The American Cheese Society Judging and Competition is looking for volunteers to help run this year’s competition!
This is only volunteer sign up for the Judging and Competition – the Conference Volunteer sign up will come at a later date.
Please keep in mind for your planning purposes that the Judging and Competition will take place May 19-20, 2022, at the Huntington Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus. This is separate from the 2022 ACS Annual Conference, which is held later in July in Portland, OR.
Volunteer shifts are open for Runners, Receiving of Cheese, and on the Cheesemonger Team, Cooler Team, and more! Please note that some volunteer shifts will require an initial conversation with a member of the Judging and Competition Committee to confirm special skills needed for the position before signing up.
New to ACS or Judging & Competition? Don’t fret! There will be training available for all volunteers, so you’ll be prepped and ready to go. Volunteering is a great first step to further involvement with the Judging and Competition.
If a shift you are interested in requires an initial conversation, you will be directed to email Rachel Perez, the chair of the Judging and Competition. Once confirmed, she will then provide you with a password to sign up. Her email is linked in those specific volunteer shifts.
If you are interested in being a future Judge or joining the Judging and Competition Committee, the Committee does ask that you come out and volunteer first to get a feel for the competition.
We hope to see you in Minneapolis this May!
Covid-19 Safety Precautions
With the ongoing uncertainty of COVID 19, we are asking our judges and volunteers to be fully vaccinated (meeting whatever the definition is at the time of the contest). We feel that since our judges will be eating (and spitting) cheese samples, without the protection of a mask, that a fully vaccinated onsite roster is safest for all along with all our volunteers.
Huntington Bank Stadium currently requires masks to be worn within the stadium unless you are judging cheese, eating or drinking.
During your volunteer sign up, you will be asked to upload a copy or image of your vaccine record and agree to respect all Covid-19 Safety Precautions during the Judging and Competition.