Volunteer

Opportunities To Volunteer With iPraxis

Working in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related discipline? You can inspire a new generation of students! Whether you can spare a few hours a week or just a few hours a year, you can make a difference in a student’s future!

Our approximately 100 science and technology volunteers, “Scienteers," are students, post-docs, scientists, engineers, and more!  However, you don’t have to be an expert to sign-up. If you have a passion for anything STEM related and want to share that with the youth of Philadelphia, then you can still become a Scienteer!

Our Scienteers represent all racial, ethnic, and age groups in Philadelphia, and are united by a similar mission: to share their experience, knowledge, and skills with students who have had little or no exposure to science and technology.

​By sharing first hand knowledge of cutting-edge developments in the sciences, Scienteers educate and motivate students to become the science leaders of tomorrow. Our scienteers participate in projects such as science fair mentoring and judging, guest teaching, and community events.

WHEN YOU OR YOUR TEAM IS/ARE INTERESTED IN SIGNING UP TO VOLUNTEER....

Please call Volunteer Manager Bill Shorts at (215) 605-3279, who will email you a link to our most recent volunteer slideshow, and present it remotely to you and your team.

Also, kindly register by first clicking the green button the the right.

 

We hope that you're doing well! It's science fair time here at iPraxis! We would like to invite you to join us in judging our student's science fair projects for the fall! Our students (ranging from grades 6-8) at Cook and Hardy have been busy since last month working on these projects and are looking forward to showing you and many other judges just how much that they have learned! Please see below for details:

  • Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School (201 E Salaignac St, Philadelphia, PA 19128) on December 1st  
  • December 1st 
  • Two shifts: morning (8:15 AM -12:30 PM) and afternoon (1:30 PM-3:30 PM)
  • Orientation for judges beginning at 8:15 AM for the morning shift and 12:30, for the afternoon shift. 
  • We will serve a continental breakfast and lunch to those present. 
  • Hardy Williams High School (5400 Warrington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143) on December 8th
  • December 8th
  • One shift: (8:15 AM - 10:30 AM)
  • Orientation for judges at 8:30 AM. 
  • We will serve a continental breakfast to those present. 

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If you are skilled in administrative, marketing, fundraising, or other functions that can help iPraxis expand our programming, please register and we will be happy to avail ourselves of your time and talents!

Volunteers needed for public middle and community charter schools in Philadelphia for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. Commitment is no more than a couple of hours a week, as early as 8:00 am and no later than 3:00 pm.

Judges needed for Science Fairs in December and in the spring.

All volunteers receive orientation.


Are you interested in becoming a Scienteer? Your knowledge and experience can educate so many students. Whether you can spare a few hours a week or a few hours a year, you can make a difference!

​Please submit your volunteer application by registering .

Science Fair Project Mentor

Volunteer Time Commitment:

Mentoring sessions begin at different points in the Fall and Winter and conclude with the school’s science fair. Sessions run approximately 60 minutes in length for a 12 week period.

After-School Club Mentor

Volunteer Time Commitment

After-school or during school clubs meet for 60-90 minutes for 2-3 months culminating in a competition.

 

Science Fair Volunteer Judges

Volunteer Time Commitment:

Science Fairs are scheduled at different points in the Winter and Spring and are 3-7 hour commitments. 

 

Volunteer Time Commitment:

Presentations take place throughout the year and run between 45-60 minutes and can be presented to a single classroom or as an assembly.