Calling all STEM volunteers!
No matter what your skill set, we’re always happy to hear from new volunteers! TAME programs rely on the dedication and imagination of volunteers like you. To find specific opportunities in your area, contact your local TAME Chapter. Across the state, we welcome volunteers to:
- Guide students through hands-on STEM exhibits at a local Trailblazer visit
- Volunteer at your local STEM Competition
- Provide support for your local TAME Club
- Organize a Family STEM Event in your area
- Join your local TAME Chapter
- Donate to support TAME programs across Texas
Virtual Volunteer Opportunities in 2021
State STEM Competition Volunteer
TAME’s all-virtual State STEM Competition launches April 24th and we need Virtual Volunteers to make it great! Pitch in for a 3-hour shift and inspire future STEM professionals throughout the state of Texas.
- Virtual State STEM Competition on April 24th
- No special experience or equipment needed
- Need a computer or phone camera & a good internet connection
- Training included during the volunteer shift
We’re looking for single-day volunteers for our State STEM Competition on April 24th. Because the competition takes place virtually, you can inspire and support TAME Students from anywhere.
- Engineering Design Challenge Judges (10:00am – 1:00pm) – Work directly with a team of students as they tackle an engineering challenge, and evaluate their teamwork, creativity, and results. Training materials will be made available before the event, and we’ll have a Q&A period and training on how to use the online scoresheet the day of the Competition.
- Check-in Volunteers (9:00 – 10:15am) – Check-in students and chaperones and help them get into the event.
TAME will provide access to the event; all you need is a good internet connection, a computer or device with a camera, and an interest in mentoring the next generation of STEM achievers.
Sign up for a volunteer slot using the button below!
10-Second Video Selfie
Share a 10-second video selfie with the below script to help inspire the next generation of STEM professionals!
Share your name, your TAME Club, hometown, what you majored in (or what you’re currently studying) and if you’ve graduated, tell us what you do with your STEM degree. For our bilingual alumni, you can also record a second message in Spanish if you like. Two examples:
- “Hi, I’m Katherine Johnson from the Leland Melvin HS TAME Club in Houston, Texas. I majored in Mathematics at the University of Texas and work for NASA as a Research Mathematician where I get to calculate the flight paths of spacecraft.”
- “Hey y’all, I’m Poe Dameron from the STEM Hotshots TAME Club in Presidio, Texas. I’m majoring in Aeronautical Engineering at Texas A&M University and I want to work as a pilot for the US Airforce.”
HOW TO SEND: Email or upload video clips to your preferred cloud server (Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive etc.) and share access to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAME will share the clips to inspire TAME students across Texas in videos and social media.
Virtual Visits & Videos with STEM Role Models
A glimpse into a virtual TAME Club meeting: “We had 17 attendees at our first online meeting for the PHS chapter of TAME. Our 2 guest speakers were Taylor Johnson, biomedical engineering graduate of UT Austin (currently studying for PhD in engineering education) and Gaby Ramirez, petroleum engineering graduate of Colorado School of Mines. A GREAT start for our year!” – From Dixie Ross, TAME Club Co-Sponsor of Pflugerville HS, @PflugervilleISD
- STEM role models invited to connect virtually with K-12 TAME Clubs
- Volunteers may pre-record 5-30 min video or connect on Zoom
- Share your story, lead an activity, do a STEM demonstration, offer a Q&A
- One-time commitment
- Signups opening soon!
TAME offers a support system that matches first-year college students with coaches, or Mentors, from TAME’s network of STEM professionals.
TAME Mentorships help our students have the support they need to succeed during their crucial first year in college. We’ve found that the most successful mentorships center on the human experience of entering college and all the complex feelings that it brings.
Most Mentees are first-generation college-bound students or economically disadvantaged students who may not have support systems that have experience with higher education. Many times, Mentees simply need encouragement or information about how to navigate college, classes, finals, financial aid, and more. Mentors and Mentees will decide together what works best for their mentorship.
- Meet with your mentee 15-20 mins every other week for 4 months
- Connect with first-year TAME college students via email, zoom, or phone
- Signups coming soon!