

Competition Judge

Assigned to one MESA DAY competition for entire event. Observes student competitions, identifies rule violations, and provides a score to student competitors based on MESA DAY rules. Plays a critical role in ensuring students have a positive experience at MESA DAY and maintaining the pace of the event.

Competition Runner

Provides assistance in various areas as determined by the Command Center Manager and Lead Judge. Often helps with last-minute tasks.

Competition Scorekeeper

Assigned to one MESA DAY competition for entire event. Helps students fill out score sheets and helps manage the flow of teams. This person is someone who is comfortable with computers and can enter data from score sheets into either Excel or a scoring program. Ensures electronic score sheet is accurate and completed within the specified time frame. At the end of the competition, delivers electronic score sheet to the Lead Scorekeeper.

Lunch Room Assistant

Assist MESA staff with unloading food for all students and volunteers. Serves food and beverages to all students.

Set-Up Team

Assists MESA staff in setting up various competitions in various locations on PLU’s campus. This occurs the day before the event on April 23. Note: One can be apart of the Set-Up Team as well as fulfill other volunteer roles during MESA DAY.

Registration Team/ Check-In

Registers each school as they first arrive to the event. Ensure each teacher receives all registration paperwork as well as snacks for each student.

Volunteer Room Assistant

Assigned to the Volunteer Room for the entire event. Registers volunteers as they first come to the event. Ensures each volunteer is given their registration packet and the location of their volunteer role. Monitors and maintains the area assigned to volunteers to relax, store belongings, mingle, and eat. Help is needed for set-up and breakdown as well as overall monitoring.

Break-Down Team

Assist MESA staff in breaking down various competitions in various locations on PLU’s campus. This will take place following the MESA Day event on April 24th at about 1pm.