Ways for Students to Get Involved


Make an impact on your community when you volunteer with the K-12 STEM Center.

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.

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

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


Viterbi Impact Program (VIP)

VIP volunteers are undergraduate engineering students committed to a semester or more of volunteering in the community and service-learning activities. Volunteers are placed with a local school or Viterbi K-12 STEM Center program depending on their interests and experience. 

To protect our volunteers and K-12 students, all Spring 2021 VIP volunteer opportunities will be virtual outreach only.

More information: http://viterbiundergrad.usc.edu/involvement/viterbi-impact/

Application Closed

Viterbi Impact Program participants attend workshops to focus on personal and professional development in the aim to achieve positive community engagement outcomes. See examples of past VIP workshops on our YouTube channel.

VIP Timeline

VIP applications are now closed. Please come back in the Fall to apply for Fall 2021 VIP.


Volunteer For an Event


Not sure if you have time for a semester commitment? USC students can sign up to volunteer at one of our K-12 STEM Center events like MESA Day, Hour of Code, or Robotics Open House. Spend the day with other USC Viterbi undergraduates while inspiring students to pursue STEM majors and careers!

Please check back for events and dates.


Volunteer Form

Volunteer as a Viterbi Student Group

The K-12 STEM Center has a long history of partnering with Viterbi student groups to support their missions of inspiring and empowering future generations of engineers by delivering STEM outreach in the community. We encourage Viterbi student groups who want to partner with the K-12 STEM Center to email us at k12stem@usc.edu.


Contact Us

If you are a USC undergraduate or graduate student with questions about how to volunteer at the K-12 STEM Center, email us at k12stem@usc.edu.

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

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