Are you looking for a unique, rewarding volunteer experience this fall? Are you interested in inspiring young girls to dream big and in encouraging them to pursue science and technology? Science Club for Girls has several volunteer opportunities available for fall in which you can do just that.
As a volunteer with the Kindergarten – 5th grade clubs, you will have the opportunity to be a mentor-scientist working with young girls in hour-long hands-on sessions. Volunteers can be college and graduate students as well as professionals who are able to commit 3.5 hours per week for 8 to 10 weeks in the fall, spring, and/or summer. All volunteers will receive special training from the SCFG staff and can choose a preferred volunteer location in Boston, Cambridge, Newton, or Lawrence (click here to review the locations). Apply for Boston and Cambridge opportunities here; apply for Lawrence opportunities here.
You may also volunteer with the STEMinistas Middle School program. This program helps students learn about the design process through interactive group activities. Participants in this program are given the opportunity to explore engineering, biology, and chemistry through hands-on projects that are adapted to best fit with participants’ interests. These projects range in length from 1 to 4 weeks. Volunteers must be able to commit 3 hours each week at one of SCFG’s Boston, Cambridge, or Newton sites and can apply here.
Finally, volunteer opportunities to work with SCFG’s teens are also available. This program is made up of Challenge Teams in which teens work with like-minded young women to complete projects based in their own interests. Teams meet every week with mentors to learn new skills related to lab science, engineering, computer programing, journalism, and research. All teams are led by multiple volunteers with a wide range of interests and skills. Volunteers commit around 3 hours per week. Learn more here and apply here.
If these opportunities interest you and you want to learn more about what being an SCFG volunteer is like, check out these stories from current and past volunteers: Megan, Clara , and Lori and Danielle.
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