Tech Trek Florida uses volunteers with a commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education to assist with activities, field trips, and general camper needs during the week of camp. Volunteering with Tech Trek is a great way to get involved in helping girls discover their potential in STEM. Tech Trek is staffed almost entirely by volunteers, and is unable to take place without volunteer efforts.
Student counselors are college student volunteers who assist teachers, Dorm Monitors and the Camp Director during the week of Tech Trek camp with activities, field trips, material preparation and general camper needs.
Student counselors will supervise campers throughout the day and assist camp staff with classes and other activities. They will help to provide a safe environment, monitor campers, ensure they are where they need to be, and act as a role models for the campers by demonstrating a warm, positive outlook and attitude as well as an excitement for STEM.
Teachers will provide a STEM core class (3 hours/day for 4 days) for 12- and 13-year-old girls during the week of Tech Trek camp.
Classes should include stimulating hands-on activities and STEM-focused coursework. Students may work on cumulative projects throughout the week or have a different project each day. Teachers should have multiple years of teaching experience in a STEM field and be able to create interesting and challenging classes. They should be prepared to encourage and appreciate student effort and act as role model.
The Health Aide provides basic medical support as needed and is the first line of medical support for campers. The Health Aide should be highly organized and comfortable discussing medical needs of campers, prepared for all medical issues that might arise during camp activities. Not needed in 2021.
Health Aides will be on call 24 hours a day for the duration of camp and be able to respond immediately to health needs. They will keep records of campers’ medical information and be familiar with any potential health issues listed in their history. Health Aides will also hold ‘clinic hours’ during the week. Applicants for this position should have extensive nurse’s training, be a senior nursing student, or a retired nurse with updated training.
Workshop Presenters teach a one and half hour workshop four afternoons during the week of Tech Trek. Each workshop will be attended by a different group of girls.
Workshop presenters should be organized, prepared, and have a disposition that reflects excitement for Tech Trek and STEM learning. They should have a good reputation in their workplaces, schools, or communities as an involved STEM practitioner or educator and the ability to create and conduct a virtual workshop.
Would you like to volunteer at Tech Trek 2021 this summer and are interested in any of these staff positions? Contact Sue Slone, Camp Coordinator. Please contact Sue if you have any questions.