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Thank you for your interest in serving as a STEM volunteer or workplace host. Below you will find a menu of Featured Volunteer Opportunities and contacts for further information. Before selecting from the list below, we ask you to PLEASE register as a volunteer on our site to qualify for recognition and prizes, by selecting the following link: http://washingtonstemeducation.org/capital_fundraising/volunteer/
If you do not hear back from the contact person you select below in a timely manner, please call the Foundation at 509-420-9316 or e-mail Kathy@STEMlearning.org for prompt service.
THANK YOU for your interest and support!
Featured Volunteer Opportunities:
First LEGO League Robotics Celebration
Help celebrate the successful season with Pasco teams!
- Who: Volunteers to help with celebration activities and judging (no robotics experience required to judge!)
- When/Where: Saturday, February 25th (rescheduled from Feb. 11th), 9am-4pm, Ochoa Middle School, Pasco
- What: Seeking help for the actual celebration, and attendance at a preparatory meeting to get volunteers ready before the 25th. Volunteers are fed a delicious pizza lunch and earn undying gratitude!
- Action: Contact Megan Nelson to volunteer, via (509) 543-6700 ext. 2019 or firstname.lastname@example.org
5th Annual Kid's Engineering Day
Take part in a free event offering hands-on engineering, physics and science activities!
- Who: Members of the community who would like to host a hands-on activity at a station (activity suggestions may be provided upon request!)
- When/Where: Saturday, March 18th, 10am-2pm at Marie Curie STEM Elementary, 715 N. California Ave., Pasco.
- Action: To host an activitiy, help with set-up, sign-in, etc; contact Kaitlin Carter via email@example.com
Workplace Internship Host
Offer an Internship to a Senior from Delta High School
- Who: Employers to host student interns their senior year from Delta High School as part of the Work-Based Learning Program
- What: Internships provide students with a platform for instruction in both academic and occupational skills; opportunities to explore potential careers and receive personal guidance in identifying employment and educational goals. Delta students spend their first three years working towards discovering their future interests, creating resumes and developing skills required to succeed in “the real-world.” Practicing those skills positively impacts our partnering employers, students and the community around us. Visit thedeltahighschool.com for more information. Become a partner in STEM Education!
- Action: To host a student intern, contact Delta High School Work-Based Learning Coordinator, Juli Weisgerber via (509) 416-7860 ext. 5938 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys & Girls Club
STEM Mentorships Available!
- Who: STEM advocates available to take part in a mentorship once a month.
- When/Where: Bobbie Littrell Branch (333 Court Street, Pasco) or Main Branch (801 N. 18th Avenue, Pasco). The Bobbie Littrell group meets the last Wednesday of the month from 4pm-5pm. The Main Branch group meets the first Thursday of each month from 4:30pm-5:30pm.
- What: STEM programs that are interactive, collaborative, meaningful and suppport mastery.
- Action: To find the best fit for your schedule, contact Andrea Locati via (509) 543-9980 or email@example.com and kidexpert.org.
Pasco School District Robotics Clubs
Help with coding, robotics and prepping the team for competition
- Who: Volunteers who can commit once a week to an afterschool robotics club of elementary or middle school students.
- When/Where: Afternoons, will vary based on team assigned, various Pasco schools.
- What: Attend a once-weekly club meeting lasting 1-2 hours each session. Each club would be assigned a coach and you would assist the coach in supporting the students with coding and robotics skills. firstlegoleague.org.
- Action: To become an assistant coach, contact Megan Nelson via (509) 543-6700 ext. 2019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Focus on the development and advancement of Middle School through High School-aged girls via interactive mentorship
- Who: Professional women mentors/leaders from STEM-based corporations, government, small businesses, non-profits, and academia.
- When/Where: From once-monthly to ongoing.
- What: All sessions and activities focus on creating synergy between the need for increased STEM literacy, leadership development and community awareness/engagement. There is also a vital focus on self-esteem/character development.
- Action: Contact Kimberly Harper via (509) 308-6374 or email@example.com.
STEM Like ME!
Help Middle Schoolers imagine a career in your shoes
- Who: STEM professionals willing to share what they love about their STEM career.
- When/Where: Various opportunities during the school year.
- What: Interact with small groups of students for roughly ten minutes at a time, during an hour-long school visit.
- Action: To participate in a school visit, contact the Washington State STEM Education Foundation via (509) 420-9316 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit washingtonstemeducation.org.
Get Involved with Delta High School
Community engagement is essential to our national model of excellence
- Who: Community members who want to volunteer for one or more events
- When/Where: Throughout the school year, Delta High School, Pasco.
- What: Volunteer as a career guest speaker, after-school tutor, mock interview & resume review volunteer, STEM expo judge, STEM-con presenter, field trip or job shadow host, internship host… and more!
- Action: Contact Delta High School Community Coordinator Heather Hoppe via (509) 416-7860 ext. 5927 or email@example.com and thedeltahighschool.com.
Million Women Mentors
Mentor students to persist and succeed in a STEM career
- Who: Community members willing to act as mentors to female undergraduate and graduate students.
- When: Anytime throughout the year.
- What: Increase the interest and confidence of girls and women in STEM programs.
- Action: Sign up at millionwomenmentors.org, selecting WSU Tri-Cities logo. You may also register to mentor younger girls through other organizations.
Bring STEM skills and enthusiasm to a grade K-12 classroom
- Who: STEM professionals willing to attend training and make classroom visits throughout the Mid-Columbia.
- When/Where: Opportunities are ongoing during the school year. Training is offered in the fall.
- What: A one-hour classroom visit 5-7 times a year, depending on grade level of students. We provide the lessons and lesson plans, you bring the enthusiasm. Visit jawashingtonsewa.org.
- Action: To help inspire and prepare students to succeed in a STEM-based global economy, contract Porgram Manager Tamra Meyer via (509) 572-2198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
The 100+ year old organization continues to build on its founder's vision of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place by helping them discover their inner strength, passions and talent.
- Who: Those interested in joining alongside 2.7 million girls and adults who believe every girl can change the world.
- When/Where: Opportunities are ongoing in the local council serving 3,100 girls across Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.
- What: Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, the leading authority on girls’ healthy development and an organization working daily to transform the leadership landscape for girls into the next century.
- Action: Visit http://www.gsewni.org for more information.
Join nearly 6,000 adult mentors who share their time and expertise with competitive robotics teams and volunteer at our competitions
- Who: Dedicated volunteers working to inspire students across Washington State to be science and technology leaders.
- When/Where: 1,051 teams currently exist in varying locations across the state, including several hundred in the Mid-Columbia.
- What: Stimulating, mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technical skills while fostering self-confidence and leadership. Using competitive robotics as a learning platform, students experience the thrill and excitement of playing a sport, while developing skills needed to become part of our future workforce.
- Action: Visit www.firstwa.org for more information.