Volunteer User Manual

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF).  The Carnegie Science Center and all of the PRSEF students appreciate your support. We couldn’t make this event happen without you! 

Registering to be a Volunteer

If you already have an account at https://www.STEMipshere.org/PRSEF, log in and look for the Judge/Volunteer Registration widget on the right side of your screen. Select “Volunteer” and then click on the red “Register” button. Continue to the next step in the user manual – Complete your registration.

If you do not have an account yet, you will need to create one.  You can click on “Register to Be a Judge or Volunteer here” at https://www.STEMisphere.org/PRSEF or you can go directly to https://www.STEMisphere.org/PRSEF/judge-volunteer-registration to create your account.

Enter your name and the email address you would like us to use to contact you with fair information. The email address you enter here will also be the username you will use to access the system in the future. Next choose your password.

From the “Registration Type” drop down menu, choose “Volunteer” and then click the “I’m not a robot” box.  Click on the red “Register” box to continue.

Complete your registration

On the registration page, you will see a list of available volunteer jobs with job descriptions, shift times and the number of available volunteer slots left for that position.  Select one (or more!) jobs which you would like to fill. Check your contact information to be sure that it is correct and complete. You may need to add your phone number at this point

 Click on the red “Submit Registration” button.

You will receive a confirmation email from CSC STEMisphere at CSC STEMisphereInfo at STEMisphereInfo@CarnegieScienceCenter.Org. Check the email address you entered during registration. Please check your junk mail folder if you do not see this email.  All other fair information will come from the email address PRSEF@CarnegieScienceCenter.org

Changing your information

If you need to change your email address or phone number,go to https://www.STEMisphere.org/PRSEF and log in. Scroll down to Update Information and make the necessary changes. Click on the red “Update” button.

Unregistering to volunteer

While we appreciate your volunteering at the fair, we understand the sometimes plans change and you will not be able to participate as you originally intended. If you need to cancel your registration, go to https://www.STEMisphere.org/PRSEF and log in.  Enter the reason you need to unregister and then click on the red “Unregister” button.  

Filling multiple roles

If you are filling more than one role (Parent and Volunteer for example), you will need to switch between profiles to access all of the applicable forms and functionality. To move between profiles, look to the horizontal menu bar just below the black and white speckled area on your screen. Click on “Registrations / Forms” and then on “Volunteer Registration” to access your Volunteer profile or on “Manage Role Name Forms” to switch to a different role.

Fair Day information

Confirmation of your registration and role(s), fair day instructions and other logistical details will be emailed in March.  Please watch your email for important updates.  Fair day information will also be available at www.PittsburghScienceFair.org.