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Your Time Matters.

It is said, the greatest gift you can give someone is your time. As a TAF volunteer, you have the ability to make real connections to our students and teachers.

With your help, we can get that much closer to educational equity, by providing the support needed to connect students with industry experiences and STEM skills. So, whether you’re looking for one-time or ongoing volunteer opportunities, know that your invested time is making Washington’s education a place where everyone wins.

Find Your Fit.

Flexible, one-time, and ongoing volunteer opportunities, for you.

STEM Expo Judge

Location: TAF@Saghalie 33914 19th Avenue SW, Federal Way, WA 98023
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

TAF is seeking volunteers to judge 6th – 12th grade student science experiments and engineering design projects at our annual STEM Expo. Students spend three months designing a project, collecting data and analyzing their findings to present to industry professionals like you. They are excited to share what they’ve learned and get feedback from community members and professionals in the field. Please join us for this day of information sharing and celebration at TAF@Saghalie in Federal Way.

Coding Instructor

TAF@Saghalie, Federal Way, WA
Dates: Based on Volunteer Availability

Teach students how to code through TAF@Saghalie’s Teacher Scientist Partnership (TSP) Program. Students will develop a portfolio of skills including UX research, wireframing, and a variety of code languages.

Mentor a Student

Location: TAF@Saghalie, Federal Way, WA (virtual option available)
Date(s): Starting Fall 2019

We’re looking for mentors that are willing to guide our students along the path of gaining a fulfilling and meaningful career in STEM. Mentors would commit to meeting in person (or via teleconferencing) at least once a month and answering questions or concerns students may have via email at least once a week.

One-Time Opportunities

STEM Expo Judge

Saturday, February 29, 2020 | TAF@Saghalie 33914 19th Avenue SW, Federal Way, WA 98023 | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

TAF is seeking volunteers to judge 6th – 12th grade student science experiments and engineering design projects at our annual STEM Expo. Students spend three months designing a project, collecting data and analyzing their findings to present to industry professionals like you. They are excited to share what they’ve learned and get feedback from community members and professionals in the field. Please join us for this day of information sharing and celebration at TAF@Saghalie in Federal Way.

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STEM Expo is an annual school-wide celebration of learning at TAF@Saghalie which showcases individual and group projects focused on various STEM topics that seek to find viable solutions to authentic community issues and problems.  Students are asked to address real world problems using the engineering design cycle or the scientific investigative process. Teams present their projects to local STEM experts and will demonstrate how their research has authentic applications and connections related to solving larger community issues or needs.

College Tour Connections

Do you have connections to a college or university that would allow TAF students to tour campuses in a unique and exciting way? If so, we need you! We’re always looking for opportunities to expose our students to higher education in a way that would allow them to picture themselves being part of the student community.

If you would you like to offer your connections to TAF students, please email volunteer@techaccess.org.

Ongoing Opportunities

Teacher Scientist Partnership - Teach Coding

October 2019 – June 2020 – TAF@Saghalie [Federal Way, WA]

 

Teach students how to code through TAF@Saghalie’s Teacher Scientist Partnership (TSP) Program. Students will develop a portfolio of skills including UX research, wireframing, and a variety of code languages. TSP teaches students to write software in the context of their existing middle and high school curriculum.

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After School Support

Tuesdays and Thursdays, January – February 2020

In addition to students working hard on their STEM Expo projects in classes, some students are seeking additional resources and support outside of the classroom. We are inviting professionals to share their knowledge about designing surveys, analyzing data, writing lab reports and more!

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STEM Expo is an annual school-wide celebration of learning at TAF@Saghalie which showcases individual and group projects focused on various STEM topics that seek to find viable solutions to authentic community issues and problems.  Students are asked to address real world problems using the engineering design cycle or the scientific investigative process. Teams present their projects to local STEM experts and will demonstrate how their research has authentic applications and connections related to solving larger community issues or needs.

Student Mentor

October 2019 – June 2020 – TAF@Saghalie [Federal Way, WA or via virtual visit]

We’re looking for mentors that are willing to guide our students along the path of gaining a fulfilling and meaningful career in STEM. Mentors would commit to meeting students in person (or via teleconferencing) at least once a month and answering questions or concerns students may have via email at least once a week.

Though our students at TAF@Saghalie range from 6-12th grade, many seniors are at a pivotal moment in their educational careers and are seeking positive guidance that could impact the rest of their lives. Individuals with strong SAT/ACT prep knowledge and those interested in mentoring seniors are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Have a question? Please direct all volunteer inquiries to volunteer@techaccess.org.

When I see one light up with curiosity, grab hold of an idea or concept, or find their own personal purpose in specific learning, I just want to feed a fire until that self-motivation keeps on going right by me.

Joy, TAF Volunteer