1 -3 times a week
Work one-on-one after school with youth who are exploring science and developing personal projects. This is the most important role volunteers can perform at the Science Workshop. Being a facilitator is a rewarding opportunity to have a meaningful, long-term impact on these children’s lives, nurturing confidence, interest in learning, and sense of agency.
If you like tinkering, working on interesting projects, creating science demos, or preparing biological specimens, you might enjoy being a content developer for Free Science! Our projects reach hundreds of visitors, and may be added to our public outreach programs to reach thousands more. Most of the projects at Free Science Workshop will be produced by the youth themselves, but they can gain inspiration and skill by observing and collaborating with experienced adults.
one time or recurring
Visit one or more times per year as a special guest to informally share something interesting related to science or making that you are passionate about, e.g. engineering, beekeeping, jewelry making, chemistry, bird watching, metalsmithing. This is a casual, inquiry-based interaction where youth can ask questions, share their own thoughts and ideas, and make connections between their experience and knowledge and yours.
There are a myriad of ways to help behind the scenes with grant reporting, website design, social media, fundraising, etc. If this sounds appealing, we can talk further about what opportunities are the best match for your skills and interests!