Welcome to Neutrino Day! Our Check-in Assistance volunteers are often the first face our visitors see when they arrive. This year we will have concierges to answer detailed questions about planning a day full of fun, but these volunteers are providing families with wristbands and answering general questions about the day’s events.
With so many activities happening on Neutrino Day, let’s not forget our guest speakers. Starting late in the morning until our keynote speaker takes the final bow, our visitors rely on the Historic Homestake Opera House ushers to provide insight on the events at this indoor location.
At SURF, we do not compromise safety, and Neutrino Day is no exception. One of the most important volunteer positions is right in the center of Lead, serving as a Crossing Guard volunteer across Main Street and US Highway 85.
The best part of Neutrino Day is joining in the amazing activities for our visitors, and almost every activity needs your help.
If you have a favorite Neutrino Day activity, or even if you are brand new to Neutrino Day as a volunteer and want to get involved in the fun, being an Activity Support volunteer is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the collision of fun and science.
Are you a shutterbug? We have just the volunteer location for you!
Capturing the excitement of Neutrino Day for our visitors makes this volunteer opportunity unique. Volunteer photographers will want to be comfortable stepping into the scene of the fun to get the best shot.
Digital cameras will be provided so you can experience the day as a spectator. Expect to roam at many of our venues and get into the moments of togetherness and enjoyment for our visitors and volunteers. Candid shots make the best images.
Throughout Neutrino Day, trolleys transport visitors from the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center to the Yates Hoistroom. Visitors see the system that provides power and lift to the cages that carry people and equipment deep underground at SURF.
Volunteers assisting with hoistroom tour support will accompany the hoistroom tour guides into the Yates facility throughout the day, following the tour group and assisting in keeping attendees safe and secure in the designated areas.
Are you leading an activity, demonstration, or informational booth?
When you Sign Up to Volunteer, identify yourself as a “Team Lead” and share as much information as possible about your proposed station.
Include the names and t-shirt sizes of your team members when signing up. If you don't have this information yet, please have your team members register themselves and list your name as their Team Lead. (Remember, volunteers must sign up by mid-June to guarantee a t-shirt in their size!)
Depending on where you may be asked to lend a hand on Neutrino Day may make a difference in how you plan for your day. Watch for updates for each event location, but here is a few basics plans to keep in mind.