High School Quiz Show Super Sunday


Cause Areas


Sun Nov 13, 2016, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


One Guest StreetWGBH StudiosBrighton, MA 02135


Sunday, November 13, is High School Quiz Show’s Super Sunday, and we need you!

Nearly 500 students representing 140+ public and private schools from across Massachusetts will fill WGBH on that day to take a qualifying quiz. The incentive? The top-scoring teams will compete in Season 8 of High School Quiz Show.

Please review the Super Sunday volunteer position descriptions listed below and email me at jaime_reese@wgbh.org if you'd like to help. Please make sure to include the following information in your email response:

- Your full name

- Preferred position

- Prior education and/or test giving experience (for Moderator position)

Volunteers are asked to make a full-day commitment, from9am-6pm (breakfast and lunch will be provided).**Please note, Super Sunday volunteers must attend a training session on Thursday, November 10 from 6:30pm-8pm.

Moderator (must be 25+ years)

  • Enforces all rules in a fair and judicious manner
  • Reads all questions and determines if the given answer is correct or incorrect
  • Spells difficult or foreign words
  • Keeps informal time count for responses
  • Ensures materials and results remain confidential
  • Position requirements: Moderators must have a clear voice and strong command of the English language. Prior education experience is also a plus.

Scorekeeper (must be 20+ years)

  • Notes correct and incorrect answers on a score sheet while quiz is being administered
  • Ensures score is consistent with the team coach’s score sheet after each section of the quiz is completed
  • Adds up categories to determine the official score of the quiz
  • Secures the signature of the coach, thereby signifying agreement on total point count
  • Position requirements: Scorekeeper must be competent in math, organized and accurate.

Check out Volunteer (must be 25+ years of age)

  • Assist with checking schools out after the quiz is finished
  • Calmly and diplomatically record any disputes about questions or scores, from team coach
  • Ability to stay calm, focused, friendly and keep accurate notes about the nature of the dispute
  • Checkout sheet and advance copy of the quiz content will be provided
  • Position requirements: Check out volunteers must have a clear voice and strong command of the English language. Prior education/test giving experience is also a plus.


  • Greets teams and coaches as they arrive to 'GBH
  • Checks schools off a printed registration list
  • Answers general questions about the day’s events
  • Distributes gift bags (one per team) as teams depart
  • Position requirement: Registration volunteers must be friendly, organized and outgoing.


  • Keeps guests out of the Yawkey Theater until its time for them to be matched up with Moderators and Scorekeepers
  • Runs the elevator to testing room floors
  • Checks testing rooms and signs on their floors; takes down signs at the end of the day
  • Provides schools with directions to testing rooms, bathrooms, etc.
  • Position requirements: Floaters must be friendly, outgoing and eager to provide assistance to guests.

Stay tuned for more opportunities to volunteer during High School Quiz Show taping days in January and February.


  • Organization
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • General Education

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 20
  • 8 hours
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