SEEDS

Division of Student Services

Resources: Science & Technology

Note: the below are not necessarily eligible for off-campus Federal Work Study. Please find FWS eligible opportunities here.

Here are some organizations that fall under the loose heading of "science and technology."

Boys & Girls Club: Google CS First ProgramBGC
Boys & Girls Clubs are safe, positive places for kids to enjoy fun and engaging programs at an affordable price. Clubs provide enrichment programs to youth while empowering them with a sense of belonging and security. Clubs surround members with caring, trained staff that engage them in nationally proven evidence-based youth development programs. Volunteers are needed to lead and facilitate Google’s CS First program, which introduces youth in grades 4-8 to computer science (CS) concepts and encourages them to use technology to express themselves. Each CS First “club” is based on a real-world theme, such as Art, Game Design and Sports, and offers about 10 hours-worth of lessons and activities.  In each activity, students watch instructional videos and build projects using Scratch, a block-based programming language. As “CS Gurus,” volunteers will guide members through the curriculum, work through problems when needed, and challenge them to progress using harder logic in their projects. 
Address: Eight clubs around Portland
Phone: 503-232-0077 (Administrative Office)

Impact Northwest: AKA Science
Impact NW is a premier provider of educational and social services in the greater Portland metro area whose mission is to help people prosper through a community of support. AKA Science (All Kids Are Scientists) is a fun, hands-on science program for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Kids participate in experiments that nurture their curiosity and help them explore the world around them. AKA Science uses inquiry-based activities to get kids excited about learning. In the past school year, AKA Science offered more than 200 classes and fifteen library workshops that served approximately 2,000 kids in northwest Oregon. Volunteers serve as Class Leaders, teaching once or twice weekly classes, or Science Kit Builders, putting together teaching kits for the coming term. Visit the Impact NW website to read more about the AKA Science program and involvement opportunities.
Address: Various sites around Portland
Phone: 503-294-7415


The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is a scientific, educational, and cultural resource center dedicated to improving the public's understanding of science and technology. OMSI puts the "wow" in science for the kid in each of us! Please check out their website for a list of current openings for volunteers.
Address: 1945 SE Water Ave. Portland, OR 97214-3354
Phone: 503-239-7814