Become a volunteer

Volunteer at the Asian Physics Olympiad 2019

If you’re looking for the experience of a lifetime and want to be an integral part of Asia’s toughest physics competition then read on.

General requirements of all volunteers

As a volunteer you are 18 years of age by the time of APhO 2019 (born before 12 May 2001), fluent in English, have good knowledge of Australia, are open-minded, dedicated, responsible and ready to commit yourself for the duration of the event.

Join us

We still have these following places available on the APhO 2019 Volunteer Team:


Exam 1

Tuesday 7, Wednesday 8 and Saturday 11 May 2019

Exam 2

Thursday 9, Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May 2019

Event crew

Session 1

Monday 6 May, 4pm – 10pm

Session 2

Tuesday 7 May, 1pm – 9pm

Session 3

Wednesday 8 May, 9am – 5pm

Session 4

Thursday 8 May, 1pm – 9pm

Or, experience the entire event with a live-in role from Saturday 4 May to Monday 13 May.

To join the team, please contact Vanessa Kates now at

Volunteer role descriptions

Academic – Experimental Support

Academic – Head Marker

Academic – IT Support

Academic – Marker

Event Crew

Team Guide


  • Your chance to build an international, scientific network and socialise with other volunteers.
  • Gain new skills in the organisation of major international events.
  • You will get cool shirts and other merchandise items.
  • We will cover your local accommodation, transportation and meals expenses.
  • As a Team Guide you will accompany your team to all events and excursions. You will get to observe the night sky at Stockport Observatory, cuddle a koala at Cleland Conservation Park, kick a footy with the Adelaide Crows, enjoy a snag on the barbie at Glenelg beach and much more.
  • You will attend special events such as opening and closing ceremonies, the APhO Address by Professor Michelle Simmons and the volunteer after-party.
  • The friendships, camaraderie, and good times with participants and volunteers will make this a rewarding, unforgettable and worthwhile experience.


  • Minimum age requirement to volunteer at APhO 2019 is 18 years of age. All volunteers must be willing to undergo a Working with Children Check.
  • Cost of travel to/from Adelaide is at volunteer’s own expense.
Australian Science Innovations
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