Be A Scientist Project: Volunteer Opportunity
Be A Scientist project: Inspire 7th graders to discover their inner scientist! We invite UC Berkeley graduate students, post-docs, and motivated 3rd/4th year undergrads to take part in Be A Scientist (BAS), a unique science outreach program in Berkeley middle schools! As a volunteer BAS mentor, you will guide 7th graders through the process of designing and conducting their own, individual scientific investigations. This is a wonderful opportunity to serve as a STEM role model and enhance critical thinking skills of students while developing your communication skills and gaining hands-on broader impacts experience in science education and outreach. Plus, it is a lot of fun!
We are looking for volunteers for our spring sessions:
Spring 2019 Session 3 will take place at Longfellow Middle School (January 29 – March 12). Spanish-language mentors needed for 5th and 6th periods!
Spring 2019 Session 4 will take place at King Middle School (March 14/15 – May 2/3, with gap weeks for BUSD/UCB Spring Breaks March 28/April 4).
Mentor responsibilities are:
- attend one mandatory 2-hr Training Session (on-campus trainings are offered in the two weeks before the start of each session – dates/times/locations are on our Sign uppage)
- attend one school lab period each week for the 6 or 7-week program (find program dates & class schedule here)
- guide a small group of 4-6 student mentees through the process of developing testable questions, designing appropriate experiments and gathering, analyzing data and presenting their data. Each student in your group will have the opportunity to choose an independent scientific question of their own based on their own interests
NOTE: student experiments are done in class once a week; the BAS program provides all materials for student projects and in-class support for mentors.
To sign up go to our Sign up page.
To learn more, visit: www.crscience.org/volunteers/BeAScientist
Questions? Contact Darlene at BASprogram@crscience.org
Sign up TODAY! to make an impact on future scientists, engineers, and critical thinkers!
Rising Sun Center: Volunteer Opportunity
East Bay Community Energy: Friends of EBCE
will then send you a webinar recording in order to get you trained on the need-to-know
information about EBCE. After watching the webinar and signing a release waiver, you are
ready to attend events and join our awesome team of Friends of EBCE! No time commitment
required, simply come to events when you can and we will keep you up-to-date on key
information about EBCE.
Transform: Volunteer Opportunities
Here are some projects we depend on help from volunteers for:
- Photo shoots: volunteer models needed to walk around BART stations and rent bike share bikes (see details here)
- Events: registration, event set-up/break-down
- Mailing parties: stamping, stuffing, and writing notes for our annual fundraising appeal letter
- Communications: data entry & audience research
- Research: compiling data on parking, traffic, air quality and more
MLK Day of Service: City of Oakland’s Adopt a Spot Volunteer Program
17th Annual Oakland MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 21, 2019
Volunteer groups and individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to join Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service volunteer projects throughout Oakland, Monday, January 21 2019. Thousands of volunteers will participate in Oakland, and nationwide.
Oakland will host outdoor service projects to clean, green, and beautify parks, open spaces, and neighborhoods; as well as indoor service projects such as food pantry assistance.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is sponsored by Service for Peace and The Corporation for National and Community Service. Service for Peace has organized this annual event in Oakland since 2003.
Volunteers are asked to bring water, and wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate gear. MLK Day is a rain or shine event.
To sign up as a site coordinator, register here!
To find volunteer locations, register as a group, or for more information go to www2.oaklandnet.com/mlkday.