Have you had a great mentor or science teacher? Was there one experiment or conversation that changed your path, steering you to become a scientist or engineer, to become the woman that you are? Want to be that person? It is never too early to connect with young girls and inspire them to dream big dreams. Volunteer with us!
SCFG engages over 100 volunteer mentor-scientists in science and engineering to guide K-6th grade girls in weekly hour-long sessions that focus on hands-on 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. All volunteers receive training from SCFG staff. Check out our different locations where you can volunteer or check out our Google Map to see where each site is.
Mentor Scientist applications for the Spring are now Open. To apply Click Here. Interested in volunteering with us at our new sites in Lawrence? Check out the site here. Want to share Science Club with your classmates or colleagues? Post this flyer on your Facebook Page to showcase where you can volunteer this semester!
Depending on your interests, this can range from building rockets to public health investigation to video production to web app design. All teams are led by multiple volunteers. Commitment: ~3 hours per week.
Find out more about the Media Team and Rocket Team. Teen Program Volunteer applications for the Fall are now open. To apply click here.
Mentor our 6th grade students as they transition between science clubs and teen programs. Our 6th graders go through a variety of different modules to show them careers in STEM. Volunteer commitment 3 hours on Saturdays in either Cambridge or Newton locations. Apply to volunteer with our STEMinistas program here.
Our Career Exploration, Leadership & Life Skills (C.E.L.L.S.) workshops for middle and high school students take place after our club programs, typically after 4 p.m., at various locations in Cambridge and in Boston. Speakers often bring a demo or an interactive activity to highlight what they do in science/engineering, or in other fields ranging from financial literacy to time management to conflict resolution. Speakers also talk about their career/life path and invite the girls into a conversation.
Previous experience speaking to youth is not an absolute requirement as we will send you guidelines to help you out! All are welcome but we are especially interested in women and women of color. We will try our best to accommodate your schedule.
Host a field trip
Invite a group of teen girls or 5/6th graders to see the applications of science and engineering by arranging a visit that includes interactive activities and opportunities to speak to team members at your company, lab or college.
Host a job shadowing opportunity
Invite 1-2 junior mentors to spend a half or full day with you and your colleagues during spring or winter school break (3rd week in February or April). (CORI check required).
Chaperone a field trip
Low-key involvement! Drive or oversee a group of girls for trips to the museum, colleges or other special events. On-call basis. (CORI check required).
Fill in this Volunteer Interest Profile so we can identify the right opportunity for you.
Are you a former mentor-scientist interested in helping out in other ways? Prefer to support us by using your public relations, social media, event planning or grant writing experience, or to hone your skills in these areas? Fill in this Volunteer Interest Profile so we can find the best way to tap into your talents. More questions? Please send an email to email@example.com.