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California North Odysssey of the Mind

We are looking for interested volunteers to help coach a team of students to solve one of this years five problems. This requires weekly participation in a local school district. Your role is to facilitate the solving of the problem but the students are required to do the work without assistance.

We are located in the SFBAY Area and cover most of Alameda County and Contra Costa County and we do have some opportunities in San Francisco. We are in particular need for volunteers in the Hayward Castro Valley are or in the Oakland, Berkeley area.

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About California North Odysssey of the Mind


3022 Verdala Drive, Livermore, CA 94550, US

Mission Statement

NorCal Mission The mission of NorCal Odyssey of the Mind is to administer, promote, and execute the guidelines, objectives, and rules of the Odyssey of the Mind program. The NorCal OM Association follows the guidelines set in the state by our bylaws, policies, and procedures. The organization is here for the support and guidance of the association members, volunteers, and students within the Odyssey of the Mind program.


International Mission
The International mission of Odyssey of the Mind is to provide creative problem solving opportunities for everyone and to foster original and divergent thinking. Through the Odyssey of the Mind program, coaches, parents, judges, and volunteers promote creativity by challenging teams to solve divergent problems, that is, those with more than one solution. By working in teams, participants learn teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, the appreciation and understanding of divergent views, and that a group can be a powerful thinking force. Students who participate develop a sense of self-respect and respect for others through development of their solutions, and through preparatory activities such as brainstorming and role-playing.

While the ultimate goal for most teams is to present their problem solutions in official competitions, this is not a requirement of participation. The purpose of the program is to provide students with an exciting learning experience that promises to be challenging and fun.


We'll work with your schedule.


193 Hemme Drivealamo, CA 94507





  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • The time commitment varies throughout the year. Weekly from September -December, with more intense time comittment in January and February, culminating in a competition on February 29th. If successful, may require time at Association level finals.

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