Volunteer

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.

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.   All volunteers will receive room and board on campus as well as a stipend.

| Dorm Monitor | Student Counselor | Teacher | Health Aide | Workshop Presenter |

Dorm Monitor

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 Counselor

Student counselors are prior Camp Hopper attendees who are 16 or older at the time of camp.  They assist teachers, Dorm Monitors and the Camp Directors during the week of Tech Trek.  7-9 girls are chosen, with several of those having served as counselor in a previous year.

Student Counselors supervise campers throughout the day and assist camp staff with classes and all other activities.  They provide a safe environment by helping monitor campers, ensuring they are where they need to be, and acting as role models for the campers by demonstrating a warm, positive outlook and attitude, as well as an excitement for STEM.

To apply, please submit the Volunteer Form below by February 24, 2018.  You will be emailed a Job Description and Application Packet.  The application will be due back by March 2nd.  At the present time we accept applications by mail (USPS) only.

Teacher

Teachers will provide a STEM core class (3 hours/day for 4 days) 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.

Health Aide

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 Presenter

Workshop Presenters present one three-hour workshop 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.

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