What is a way for me to volunteer in a field relating to STEM online, as I am a busy chemistry student?
I am a chemistry major with a very heavy course load, but I would like an opportunity to give back in some way that is feasible for me to do. chemistry volunteering stem time-management women-in-stem scheduling chem
Thanks for the question. One great resource I would recommend is a site called VolunteerMatch: https://www.volunteermatch.org
I did a search just using "STEM" as the search word for opportunities in the Trenton, NJ (I'm assuming it's New Jersey) area and here are some of the results:
Aquatic Sciences Education Program Volunteer at the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium in Camden:
Math & Science Tutor for the Philadelphia Education Fund:
There may be many other opportunities available that you can find using different search terms. It would also be a good idea to reach out to schools, public colleges, and other places where STEM opportunities may exist (even if they aren't overtly advertised)... you'd be surprised how many of them are looking for volunteers.
Hello again Maria,
I was going through some of my repsonses today and realized I misunderstood your question. It appears you are looking for online opportunities. If so, becoming a tutor is a great way to give back. Some recommendations include:
It's awesome that you're looking for ways to engage in your community even though you're so busy with your classes! Lots of nonprofit organizations have volunteer tasks that can take place virtually (like supporting their social media strategy, writing stories for their newsletters, etc.), but they aren't necessarily posted as a "volunteer job" on their website. If you know of any interesting nonprofit organizations nearby, you can always reach out and ask if there's a way you can support for a few hours a week from home.
<span style="background-color: transparent;">You have to set a routine for yourself and stick to it for the most part. Once you get into the groove of a routine it will be much easier for you to manage your time and have enough time for everything you need to do (including relaxing). Make yourself to-do lists on a weekly basis, use Google calendar or a planner to keep track of events, deadlines, and due dates. In addition to setting a routine and sticking to it, plan out relaxing activities into your day. Or set aside a time, after everything is done for the day, that you can have "me" time. I have also personally found it essential to not only find time for myself but also make use of that time in a way that is best for me and my holistic wellness. I have found the HeadSpace app to be an essential tool in helping me relax and generally feel more relaxed throughout the day, Guided meditation, even if you have a busy schedule, will make you feel more at ease and relaxed throughout the day as a whole (not just when you have the time to relax and focus on that "me" time).</span>
<span style="background-color: transparent;">Set a routine.Use Google Calendar.Set aside Me TimeWrite weekly to-do lists and use a planner.Find a peaceful and restful activity that will help you feel relaxed.</span>