Middle and high school volunteers can share their STEM knowledge with younger elementary and middle school children and obtain a certificate of completion and official Bright Futures community service hours log sign-off after your session. Event Sessions are conducted online via Webex/Zoom or in-person, and they are around 1.5 hours long; which equates to 5 volunteering hours including preparation time. Also, check-out other ways to share and earn hours.
See our past volunteers.
Pick a STEM related topic that you think you are good at and would like to share. Some popular topics include Scratch Programming, Lego Robotics, Chess, 3D Design, Math, etc.
Select a time window that will works well with your schedule and also the attendees. Usually, 90 minutes on a weekend afternoon (e.g. 3pm Sunday) tends to work best. Let us know via email STEMShareKids@Gmail.com when ready and we will create and publish a registration page link on our website.
Once the event is published, we will help you with sending an invite to our subscribers. Additionally, as the event leader, we encourage you to also get the word out for participants to sign up online.
After participants register on our website, we send a calendar invite that includes a link to a virtual collaboration tool like Zoom or Webex. Meanwhile, we encourage you to outline the curriculum and be prepared for running the event.
Start with introductions and objectives. Keep close track of the time as you run the live event. Keep it interactive, fun, and engaging for the participating students. Wrap up the event with the key takeaways and learning. Time management is key!
After the event, we will reach out to the attending participants and encourage them to provide their feedback and reviews online.
After your STEM Share session is delivered, we will provide you a certificate of completion and sign-off on your volunteer hours log. Usually, sessions are conducted online via Webex or Zoom and they go for around 1.5 hours; which equates to 5 volunteering hours including preparation time. Based on our past events, we have seen that it takes at least 2 to 3 hours to prepare material for an event plus additional 1 to 2 hours to facilitate the registration and communication with the attendees.
Click below to download the Volunteer Community Service Log Form where you can track your hours for approval.
Every 1.5 hours session of sharing your STEM topic corresponds to 5 hours of volunteer work due to the preparation time involved.
Share your STEM knowledge with younger kids via an online blog on our website. Every published blog earns 4 volunteer hours.
It takes 3 easy steps: 1) Write It 2) Email It to Us 3) We Publish It
Share your STEM knowledge with younger kids via an online videos on our channels. Every published video earns 1 volunteer hour per minute of the video.
It takes 3 easy steps: 1) Make It 2) Email It to Us 3) We Publish It