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 or acting as a 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 (Wednesdays: 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 (Thursdays: 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

On-campus Guides- Twin Ports Teen Science Cafe (Friday October 28: 6 or 7:30 pm)

Guide high school campus through campus to attend an engaging "for teens, by teens" workshop. Sign up on the Canvas calendar. 

Halloween at the Planetarium (October 29: 5-8 pm)

Sign up to help lead fun spooky and magical activities for the general public in the hallway outside the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium. Costumes recommended.  


Check back for more upcoming events.