Volunteer Information

Continuing Education and Outreach relies heavily on volunteers to run the STEM Exploration Day events. Each event includes typically 40 or more presenters and between 350-550 registrants.  This many people requires a well-organized and seamless program.  We need your help to be successful!  

Why Volunteer?

The STEM programs offer students an opportunity to engage in STEM and learn career opportunities available with an education in STEM. Volunteering supports this initiative.  In addition, you will be able to network with professionals, work with the community, and support a community program.

Volunteer Expectations

Each volunteer is asked to be timely, professional, and have a positive attitude while representing the university on behalf of Continuing Education and Outreach. Many attendees have never visited a university before, so we want to make the event a positive one.  Volunteers need to be committed at the time of sign up.  It is very important we have volunteers for each escorting slot, have workshop assistants helping presenters who need it, and have little worry about volunteers not showing up where assigned. 

Complimentary Items

Volunteers will be given a complimentary lunch and a t-shirt.  When signing up, please indicate your t-shirt size and if you want the lunch.  Lunch will be served from 11-11:45 a.m. in the Dreyfus University Laird room.   

Types of Volunteers



Attendees listen to a keynote presentation and lunch in the Dreyfus University Center Laird room and workshops are held in most of the academic buildings. Since students in attendance are minors, we need them to be escorted to these locations. Escorts will take groups of (typically) 15-30 students to each location. We ask that escorts carry a workshop sign and wear a white lab coat.  These are visual identifiers for the students to be able to locate you from a distance.  Plus, lab coats are really cool! 
Escorts with the most availability (those who can help all day or four or more slots) will be given first priority.

Workshop Helpers

Some presenters ask for volunteers to help within the workshops but there is no academic requirement to help out. We do our best to place you with a professional in your academic area of study.
Workshop helpers will be assigned to a workshop prior to the event and volunteers who can help for all three workshops will be given priority. You must be able to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the workshop you will assist in. You will not be contacted by the presenter prior to the workshop but will need to be on time and committed.

Event Helpers

The event on Friday, February 27, 2015 is expected to be large.  We may need a few individuals to help change over the Dreyfus University Laird room from the morning setup to the lunch setup.  This will involve moving tables and chairs around within the room, should require up to 5 people, and should take no more than 20 minutes. If you can assist in this area, please let us know on the sign up form COMMENTS area. If you also volunteer to escort, only escorts assigned to the Dreyfus University Center will be selected for this task. 

Sign up Form

Click here to sign up to volunteer at STEM Exploration Day for Girls on Friday, February 27, 2015.

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