Volunteer opportunities include tutoring math or science virtually or in-person, teaching coding, or even running engineering challenges!

At Build Your World, volunteers will get to work with kids from different communities and teach them different aspects of STEM. 

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*Please note that volunteer waitlists depend on how many volunteers our partners need at any given time

TUTORING

 

What will you do?

As a volunteer, you will help students with their homework, schoolwork, and possibly teach them new things. The Build Your World subjects to tutor are math and science at elementary and middle school levels. Depending on what grade you are in, we will partner you with a kid that will have work you will be sure to understand.

Time commitment: 45 minutes - 1 hour every week

What do you have to know?

Tutors must be in grades 8th - 12th or a rising 8th grader if you are tutoring over the summer. You must be comfortable with math and/or science at the middle school level. 

Once you are signed up to volunteer and a student becomes available, you will be emailed the name and grade of your student and what subject and level you will help them succeed in.

 

What will you do?

As a volunteer, you will follow Build Your World's curriculum of project code with talking points. You will be responsible for going over all the points and explaining the code. You will help answer questions, show your code, and make learning fun! ALL LESSONS WILL BE DONE WITH PROCESSING, a free program, using the java language.

Time Commitment: Varies depending on event - contact us for more information

What do you have to know?

You must know a range of topics, such as 

  • Drawing with the coordinate plane

  • Using for loops

  • Using if statements

  • Smooth motion (adding a variable to another to make a shape move)

  • Using a variable to create 'game states' (if(state == 0) *code for intro* if(state == 1) *code for game*, etc)

  • Classes

Once you are signed up to volunteer and a possible student/class becomes available, you will be emailed the code for all the possible projects you might teach, along with further directions on how to prepare.

ENGINEERING

 

What will you do?

As a volunteer, you will follow Build Your World's curriculum of projects and talking points. You will be responsible for going over all the points and explaining the science behind each project. You will help answer questions, build models, and make learning fun! 

Time Commitment: Varies depending on event - contact us for more information

What do you have to know?

Topic points will cover a range of topics, such as 

  • Buoyancy

  • Leverage

  • Different forces (magnetic, tension, compression, normal, gravity, etc.)

  • Thrust

  • Energy transfer

*Note: A formal list will be provided with talking points depending on what our partners need.

Once you are signed up to volunteer and the opportunity becomes available, you will be emailed the topics for all the possible projects you might teach, along with further directions on how to prepare.