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Denver, Colorado
October 5-15, 2017
Photo of a man, a volunteer observer for the Solar Decathlon, in a hat and beige vest standing outside a parked electric vehicle with a Solar Decathlon student team member in the driver’s seat. The observer is holding a clipboard and pen, and is noting the odometer reading on the electric vehicle to log the miles driven by the team, a requirement of the Solar Decathlon competition.

Volunteer Training

Find information about required training and resources for U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 volunteers. All volunteers are required to complete a 1-hour webinar-based training prior to working their first shift. Docents require additional study to prepare their tours and become comfortable speaking about the Solar Decathlon in general, and the 2017 teams, competition, and sponsors.

Please register to attend one of the following training webinars:

If you are unable to attend a training webinar, a video recording of the training from Thursday, September 28, 2017 is available on the Solar Decathlon YouTube channel.

Training Resources

For All Volunteers

All volunteers should review the following resources:

All volunteers should review the following information on this website:

For Docents

In addition to the necessary training resources for all volunteers, Docents should study this document to prepare their tours and become comfortable speaking about the Solar Decathlon in general, and the 2017 teams, competition, and sponsors:

Solar Decathlon Event Talking Points