Volunteer for Noche de Ciencias

Make a difference in the lives of young people in STEM while also building your resume and having a great time! We'd love to have you on the team.


Join the team and make a difference

SHPE offers Noche de Ciencias events to engage and inspire Hispanic youth (and their parents) toward STEM careers through interactive STEM activities, bilingual parent workshops, resources on funding college, and encouraging Familia.

We are offering three virtual Noche de Ciencias in May -

West | Regions 1 & 2 | Tuesday, May 18 | 5-8pm PT
| Regions 3, 5, & 6 | Wednesday, May 19 | 5-8pm CT
| Regions 4 & 7 | Thursday, May 20 | 5-8pm ET

Volunteers are essential to the success of every SHPE event and these Noche de Ciencias events are no different. Volunteers commit to the planning, development, and execution of the overall event. We couldn't do it without them!

We are in need of two types of volunteers -

The Noche de Ciencias Planning Committee is composed of professional and student members who volunteer to serve. Subcommittees are made up of General Volunteers and are the heart of planning for the event, responsible for supporting the committee chairs to execute the Noche de Ciencias curriculum.

Please review the opportunities below and apply by April 9 for the one that best suits you!

Apply by April 9 for the role that is right for you!

Planning Committee Volunteer Roles

The following Planning Committee volunteer opportunities are available:

  • NDC Committee Chair & Vice Chair
    • Lead NDC Committee Meeting
    • Check-in with NDC Team Lead to report progress or needed resources
    • Oversee all Committee Chairs and provide support as needed
    • Ensure Committee is on track for successful event execution
    • Serve as main point of contact for event student participants
  • Activities Chair (1-3 subcommittee members)
    • Screen volunteers and coordinate into specific hands-on activities
    • Edit, Review, and Confirm hands-on activity presentations
    • Lead hands-on activity dry runs
  • Keynote Chair
    • Screen and Coordinate Potential Keynote Speakers
    • Edit, Review, and Confirm Pre-recorded Keynote Videos
  • Panelist Chair (1-3 subcommittee members)
    • Screen and coordinate volunteers
    • Provide panel discussion sample questions
  • Funding College Chair
    • Coordinate Funding College Speakers
    • Edit and Review Pre-Recorded speaker presentations and resources
    • Provide resources ahead of event to participants
  • Zoom Logistics Chair (3 subcommittee members)
    • Provide Zoom Training to Committee Members and Volunteers
    • Create video for students/parents on navigating Zoom
    • Coordinate and Confirm Run of Show that includes all participants
    • Serve as Main Zoom Hosts for day of event

Please read over the Noche de Ciencias Planning Committee Guidelines for more information.

Committee Volunteer Application >

General Volunteer Roles

The following General Volunteer opportunities are available:

  • Activity Leads and Co-Leads (All Activity Volunteers receive a KiwiCo Activity Crate)
    • Participate in guided practice hands-on activity dry runs
    • Host and present provided hands-on activity presentation
    • Work with a group of 10-13 student participants day of event (3rd-12th Grade)
  • Activity Moderators & Chat Support
    • Provide chat support during live event
    • Help moderate hands-on activity sessions
    • Record activity session on Zoom day of event
    • Serve as a back-up for Activity Leads and Co-Leads
  • Keynote Speaker (College Students & Professionals)
    • Speak to 1 of 3 specific age groups (Elementary, Middle, and High School)
    • Create a 10-min max Pre-Recorded video on “Your Story”, STEM, and “What is SHPE?”
    • Provide examples to students on what STEM and SHPE represent and the impact to academics and professional careers
  • Panelist Speaker (College Students & Professionals)
    • Serve on a discussion panel about STEM, academics, and careers
    • Speak to 1 of 3 specific age groups (Elementary, Middle, and High School)
  • Panelists Moderators & Chat Support
    • Provide chat support during live event
    • Help moderate discussion questions
    • Record panel discussion session on Zoom day of event
  • Funding College Speaker Resources (University & Educator Faculty)
    • Create a 10-15 min max Pre-Recorded presentation on funding college options and resources
    • Host live Q&A day of event
    • The following topics are appreciated:
      • FAFSA/Scholarships
      • DACAmented/Undocumented
      • Military Service
    • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Please read over Noche De Ciencias General Volunteer Guidelines for more information.

General Volunteer Application >

During the application process, you will be able to choose the region-specific event that is suitable for you.

SHPE Regions -

West | May 18 | Regions 1 & 2 include Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington

Central | May 19 | Regions 3, 5, & 6 include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

East | May 20 | Regions 4 & 7 include Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia

If you have any questions, please contact kasandred@shpe.org.