MASS STEM WEEK 2023

Volunteering with Kids in Tech

Volunteer  Opportunities

Kids in Tech strives to excite, educate, and empower children to acquire skills and confidence in technology through interactive after-school programs. Our programs focus on helping kids develop the necessary tech skills and aptitudes to participate in and be future leaders of the 21st-century innovation economy. When you volunteer with Kids in Tech you are making an impact on future tech innovators from underserved communities while demonstrating your commitment to cultivating a diverse pipeline of young tech talent.

After-School Tech Club Volunteer

Volunteer with one of our Tech Clubs in person as a mentor and role model to inspire students in their pursuit of technology and computer science skills. As a volunteer Tech Club Instructor, you will; 

  • Support the Tech Club Staff Instructor in providing engaging student lessons and follow-up activities.
  • Work with students in small groups or one-on-one settings.
  • Create long-lasting relationships with students and KIT staff.

Time commitment: We ask for a 4-week commitment of once or twice a week (for 1 hour each session) to allow time to build relationships. Of course, you can also extend your time too! 

Location: At one of our partner schools or community organizations in Lowell or Boston.

Days/times: Between 3-6 pm Monday-Thursday.

Career Speaker

There’s often a gap in children’s knowledge about what careers are available in the real world which is why we invite professionals to speak to our Clubs! Come visit our Clubs and share your education and career path, interesting details about your current work and lead the students through a short activity related to your industry. Kids in Tech will provide you with a presentation template, can support you in designing your activity, and are in the room to support you! 

Time commitment: One-hour in-person or virtual commitment for your presentation, Q&A, and activity with additional prep time needed for your presentation and activity.

Location: At one of our partner schools or community organizations in Lowell or Boston.

Days/times: Between 3-6 pm Monday-Thursday.

Field Trip Host

Field Trips can be STEM or technology companies, universities, local businesses, municipal entities, or other kinds of organizations—anywhere technology plays a large part in daily operations. Our students love visiting labs, looking at equipment, and seeing what they have learned in the classroom translated into the real world. 

Kids in Tech brings an After-School Tech Club class (approximately 10-15 students) to your site for a tour, for the kids to see and hear directly from people in your organization how tech is used in the workplace. In addition to the tour, we ask that you prepare an activity for the students to create, move, build, etc. in the form of a hands-on demo, a scavenger hunt, or a game. Kids in Tech staff will collaborate with you to coordinate all of the details. 

Time commitment: One to two hours for the tour, activity & Q&A. 

Location: At your company, university, lab etc.

Days/times: Between 3-6 pm Monday-Thursday.

Job Shadow Day

Host Tech Club students at your office to show them firsthand what it is like to work in a STEM or technology field. Kids in Tech staff will support you with all of the logistics and provide transportation for the students. 

The student(s) will accompany you throughout the day as you explain the various tasks and projects that you are working on. You will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations, share personal experiences and insights related to your profession, and answer the students’ questions. 

Time commitment: This is a three-hour engagement and ideally at least one follow-up post-shadow touchpoint to answer additional questions or provide further guidance if needed.

Location: At your company, university, lab etc…

Days: During school break(s) in February (Feb 19-23, 2024) and April April 15-19, 2024.

Mass STEM Week

Kids in Tech holds events to celebrate Massachusetts STEM Week (held annually in October). We offer a variety of opportunities to volunteer. Volunteer activities include;

  • Assist in setting up event spaces including student activities and/or food stations
  • Welcome event attendees 
  • Assist Kids in Tech Staff as they facilitate student activities
  • Travel with one specific group of students
  • Run an activity station with other volunteers
  •  Assist in managing lines, transitions, and activity turnovers
  • Help with break down and clean up after the event

This is a one-day, in-person commitment with some time needed before the event for planning and communication.

Customized Employee Engagement

We can work with you to customize volunteer opportunities for your employees!

All volunteers agree to the following:

  • Undergo CORI/SORI background check
  • Participate in related Kids in Tech volunteer onboarding and/or training activities
  • Maintain confidentiality of all student information, including photographs
  • Professional representation of Kids in Tech

Contact us to volunteer

Contact Nyah or Chaeblli at info@kidsintech.org if you are interested in any of these opportunities
or have any other ideas about how you can support Kids in Tech.  You can also fill out the VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM here. 

Help Kids in Tech today and create a brighter, more diverse tomorrow.

Many companies double or triple their employees’ charitable contributions through matching gift programs and/or offer  workplace giving campaigns.

Inquire at your company about opportunities to multiply the impact of your gift to Kids in Tech.