We’re always on the lookout for support who want to see students crush it.


We are grateful for the time and expertise you donate so that students may learn and be inspired by you.

What is a Volunteer?

A volunteer assists with physical or general tasks related to executing the onsite event. Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to, event set-up and tear down, registration check-in, score runners, course monitors, audio/visual assistants, and more.

What is a Judge?

A judge is responsible for scoring and evaluating team performance in various competition components (i.e., pool courses, team videos, team websites, technical design reports, etc.). This scoring and evaluation may be done online in advance of the event or onsite at the event.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

International SeaPerch Challenge

University of Maryland 

College Park, Maryland

Competition: May 13, 2023




Volunteer Positions


February 16 – April 24 | Online Submission Reviewers

May 12 | Set-Up & Team Check-in Volunteers

General, Set-Up, Team Check-in, ROV Compliance/Triage, Dive Support

May 13 | Event Volunteers

General Event Support, ROV Triage, Dive Support, Photographer. Tear Down


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Still looking?

Call for Volunteers

Can’t find the volunteer opportunity for you? Sign up with your interest and you’ll start receiving our calls for volunteers throughout the year! 

Take our word for it. And theirs.


“Mentors make a difference. They’re sounding boards for new ideas. Endless wells of confidence and support. They’re also the leaders who will be shaping the robotics industry for tomorrow. If you’re passionate about supporting students, reach out so we can connect you with a team.”

Hitesh Patel
Hitesh Patel
RoboNation, University Programs Director

2019 RoboSub Team

“It was the best experience of my life. Meeting the teams, organizers and sponsors was amazing. I will definitely come back.”

Amr Abdelghany
Amr Abdelghany

2020 RoboBoat Judge

“I had a great time reviewing these designs and supporting websites and videos. Having never been to RoboBoat it absolutely made me sad that this year’s competition was cancelled and I will have to wait until next year to see these boats in action. There were some fantastic designs that I think would have done amazingly during the competition.”

Michael Alban
Michael Alban
NSWC Carderock, Naval Architect