Expert and Student Volunteers
Want to join Plan-It without competing?
We are looking for EXPERT and STUDENT volunteers.
We are looking for experts in conservation, sustainable development, and entrepreneurship—leaders in academia, business, government, and philanthropy—to volunteer as mentors and judges during one or more of the time blocks listed above.
Mentors will guide student teams as they develop their projects, offering input based on their expertise. The earlier time blocks will likely focus on basic idea formation while the latter will focus on sharpening presentations ahead of judging.
Judges will listen to pitches and assign scores based on feasibility, impact, continuity, and business value. There will be two rounds of judging. The final three winners will win $10,000 in cash prizes.
As an expert volunteer, you will have access to:
The resumes of talented and ambitious undergraduate and graduate students
Our network of sponsors and other professionals in the above-mentioned fields
A meal for every time block you register for and an organic cotton t-shirt
To enhance your organization’s presence at Plan-It Earth, there’s also the opportunity to lead a breakout session. We are in search of speakers who can lead sessions that deepen students' understanding of the competition tracks or help teams excel in a judging criteria area.
Please indicate your interest in leading a breakout when you register.
We are looking for student volunteers to assist with facilitating break-out sessions and meal set-up during at least one four-hour shift. Volunteers will get access to the whole event (including keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities) as well as a free organic cotton t-shirt and a free meal during their shift!