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Volunteer with TechGirlz

Volunteering with TechGirlz can be very rewarding. You’ll be inspiring and empowering the next generation of women to explore the possibilities in technology!  Build your marketable skills like public speaking, teaching and tech know-how, and expand your network while teaching fun, hands-on workshops alongside others in the tech industry. There are so many ways to volunteer with TechGirlz – browse our current volunteer opportunities and get started. 

NOTE: If you choose a volunteer role for programs that have direct contact with minors, you are required to complete background screening.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Workshop plans are free, and we provide assistance for free.

Up to you! Volunteer once a year or once week!

  • Workshops are 3 hours
  • Prep time for TA’s and instructors depends on expertise, but you can expect to spend between 2-4 hours on average.
  • Assist the lead instructor at workshops
  • Coordinate a workshop in your community
  • Create a new lesson plan or update an existing one
  • Help at outreach events, for example handing out flyers or talking to parents
  • Or, browse all volunteer opportunities.

Workshops typically have 15-20 girls, depending on available space/materials. We recommend an instructor/student ratio of 1 to 5.

We are always looking for new topics to add to our curriculum. Please reach out to learn more.

Absolutely! The more the merrier!

Check out our paid opportunities on our careers page.

Read Volunteer Stories

Check out some of our volunteers’ experiences with teaching girls technology by reading their TechShop Recaps. Their stories depict how rewarding volunteering with TechGirlz is and why anyone can teach a TechShop in their own community.

Want to share your experience volunteering with TechGirlz? Reach out to alicia@techgirlz.org.

Volunteer Descriptions

NOTE: If you choose a volunteer role for programs that have direct contact with minors, you are required to complete background screening. To learn how to acquire your background screening, please visit our Background Clearances page and select your state.

Teach a workshop to middle school girls at your location or at a location that is already predetermined. Prep and program execution time maybe up to 6 hours per event.

Help the Instructor and girls throughout the class as part of the team. Prep and execution may be up to 6 hours per event.

Provide a space and/or equipment needed to host our workshops. 

Students, teachers, parents – ask us how you can partner with TechGirlz to lead workshops for middle school girls in your community. Sign up as a Teen Volunteer to start the conversation. For more details see program description here.

Organize a TechShopz in a Box event in your area. View our Playbook on how to run a workshop.

Administrative

NOTE: If you choose a volunteer role for programs that have direct contact with minors, you are required to complete background screening. To learn how to acquire your background screening, please visit our Background Clearances page and select your state.

Attend our live workshops and work with the Instructor to create Workshop Plans for TechShopz in a Box™ program, a free open source library of tech topics. Team meets once a month via conference call.

Contact and present to selected companies, schools, organizations and associations to help promote TechGirlz mission and programs. Team meets monthly via conference call.