Tech Trek Washington 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 each Tech Trek “camp”. 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 these efforts. All volunteers will receive room and board on campus, mileage to/from home/campus and a small stipend.
Job descriptions listed below. Applications for Dorm Monitors, Health Aide, Student Counselors, Teachers and Workshop Presenters for the camps are being accepted now. Use the Volunteer Interest Form at the bottom of this page please.
In February Application packets will be sent for each specific position after you contact us.
Student Counselor candidates must be age 16 by January of the camp year. Dorm Monitors and Health Aides must be at least 21 years old.
Dorm Monitors are responsible for a small group of Tech Trek campers, provide emotional support, and respond to campers’ questions and concerns throughout the week.
Each Dorm Monitor will have a ‘dorm group’ of seven to ten girls. Dorm monitors will hold daily meetings with their dorm groups and keep track of their whereabouts throughout the day. They will accompany girls to campus activities and field trips and will be in charge of the enforcement of camp rules and policies.
Student counselors are high school (age 16 by January 1) or college student volunteers who assist teachers, Dorm Monitors and the Camp Director during the week of Tech Trek camp with activities, field trips, material preparation and general camper needs.
Student counselors will be paired with a Dorm Monitor and help supervise campers throughout the day and assist camp staff with classes and other activities. They will help to provide a safe environment, monitor campers, ensure they are where they need to be, and act as a role models for the campers by demonstrating a warm, positive outlook and attitude as well as an excitement for STEM.
Teachers will provide a STEM core class (3 hours/day for 4 days) and lead a 1 to 2 hour workshops for 12- and 13-year-old girls during the week of Tech Trek camp.
Classes should include stimulating hands-on activities and STEM-focused coursework. Students may work on cumulative projects throughout the week or have a different project each day. Teachers should have multiple years of teaching experience in a STEM field and be prepared to encourage and appreciate student effort and act as role models.
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 camper’s health 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 one (or more) 90-minute workshop to campers during the week of Tech Trek. Workshops are normally repeated in multiple sessions/on multiple days so that all campers can participate.
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.
Interested in volunteering at Tech Trek this summer? Use the form below to contact us.