CU Science Discovery provides a number of volunteer opportunities for people interested in working in K-12 STEM education outreach. Throughout the year, we offer a number of student enrichment programs and community outreach events. These offerings include:

  • Homeschool classes during regular school hours
  • Afterschool classes, both in school settings and at SEEC
  • Full-day classes on BVSD days off and holiday breaks
  • Hour-long classroom presentations at schools throughout Boulder and Denver metro areas
  • Teacher professional development
  • Summer camps and high school classes
  • Free community events at various locations, including SEEC, local libraries, community partner locations, and more!

Science Discovery welcomes volunteer interest in all areas. Please contact Tim Ogino via email to get connected. 

High School STEM Crew

Science Discovery offers high school students volunteer opportunities to assist with K-8 summer camps, community outreach events or behind-the-scenes administrative work. STEM Crew team members gain valuable experience in:

  • Classroom settings working with campers, undergraduate teaching assistants, instructors and Science Discovery staff 
  • Working with community partners and the general public at evening and weekend outreach events 
  • Developing interpersonal and administrative skills within an office environment 

STEM Crew team members are selected through a competitive application process.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 14 years of age by May 1, 2022 and no older than a senior in high school.
  • STEM Crew team members must commit to scheduled shifts. Shifts will occur Monday-Friday for approximately 7 hours each day (with a minimum of 20 hours/week), based upon applicants’ availability.
  • Volunteers are required to attend a 2-3-hour training session (date TBD, and will be provided upon acceptance to the program). If a volunteer fails to attend the required training for any reason, they will be removed from the program. 

Expectations for STEM Crew Team Members:

  • STEM Crew members are expected to arrive on time and prepared for each shift for which they are scheduled.
  • They are required to adhere to the CU Science Discovery dress code, attendance and behavior policies.
  • All cell phones are to be stowed during volunteer hours unless the volunteer task requires use of a cell phone.
  • Volunteer opportunities with CU Science Discovery consists of working with CU instructors, graduate and undergraduate students, scientists, children ages 5-13 and parents. As such, professionalism is expected at all times.

Application Process:

  • STEM Crew Volunteer applications are due by March 31, 2022.
  • ​Applicants are required to submit a resume and letter of recommendation. 
  • All items must be submitted by the application deadline for full consideration.

If you have questions regarding the STEM Crew program requirements, application process or other volunteer opportunites contact Thia Munoz via email