Volunteering at the

K-12 STEM Center



Whether it is your first time volunteering with K-12 students or you are a regular volunteer, there is always more to learn about how to volunteer responsibly and effectively. Below is a compilation of K-12 STEM education best practices including downloadable tip sheets and a video library. This page is a living document so be sure to check back for more information.

Minor Safety Awareness

Viterbi Student Orgs are responsible for completing the following minor safety steps with members who will be participating in virtual or in-person K-12 outreach events:

  • Complete Praesidium’s online training & USCs Mandated Reporter training on Trojan Learn
  • Pass a background check

Please visit this Student Org Toolkit from the USC Office of Youth Protection & Programming for more tips for volunteering safely and responsibly with minors. For questions about minor safety policy, contact ccoons@usc.edu

Volunteer Tips & Tricks

Browse our collection of tip sheets for volunteers organized by content and audience.

Read tips on public-speaking best practices for a younger audience.

Read these tips on program leading to learn how to create a welcoming learning environment.

Read these tips on how to remain mindful of gendered implications when working with K-12 students.

Volunteer Video Library

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Published on August 11th, 2021

Last updated on March 9th, 2022