Volunteer Opportunities

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:

  • Tutoring
  • 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.


Volunteer Activities

We use a Canvas course for training and volunteer sign-ups. Contact us to discuss opportunities or to learn more!

Off campus

After-School Tutoring- Denfeld High School (Tuesdays: 3:30-5:30 weekly)

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. Sign up on the Canvas calendar. 

Homework Help- Lincoln Park Middle School (Wednesdays: 3:15-4:30 weekly)

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. Sign up on the Canvas calendar. 

On campus

STEM Discovery Day (Saturday March 19)

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. Sign up on the Canvas calendar. 

Astronomy Day (April 9: 6-10 pm)

Help lead fun hands-on activities for the general public at Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium Astronomy Day held each spring semester. Contact Jessica Rogers ([email protected]for details and to sign up.  


Check back for more upcoming events.