Odyssey of the Mind is made possible by approximately 20,000 volunteers worldwide. This diverse population with a variety of interests and cultures make up our worldwide family. Volunteers fulfill many roles in the program including coaching teams, helping at tournaments, judging solutions, and even running Odyssey of the Mind associations! There are important volunteer opportunities for whatever amount of time you have to give — for a day, a few weekends a year, or beyond. Thanks to the time our volunteers give of themselves Odyssey of the Mind is able to provide creative problem solving opportunities that develop the great minds of our future.

Want to volunteer to help creative kids? Find a local association to help.

Already a volunteer? Log-in to Volunteers Corner.

Are you a previous Odyssey team member looking to give back? Start with the Alumni Association.

Want to make even more of a difference in your community? Check out Odyssey Angels.



“Behind each one of our finalists is a volunteer support network that can proudly claim to be one of those thousand points of light that I like to talk about.”
– George Bush, President of the United States about Odyssey of the Mind volunteers.