Have you had a great mentor or science teacher? Was there one experiment or conversation that changed your path, steering you to become the woman that you are? Want to be that role model in our community? Volunteer with us today and become a Mentor Scientist!
We are still recruiting volunteers for our Spring session at our Lawrence clubs, and are currently in the process of confirming dates and time for our new summer science clubs in Boston, Cambridge and Lawrence. Please visit our program tab for more information, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the application process to become a Mentor Scientist at one of these locations..
At Science Club for Girls, we strive to find volunteer opportunities that fit everyone’s needs. Please see below for more details about our current volunteer opportunities. Contact us at email@example.com for more information. Interested in helping our organization in other ways? Please fill out this Volunteer Interest Profile and one of our staff members will contact you directly..
SCFG engages over 100 Volunteer Mentors every semester to guide elementary and middle school girls in weekly hour-long sessions that focus on hands-on STEM learning. We welcome college and graduate students as well as professionals who can commit to 3.5 hours a week for 8-10 weeks in the Fall, Spring, and/or Summer. A background in STEM is helpful, but not necessary to apply.
Sister Circles provide teen program participants the opportunity to explore different facets of identity, health, careers, and community. Guided by collegiate and professional mentors, teens meet outside of regular club time for workshops and field trips to foster friendships across programs, and develop the necessary networks and skills to forge successful futures through college and into adulthood. There is no set weekly commitment for this position; however, all volunteers must attend a monthly meeting with the Sister Circle Program Manager for additional youth development trainings, and to build volunteer community.
Host an Intern
Our STEM Internship Program is an opportunity for 11th and 12th grade girls to explore career options and gain authentic STEM work experiences in academic and industry settings. Girls are placed in corporate and university labs throughout the Boston area, with a wide variety of fields represented. Mentors typically work with the girls for 3 hours per week, after school, for the duration of the school year. This type of long-term, consistent mentorship allows the students to delve deep into a STEM topic that excites them, experience what it’s really like to work in a laboratory setting, and build confidence and literacy in the sciences.
YLS Summer Program
Young Leaders in STEM summer program” and new description of YLS mentor expectations, ” Our Young Leaders in STEM (YLS) summer program develops girls (in the 8-12th grade) to be champions of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in their community. For six weeks, our participants will work closely with YLS mentors from academia and industry to explore different topics in STEM. These participants will bring the knowledge they learned back into their community, by leading a weekly science clubs for K-5th grade students based on that week’s topic of study.” YLS mentors work as a team of 2-4 volunteers to create content based on their area of expertise, and engage our participants during one week of in the YLS summer program (about 15-25 hours).
Group Service Days
Looking for ways for you and your colleagues to give back together? Join us for a group service day! Service day participants assist our staff with office tasks and small administrative projects while also building connections with their fellow coworkers. The time commitment for this opportunity is flexible. If you are interested in forming a group for a service day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
If you are interested in learning more about one-time volunteer opportunities, please fill out this Volunteer Interest Profile, and one of our staff members will contact you directly to discuss your interests and our openings.
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