Colorado Odyssey is an all volunteer organization from our judges to our Association Director and everyone in between! Through the generosity of time and talent, our volunteers are able to contribute their skills, knowledge and interests to provide an amazing experience for kids. Just like an Odyssey of the Mind team, we want our volunteers to capitalize on their strengths when donating their time and energy. Thus, we have a variety of roles to ensure your experience is fun and rewarding!
You will have the opportunity to work with a team of 7 kids to facilitate creative problem solving, team building and brainstorming and you do not need to be an expert in a particular area, you just need to have a passion to see kids grow and learn. And don’t worry, we will provide trainings, mentorship and a good ear for listening throughout the season. To learn more about coaching a team, please click on “Coaches“ to be taken to that page.
If you are interested in judging or volunteering at a tournament please click on “Judges & Volunteers” to be taken to that page. You are sure to see something that piques your interests and if not, please contact us to share how you would like to support creative problem solving in the young minds of the future.
The Volunteer Leadership team of Colorado Odyssey is a diverse group of alumni – team members, coaches, judges and more! We have personally experienced how Odyssey of the Mind contributes to the success of young people and want to see this tradition continue for the next generation of kids. As an all volunteer organization, our success depends on the generosity of volunteers at all levels. If you are hanging up your coaching duct tape or putting away your crazy hat as a judge, then consider a different way of participating – you will be amazed at how much fun we have! Contact Calla Pott, Association Director if any of the leadership roles described below interest you or for a more detailed description.
The Regional Director is responsible for coordinating the Odyssey of the Mind program in their region for Member Coordinators, coaches, judges and teams in accordance with the Odyssey of the Mind Program. This position is responsible providing a fun, learning and rewarding experience for Member Coordinators, teams, coaches, judges and volunteers throughout the season.
The Problem Captain facilitates the current year Odyssey of the Mind problem in Colorado for coaches, judges and teams in accordance with the Odyssey of the Mind Program and Program Guide. This position is responsible providing a fun, learning and rewarding experience for teams, coaches, judges and volunteers throughout the season.
The Coaches Coordinator plans, organizes, conducts and evaluates coaches training, provides guidance and mentors coaches in accordance with the Odyssey of the Mind Program and Program Guide. This position is responsible providing a fun, learning and rewarding experience for coaches throughout the season.
The Judge Coordinator manages the judge’s database, coordinates judges training and assigns judges to roles and problems for the tournament. This position is responsible providing a fun, learning and rewarding experience for judges throughout the season.
The Volunteer Coordinator manages the tournament volunteer database, assigns volunteers to tournament roles and communicates volunteer responsibilities for the tournament. On tournament day, the Tournament Volunteer Coordinator runs the Volunteer Check In table, resolves issues and ensures volunteers have a fun and rewarding experience.
The Sales Coordinator is responsible for planning and selecting a range of merchandise to sell throughout the season. This position must consider the following factors when making purchasing decisions 1.) Customer demand, including price, quality and availability; 2.) Popular trends and 3.) Financial budgets. The Sales Coordinator is also responsible for purchasing trophies, awards and running the Colorado Odyssey Store at tournaments.
The Hospitality Coordinator is responsible for planning, preparing and providing hospitality at tournaments. Usually tournament officials and judges receive a light or continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages. Coaches and volunteers receive snacks and beverages. This position is responsible for providing a fun and relaxed environment in Hospitality.