Make an Impact on Your Community 

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Why volunteer?

  • Make a difference in your community by serving as a mentor and modeling the college pathway to K-12 students
  • Teach STEM literacy and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers
  • Practice communication to non-technical audiences on science and engineering topics
  • Learn new skills through workshops led by USC staff and faculty
  • Join a community of other passionate USC Viterbi undergraduate and graduate students
  • Thrive and flourish with volunteering as a wellness practice.

Whether you are looking for a meaningful way to spend a Saturday or a long-term commitment to a school or program, we have a range of opportunities to get involved.

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Volunteer for one of our programs or at one of our K-12 STEM Center events like MESA Day, Hour of Code, or Robotics Open House. Click here to register your interest!

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The K-12 STEM Center has a long history of partnering with recognized Viterbi student groups to support their missions of inspiring and empowering future generations of engineers by delivering STEM outreach in the community. Many Viterbi Student Groups partner with the K-12 STEM Center to support their community outreach efforts with K-12 students, benefiting from the K-12 STEM Center's local network of schools and K-12 education expertise. 

Student orgs, get in touch with the K-12 STEM Center here.

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Join the Viterbi Impact Program (VIP)

VIP participants play a vital role in the community as they work as partners with local schools and organizations. VIP volunteers are Viterbi engineering students (undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D) committed to a semester, or more, of volunteering in local service projects. Volunteer time commitment will vary.

VIP connects students to service opportunities through the K-12 STEM Center and local community organizations. The Viterbi Impact Program is a central location for students to find volunteer opportunities and reflect on the impact of their service.

Q&A For Viterbi Students


Faculty and community members looking to get involved, please visit our site for non-student volunteers here.

All volunteers and USC K-12 STEM Center employees will be subject to training and compliance with USC policies for the protection of minors.

Published on January 8th, 2020

Last updated on March 15th, 2023