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Volunteers Circle

Volunteers - YOU make this all possible.

Although this picture may not look like volunteers do much, it's actually the opposite. From judging to providing technical support and mentoring student teams, the VOLUNTEERS make this all possible. So - thank you for volunteering your time and expertise to support the MATE ROV Competition! 


To find a volunteer opportunity in your area, visit the Regional Competition Network page and scroll down until you find an event near you. Click on the Regional or World Championship event you are looking to be a part of and click the volunteer sign-up. 


If we are 'outside' of competition season, the registration for volunteers is closed. However - we would still love to capture your interest. Click here to send us a message and express your interest. 


"The MATE ROV Competition would not be what it is today without the help and support of its volunteers! We couldn't do what we do without them. We appreciate that they choose to donate their time and talents to the MATE ROV Competition!"

Jill Zande

Jill Zande | MATE President & Executive Director

Worldwide Volunteers
Nearly 20,000

People Say

“MATE II develops real-world problem solving, critical thinking skills, and the kind of brainpower, talent, and commitment that will change the world for the better.”

David A. Golden
Allen & Ruth Harris Chair of Excellence in the College of Business & Technology | East Tennessee State University

"I have been involved with the MATE ROV competition for the past 17 years. When I encounter new, talented professionals in the field, I‘m not surprised to find they are former competitors. “Made by MATE” means something in our industry."

Chris Roper
Commercial Underwater Systems | Saab Seaeye North America