Tech Trek is looking for volunteers with a commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education who will assist with activities, field trips, and general camper needs during the week of Tech Trek. Week-long volunteers need to be AAUW members, however, if you are a woman in a STEM industry living in the Fresno area, we are always looking for guest speakers.
Volunteering with Tech Trek is a great way to get involved in helping girls discover their potential in STEM. Tech Trek is staffed almost entirely by volunteers, and couldn’t be done without volunteer efforts.
| Dorm Mom | Counselor | Core Teacher | Camp Nurse |Volunteer Form |
Workshop Presenter | Volunteer Form |
Dorm Moms (or Dorm Aunt or Sister if you prefer) are responsible for a small group of Tech Trek campers during the week of camp. They provide emotional support, keep track of campers’ whereabouts, and accompany their campers to all activities while enforcing camp rules and procedures. All dorm moms will be assigned a former campers as a counselor who will assist her throughout the week.
Student counselors are former campers who assist teachers, dorm moms, and the director in a variety of ways during camp. In particular, counselors act as role models for younger campers by being welcoming and demonstrating a positive and excited attitude. Most counselors are assigned to a dorm group who they get to know throughout the week, although some counselors are considered floaters who help out where necessary.
Teachers will provide a STEM core class (12 hours during the week) during camp. Classes include stimulating hands-on activities focused on a STEM field. Teachers may also be asked to lead a lab during the week, which is a shorter glimpse at a particular STEM field. Teachers should have multiple years’ experience in a STEM field.
The Health Aide provides basic medical support as needed and is the first line of medical support for campers. The Health Aide should be highly organized and comfortable discussing medical needs of campers, prepared for all medical issues that might arise during camp activities.
Health Aides will be on call 24 hours a day for the duration of camp and be able to respond immediately to health needs. They will keep records of campers’ medical information and be familiar with any potential health issues listed in their history. Health Aides will also hold ‘clinic hours’ during the week. Applicants for this position should have extensive nurse’s training, be a senior nursing student, or a retired nurse with updated training.
Workshop Presenters present a two to three hour lab to campers during the week of Tech Trek.
Workshop presenters should be organized, prepared, and have a disposition that reflects excitement for Tech Trek and STEM learning. They should have a good reputation in their workplaces, schools, or communities as an involved STEM practitioner or educator and role model.
If you would like to inquire about opportunities to volunteer at Tech Trek Fresno, please use the form below to contact us.