Officiate and Volunteer
This page is for those who are interested in officiating and/or volunteering at a USQ regional championship. At these events, collegiate teams play each other to qualify for the national championship, US Quidditch Cup, as well as the title of regional champion. Select USQ regional championships will also have club circuit events going on at the same time at the same facility. For information on the 2019-20 club division gameplay structure and other changes for the 2019-20 season, please click here.
Limited housing is available. Priority is given to officials and field managers who are traveling from out of region and willing to work at least 6 hours each day. Those interested should indicate that they would like to be considered for housing on their sign-up form and USQ staff will follow up with information on what is available. Officials and volunteers will be notified if they have received housing about a month before the event. Those that apply to help out less than a month before may still request housing, though we encourage those who need it to fill out the sign-up form early.
The sign-up forms will be available later in September.
All officials and volunteers receive a confirmation email when they sign up. If you did not receive your confirmation email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding volunteers and email@example.com for officials.
Per USQ policy, officials will be compensated as follows:
- Certified head referees: $20 per game
- Certified lead assistant referees: $10 per game
- Certified snitch runners: $8 per game
Teams will be assigned to provide referees and snitch runners during several game slots. If a team does not fulfill their obligations or their officials do not show up for their games as assigned, they will be subject to forfeit for all remaining games of the tournament.
Lunch will be provided for officials who work 6 or more games in one day. Those who officiate 5 or more games in unpaid positions (either as a snitch runner, AR, SR, scorekeeper, timekeeper, and/or goal judge) are eligible to receive a free t-shirt. Please note that games as part of a team's officials crew requirements do not count towards this total.
Players and non-players are both encouraged to volunteer for the regional championship! We will post the list of available positions later in September.
Lunch will be provided for volunteers who work 6 or more hours in one day. Light breakfast will be provided for set-up volunteers. All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt that must be worn while on shift. Other volunteers who work a minimum of 3 total hours will also receive a volunteer t-shirt.
The volunteer and officiating schedules will be available by the following dates:
- Northeast: Saturday, October 19
- Great Lakes: Saturday, October 26
- Mid-Atlantic: Saturday, November 2
- Midwest: Saturday, November 2
- Southwest: Saturday, February 2
- South: Saturday, February 8
- West: Saturday, February 15