Volunteer at STEM Starters
When: September 21st, 1 pm-3 pm (Physics), October 19th, November 9th.
Where: Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute (609 West 129th Street), Education Lab (ground floor).
STEM Starters is an outreach program run by Columbia University graduate students passionate about teaching STEM topics to middle and high school students. Every month, scientists and students gather together for an afternoon of experiments in different fields.
If you want to mingle and have fun while sharing your knowledge and passion with kids contact STEM Starters. For more information, check their webpage.
Volunteer with CUNO at Citizen Schools
When: Multi-visit program for this Fall semester (10 weeks).
Where: East Harlem.
CUNO (Columbia University Neuroscience Outreach) is seeking volunteers to participate in the after-school program Citizen Schools. All the lessons are already planned out and supplies are given, so except for some prep you can mostly show up and teach (or feel free to change the lessons in any way you want). A Citizen Schools teacher is there the whole time, so it ‘s an easy way to start teaching if you have no previous experience.
This semester we will be pairing with a school in East Harlem – either Renaissance School of the Arts or P.S./I.S 157 Benjamin Franklin. The class day will be determined depending on volunteer availability, with the options being Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 4:15- 5:40pm.
The first day of apprenticeships will be in the week of September 30th; the Apprenticeship Pitch Fairs will take place the week of September 16th, and the Apprenticeship Design Training will be the week of September 23rd, and The WOW!s (poster session) will take place the week of December 16th.
If you think you might be interested in volunteering or have questions, please email [email protected] or [email protected] and they will get back to you with some more information!
[Please keep in mind if you decide to volunteer for this you have to commit to teaching all the sessions. If you need to miss one that is ok as long as you communicate it to the other volunteer(s) and teacher, but in general you must be available for the whole session.]