Get Involved.

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.

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

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.

Industry Day

December 11, 2019 – TAF@Saghalie [Federal Way, WA]

TAF is looking for volunteers to help 6-12th grade students to explore potential STEM Expo project topics, talk about their career paths, and answer questions about authentic issues within their work. If you are interested but cannot physically make it to the school, we can work with you to set up video conferences with students.

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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.

Project Proposals

We are calling at STEM professionals into school on this day to provide our students with authentic feedback that they can implement before showcasing their work to their families and community!

Before students start really digging in and collecting data, we would like to offer them an additional opportunity to get feedback and make changes, like in industry, before getting to their final presentation at our STEM Expo. During this time, students present what they have researched and brainstormed so far to teachers and industry professionals. Students then receive feedback on the final judging rubric based on their plans and what they can improve on before they actually start collecting data. Proposals must include the problem they are seeking to solve, the primary solution they think is most viable and are going to collect data on, the data they plan to collect and a general timeline of their project. 

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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.

STEM Expo Judge

Saturday, February 29, 2020 – TAF@Saghalie, Federal Way, WA

 

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 and Career Fair

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

 

Every year, we at TAF@Saghalie 6th-12th host a College and Career Fair for all our students. This enriching experience helps our young people envision their future success in college and beyond–starting as early as 6th grade, all the way through their senior year, when our students are making vital decisions about their post-graduate futures. The Fair is an essential part of our school’s mission to prepare our students for post-secondary success.

TAF@Saghalie is a unique public school in Federal Way, Washington, serving a highly diverse student population by preparing our students for postsecondary success through STEM-centered project-based learning. We believe all our students can thrive and grow in college, STEM industries, and beyond.

We want to invite YOU and your institution, corporation, or college readiness organization to host a table at this year’s 2019 TAF@Saghalie College and Career Fair.

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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