Volunteer Opportunities with CPSS/ Odyssey of the Mind 

Thank you for considering volunteering with us! Our organization is completely run by volunteers, and we appreciate any time commitment you are able to make. It doesn't matter if you have only a few hours here or there or a huge chunk of time to spare, if you are ready for a more regular commitment like a couple of hours every week, or if you are interested in joining the board: we appreciate your time! It will make a difference to our organization, either way.

In case you are new to Odyssey of the Mind, we would like to give you one example of HOW MANY VOLUNTEERS WE NEED in order to smoothly run our tournaments. We require around 100 volunteers covering 2-3 shifts during the day. In addition we need between 60-70 volunteer judges who have to attend an all day training session and be available all day for both tournaments. And then there is all the work that has to be done ahead of time: planning and organizing, team registration, scheduling, volunteer recruitment and coordinating, reparing the problems for the Spontaneous Competitions, and finally getting the school ready for the tournament days.

But the tournaments are only two of the events we are organizing. We usually kick off the season with Fun Day (November), offer two Coaches' Trainings (November and January), Spontaneous Attack (February), and we also participate in multiple community events, such as the Vancouver Community Science Celebration at Science World (September) and the Vancouver E-Fest (March)

Please choose from the menu below and let us know where you can help.

 

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Do you have a child in the Odyssey of the Mind Program? If so, let us know.
Student information:
Would you like to become a member of the Creative Problem Solving Society (CPSS), the non-profit Canadian charity that sponsors Odyssey of the Mind in BC? Adult memberships are very important for us when applying for the Gaming Grant. They show support for the Odyssey program and the worth of Creative Problem Solving events for the community. You will also be eligible for discounted fees should you or your child attend another Odyssey event(s) later in the year. The cost is $5 per adult (membership is from Sep 1-Oct 31 of the following year, 14 months). If you accept, we will ask for your full name and home address so that we may comply with government regulations.
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CPSS Membership Dues are $5 per adult. Please pay via paypal, or make cheque payable to CPSS and mail to CPSS, PO 18101, RPO Heritage Mountain, Port Moody, BC,V3H 0A2 Thank You!