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Volunteer Opportunity: Virtual Mentor - Science and Engineering

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Published on: October 28, 2020

Virtual Mentor - Science and Engineering

About Us

The Shoulders of Giants (TSoG) is an educational non-profit which has been revolutionizing STEM mentorship since 2013. Using his experience as an engineer and university-level educator, TSoG President Dr. Foland is leading the future of education by making everything available online, for free! Since 2018, TSoG has also been live-streaming lectures and projects on YouTube and Twitch for students around the world. TSoG has now grown into a collaborative international community, with a vast library of hands-on projects to create and cultivate any engineering portfolio.

Who's in the community? -- Students (13+), hobbyists, adult learners, educators, PhD professionals; anyone with a passion for learning!

Within a few years of completing our TSoG program, students can expect to achieve the following Program Educational Objectives, which are valuable even for non-STEM fields:

  • Lifelong Learning
  • Technical Confidence
  • Career Satisfaction
  • Sense of Service

Volunteer Opportunity Description

Our volunteer model matches teams of students to work under the guidance of technical mentors in a variety of fields. We provide funding resources and administrative support so our volunteer team is enabled to have maximum impact on young scientists and engineers. We are looking for volunteers who:

  1. Have expertise in ANY math, science, or engineering field
  2. Have interest or experience with project management methods (eg Agile, Lean, Scrum, Waterfall)
  3. Are available 4-8 hours per week by chat, to keep student projects on schedule
  4. Can manage team budgets (eg. Bill of Materials)
  5. Can submit requests for student supplies
  6. Can work with team sponsor and board of director representatives
  7. Can help with recruitment and conduct group interviews for potential students
  8. Is familiar with leading virtual work sessions and has adequate AV equipment (headset/mic/camera) to hold scheduled virtual discussions and meetings with students


For more information please schedule a Zoom meeting with Lauren Foland - Senior Director: https://calendly.com/tsogtv/intro

The Shoulders of Giants, Inc. is a nonprofit organization registered under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) (public charity). As such, all donations made to the organization are tax-deductible. Additionally, The Shoulders of Giants is committed to transparency in all of our operations and maintains a Gold / Platinum Rating on Guidestar. Financial records, including forms 990 filed for all previous fiscal years, are publicly accessed through that profile: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/46-2963213


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