How to Volunteer
We WANT YOU to be a WPAFB Educational Outreach Volunteer!
A wide variety of opportunities await you… From science, math, and aviation/aerospace experts to reading mentors and general classroom and program volunteers, each Program has a POC listed. If you would like to get involved, send them an email!
Wizards of Wright
All WPAFB personnel are invited to volunteer for the WOW! Program. We need volunteers to present a variety of STEM lessons to schools for in-classroom demonstrations. We are also in need of volunteers to present those same lessons remotely, from the WOW! studio, instead of visiting the classroom. The WOW! team will train you on the lesson and supply you with all necessary materials. Volunteers are also needed that would like to present their own STEM demonstration on something they are interested in and love to teach about. With questions, or to begin volunteering, please contact .
FIRST® LEGO® League Explore
WPAFB Educational Outreach is Ohio's lead organization for FIRST LEGO League Explore, an international educational program for 6-10 year-olds to explore basic engineering concepts while exploring real world themes. Volunteers are needed to mentor teams and to support the FIRST LEGO League Explore expos throughout the state. Email: .
FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge
WPAFB Educational Outreach is Ohio's lead organization for FIRST LEGO League, an international educational robotics competition program. Volunteers are needed to mentor teams and to support the FIRST LEGO League tournaments throughout the state. Email: .
FIRST® Tech Challenge
WPAFB Educational Outreach is the Program Delivery Partner for FIRST Tech Challenge in Ohio. FIRST Tech Challenge is a global sports-like robotics competition for students grades 7-12, Volunteers are needed to mentor teams and to support the FIRST Tech Challenge tournaments throughout the state. Click here for more details on volunteer roles. Otherwise email: .
FIRST® Robotics Competition
Mentors for area teams of high school students in all areas including engineering, programming, finance and marketing. For the competitions, volunteers are needed for 1-4 days as field reset crews, judges, set up and tear down crews, and more. Email: .
Job Shadow Day
Individuals willing to share their educational/work experiences, job interests and/or subject matter expertise with junior/senior high school students. Email: .
Scanning Electron Microscope EDucatorS (SEMEDS)
Volunteers to work with the students using the Scanning Electron Microscopes. Email: .
Science Fair Judges
Judges and Volunteers for Local/Regional/State Science Fairs. Email: .
STARBASE provides local students a variety of exciting, hands-on learning experiences designed to increase interest in and knowledge of math, science and technology as part of this nationwide Department of Defense Program. We are looking for speakers to share information about their careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. Email: .
STARBASE 2.0 combines STEM activities with a relationship-rich, school-based environment to provide the missing link for youth making the transition from elementary to middle school. It extends the positive impact of STARBASE through a team mentoring approach which solidifies students' attachment to and engagement with school. Volunteers are needed as small group mentors. Email: .
Assist students with various STEM activities including Science Fairs and Science Olympiad. Email: .
Assist local students in a variety of basic and advanced subjects. Email: .
Share your expertise at school career days, etc. Email: .
Virtual Career Speaker Sessions
Share your expertise at school career days remotely from your home or office using Zoom. Email: .
Volunteers for demonstrations or STEM career talks at camps during the summer, as well as STEM mentors for students during the summer ages 16+. Email: .