TAF volunteers make an immeasurable difference in the lives of students.
And you don’t have to be a STEM professional to make a difference!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Want to help kindergartners learn about their environment? TAF needs YOU!
Boze Elementary – Tacoma, WA (volunteers needed now!)
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Interested in being a Lego League mentor for elementary students? TAF needs YOU!
Boze Elementary – Tacoma, WA (volunteers needed now!)
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Are you a STEM professional looking to make a difference? Be a TAF mentor!
TAF@Saghalie – Federal Way, WA
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Help students improve by being a STEM Expo judge and participating in Industry Week!
TAF@Saghalie – Federal Way, WA

The STEM Expo is an annual school-wide event that showcases individual and group projects focused on various STEM topics. Students will be asked to address real-world problems using the engineering design cycle or the scientific investigative process. Teams will present their projects to local STEM experts (you!) and will demonstrate how their research has authentic applications and connections related to solving larger community issues or needs.
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If interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Sade Britt, Development Associate at sadeb@techaccess.org. If you’d like to get a headstart, please fill out the application on this page, a prerequisite for volunteering here at TAF.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Adopt a Classroom  a cool way to get involved if you don’t have a ton of time on your hands, but you have a group of friends or co-workers who want to volunteer with you. You form a team and take turns rotating as classroom assistants (see above). This opportunity will provide you and your friends with an endless number of conversation topics after hours.

Teacher-Scientist Partners are typically STEM professionals whose skill set matches something students are working on at TAF@Saghalie. You’ll work with students (and teachers) regularly, helping them make connections between what they’re learning in the classroom and what they’ll use it for in the real world. If you’ve thought it would be cool to be a teacher but you couldn’t live with the salary, this is your chance to make a rewarding commitment.

Being a Teacher-Scientist Partner requires us to have a relationship with your company; some of our company partners even let you work on this during your work day.

Mentors meet with a TAF@Saghalie student once per month to help them with homework, college prep and applications, and more. The only requirement (besides the background check!) is that you’re a college grad yourself.

Organizational Supporters help us out by doing stuff like:

  • Event planning
  • Translating (Amharic, Arabic, Mandarin/Cantonese, Vietnamese)
  • Donor or curriculum research
  • Photography or videography
  • Office admin support
  • Insert your skill here!

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