Make a Positive Impact: Become a DI Volunteer

By: Tina Shaffer

Looking for ways to give back and create change? Want to help build a world where inclusivity and cultural diversity is not only encouraged, but embraced?

Whether you want to donate your time for a day, a month or for life, Destination Imagination has more than 150,000 students who need volunteers like you to support them on their creative journey.

For those of you who are not familiar with Destination Imagination, our organization has developed creative educational Challenges in the fields of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and social entrepreneurship for more than 30 years. After spending months solving a Challenge, students have the opportunity to showcase their solutions at a tournament. Through our program, they learn valuable 21st century skills including creative and critical thinking, communication and collaboration. However, Destination Imagination is more than just a creative 21st learning experience; it’s about teaching students to embrace cultural diversity, to understand and value differences, to be empathetic and to celebrate community building.

We are a volunteer-run organization and depend heavily on the efforts and energy of our volunteers in more than 45 states and 30 countries. Without our volunteers, we would not be able to support kids who are passionate about learning new things and making a difference in communities around the world. And even better—they make new friends and have fun while doing it.

Our volunteers also get to experience many of the same opportunities as kids who participate in DI. Through volunteering, you will be able to meet people in your community and possibly around the world who share the same vision of creating a better world. Volunteering also allows you to take a break from the daily grind and be your creative self!

Whether you’re an alum, a parent, a teacher, or you’re just learning about our program today, we invite and encourage you to join us in helping to shape the lives of students worldwide so that they can lead our future in the most united and innovative direction possible.

To learn more about our volunteer roles, click here. To find your local Destination Imagination Affiliate, click here.

Contact us by phone at 1-888-321-1203 or by email at [email protected].