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The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a prestigious science competition for students in grades 9-12, is gearing up for the 2014 finals and is recruiting volunteers to help run the Fair or serve as translators in Los Angeles on May 13 and 14.
Opportunities are available for judging, translating, or general service, in a variety of time commitments. The greatest need for interpreters is both conversational and technical/scientific Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin, but many other languages are targeted as well. Volunteering offers an opportunity to help kids entering STEM (scientific, technical, engineering, and math) fields, to learn more about it yourself, to soak up STEMthusiasm, learn about research projects, or simply to work towards your good deed quota.
GeekMom has written before about helping out at big events: