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Science ATL LOVES our volunteers.

Without our volunteers, we could not foster our city’s love of science or broaden access to science learning outside of school and across the metro area. We could not connect local scientists and engineers with teachers to ensure Atlanta’s children know that science is for everyone. We could not show students that STEM professionals are a diverse group of passionate adults who live and work in their neighborhoods (not just goofy men with white hair and jackets). Science ATL could not exist without the help of our hundreds of volunteers each year. 

If you would like to hear about upcoming volunteer opportunities, please sign up to receive our Volunteer Newsletter. 

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Volunteer Hub

We are thrilled to launch the The Science ATL Volunteer Hub – a way to connect STEM Professionals seeking volunteer opportunities with K-12 and Out-of-School educators seeking support from people working in STEM fields.

We believe that interactions with real scientists and engineers are essential for students to become and remain fascinated by STEM. We hope to simplify the process for both volunteers and educators so they can focus on building their partnerships. Because we know that representation matters in order to inspire all people to love and pursue science, we are working to ensure diverse representation among the STEM professionals volunteers we recruit.

Want to Volunteer?

Sign up here to receive our Quarterly Volunteer Newsletter that announces upcoming opportunities and shares volunteer stories.

Or click below to view and sign up for current and ongoing volunteer opportunities, posted as they become available. We will post opportunities specifically for STEM professionals to work with youth as well as general volunteering opportunities with Science ATL. After you sign up, your name and contact information will then be shared with the event organizer for further follow up with more details.

Need Volunteers?

We are no longer able to support requests for spring 2022.

Do you work with youth and want them to engage more with local STEM professionals? Science ATL would love to connect schools and youth programs with volunteers eager to share their science, technology, engineering and math stories and experiences.

Submit volunteer needs for upcoming events or initiatives at your school or out-of-school program. We will do our best to help you recruit STEM professionals. In order to best serve you, we request at least a 4 week lead time.

Volunteer Roles

School and Youth Program STEM Volunteers

STEM professionals visit metro area schools and other youth programs for career talks (including during ASF’s Imagining the Future Day), science fair judging, STEM night programs, and other opportunities to inspire students about STEM topics and careers.

Leadership Coaches

STEM professionals from industry and academia serve as coaches/mentors to middle and high school students in the Chief Science Officers program. Share your professional experiences and support students as they develop their own leadership skills. More info and application at the program webpage.

School Partner

STEM professionals from industry and academia partner with K-12 educators for a 1-year program of monthly classroom interactions in the STEM Professional School Partnership Program program. Applications due August 22, 2021.

Event Support

Assist with events across metro Atlanta occurring during the Atlanta Science Festival and throughout the year. Duties may include setup, cleanup, wayfinding, ushering, crowd control, administering evaluations, and distributing materials.

Event Marketing & Delivery

Distribute/post event materials throughout metro ATL for Science ATL events and/or Atlanta Science Festival. Deliver materials to partners. Requires vehicle and ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Discovery Docents

A pilot for trained volunteers to lead Discovery Walks in Cascade Springs Nature Preserve and City of Decatur. We hope to launch these Volunteer led walks in 2022! Stay Tuned.

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