WHO CAN BE A VOLUNTEER?
We need High School/College students to volunteer at the camp.
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS TO BE A VOLUNTEER?
Volunteers ideally should have prior experience working with young kids. All volunteers should have basic computer skills and interest in STEM fields. Any experience in camp topics (Coding, 3D Printing, Digital Storytelling and STEM Art) would be a plus!
WOULD VOLUNTEERS BE PAID?
Volunteers will not be paid, but they will be given swags, certificate of appreciation, and be part of gift card drawing at the end of the program.
CAN YOU FILL OUT MY VOLUNTEER SERVICE HOURS?
Yes, we will be glad to fill out your paperwork for your community service hours.
CAN YOU WRITE US A RECOMMENDATION LETTER?
UH professors may write recommendation letters based on the performance of volunteers. Please inquire with camp director for details.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS FOR VOLUNTEERS?
Volunteers need to follow camp hours, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm every day for the duration of the camp.
DO I NEED TRAINING TO BE A VOLUNTEER?
Yes, it is mandatory to complete an online training on “Child Protection-Preventing sexual abuse and child molestation”. Additionally, there will be a training on how to work with young children and camp procedures for volunteers.
WHEN WILL I BE RECEIVING TRAINING? IS THERE ANY ORIENTATION DAY FOR VOLUNTEERS?
While you can take your “Child Protection” training online, we will have a face-to-face session in UH-Sugar Land on the last week of May. The date will be announced later. Volunteers will be asked to join this orientation session/training prior to start of the camp.
WHO WILL BE MY SUPERVISOR?
You will directly work with an undergraduate or graduate student, also called, Instructional Assistant and Mentor (IAM). The IAM will be your immediate supervisor. You will be assigned to a group of 5-6 elementary students led by Instructional Assistant and Mentor (IAM).
WHAT IS MY ROLE AS A VOLUNTEER?
Your primary role is to assist your IAM with instruction, helping and supervising kids in your group. IAM will be the ultimate responsible person and leader of your group.
CAN I BE ABSENT ON SOME DAYS?
You can be absent on some days as long as there is no regular pattern of absences. We do need regular attendance for the success of the camp. If absences occur, we would need to find another volunteer to replace you.