External Outreach Opportunities

  • Skype a Scientist connects scientists with students and the public to engage in real life work. They run livestream events that allow public Q&A forums, making everyday science more accessible. For more information see: https://www.skypeascientist.com/
  • Champaign County Forest Preserve has opened a couple of their interpretive centers for anyone looking to get some volunteer action. They have opportunities to work with school groups, public programs, and museum tours and collections. For more information see: https://www.ccfpd.org/Museum-Education/Education-Volunteers
  • Urbana Park District runs school programs that rely on volunteers to lead nature activities and encourage appreciation of the outdoors. For more information see: https://www.urbanaparks.org/get-involved/volunteer/
  • Project READ is looking for new volunteers to help tutor with basic reading, basic math, or English as a second language. Introduction sessions and tutoring opportunities are currently being run via Zoom. For more information see: https://cuvolunteer.org/opportunities/2387
  • Sci Fund is offering free, online, self-guided classes to improve scientific outreach skills, including social media presence, video storytelling, and creating academic posters. For more information see: https://scifundchallenge.org/scifund-classes/
  • Anyone who is currently working with children and needs assistance explaining the intricacies of Covid19, ACM has provided a list of resources here: https://childrensmuseums.org/about/covid-19

Check out the Outreach Opportunities sub-tab for an updated list! https://www.life.illinois.edu/geeb/opportunities/