Our volunteers help ensure the success of NYFPS' mission. Volunteers can take on many roles, but primarily help with the many tasks in preparation and during events such as the annual State Conference or On-Site Training Seminars. Some support the evaluation process throughout the school year. Their time and assistance makes a lot of difference in ensuring the smooth running of the events. We are proud to have former FPSers as well as new faces provide a helping hand. We understand that their time is valuable and we really appreciate the dedication of our volunteers.
Making A Difference
Every year, champions from across New York come together for the State Conference. The assistance from our volunteers is indispensable in making the conference a success. Volunteers help with preparations before the event as well as the many tasks during the conference. At the conference, they often assist with essential tasks such as set up of NYFPS equipment at the venue, provide the friendly faces who greet participants, direct students to the right venue, distribute materials, and support evaluation of Performance of Action Plan Competitions (Skit Performances).
Beyond assisting run events, volunteers provide feedback and suggestions to the leadership team. Since our volunteers come from a broad range of backgrounds, NYFPS is able to gain a diverse view on the program. Often, the knowledge and expertise of our volunteers offer interesting lenses to addressing challenges. Volunteers who are FPS alumni also often serve as mentors to FPS teams by sharing their experiences with program and insights. We look forward to continue partnering with our volunteers towards the mutual goal of teaching problem solving skills to students in New York State.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
VOLUNTEER EVALUATORS - We are currently seeking volunteers to support our core evaluation team. Evaluators are essential to helping provide feedback to participants throughout the school year as they complete submissions to the competitive components. We welcome FPS alumni, former advisors, and high school FPSers to receive training to become volunteer evaluators. You can get involved today by learning how to volunteer as an evaluator.