What do volunteers do?
You may volunteer for as little as a one hour session or as often as once a week.
We want to know what works best for you so we can design an experience that helps you build your resume and ensures your time is well spent.
We offer a wide range of opportunities:
- Leading activities or demonstrations
- Assisting with tours or events
- Serving as a science fair judge and/or acting as a peer mentor for young students
We host a lot of events on campus too, so you may be able to help with a one-day event like STEM Discovery Day or Astronomy Day.
After-School Tutoring- Denfeld High School (ongoing)
UMD students provide after-school tutoring and mentoring at as part of the Denfeld After School Happenings (DASH) program. Volunteers need to fill out a Denfeld application at least a week in advance of tutoring for a background check. Carpooling available.
Homework Help- Lincoln Park Middle School (ongoing)
Offer academic support and positive adult mentoring in a culturally responsive setting. Volunteers need to fill out a Lincoln Park application at least a week in advance of tutoring for a background check. Carpooling available.
STEM Discovery Day
Our signature SCSE outreach event is a fun-filled day with hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities designed for middle and high school students here at UMD. Volunteers are needed for a variety of help such as group leaders, sign-in, and bus guides. Group leaders are provided a free lunch.
Help lead fun hands-on activities for the general public at Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium Astronomy Day held each spring semester. A light meal is provided for activity leaders.
Check back for more upcoming events.