Volunteer Opportunities With AAAS and Outside Programs

Getting involved in your local community is one of the most powerful ways that you can have a positive impact on the future of science. From volunteering in schools to hosting science cafes and everything in between, you can make a difference. And we want to help.

AAAS Volunteer Programs

AAAS-ASTC Volunteer Program

Science centers are constantly looking for new ways to embed current science into their programming, and to work with scientists to help facilitate direct public interaction. There are many wonderful opportunities available to help as a volunteer, working directly with the public, or behind the scenes. Find out more.
AAAS/Project FOCUS

Project REFOCUS, a AAAS national STEM-volunteer program at the University of Georgia, is looking for retired or working STEM professionals to assist K-12 teachers in the Clarke County (GA) School District.
AAAS/Puget Sound STEM Volunteer Program
Part of the AAAS mission is to foster education in science and technology for everyone. Getting scientists at all stages of their career, including retirement, into K-12 classrooms is one way to achieve this. If you care about K-12 science education and have time to share your knowledge with students and teachers, please send a note to William Wurtz, with your home address, or call 425-999-1943.
Science Books & Film
Are you a trained scientist, engineer, science educator, or librarian who would like the opportunity to share your expertise in science, mathematics and technology? If so, please contact Maria Sosa msosa@aaas.org, to learn more about the benefits and rewards of becoming an SB&F reviewer.
AAAS/SSE STEM Volunteer Program

AAAS members and other volunteers lend their expertise in Elementary, Middle, and High schools in Montgomery County, MD Public Schools and in Fairfax County, VA Public Schools. Volunteers visit schools once a week and participate in a wide range of activities including: assisting teachers, tutoring and making classroom presentations. Become a volunteer!
AAAS On-Call Scientists
Launched in October 2008, On-call Scientists connects scientists interested in volunteering their skills and knowledge with human rights organizations that are in need of scientific expertise. Become an On-Call Scientist.


Do you have a science-related volunteer program? AAAS can help. As part of the AAAS mission of advancing science and serving society we are happy to offer various levels of support.  AAAS can:

  • Assist your efforts to recruit AAAS members and other interested people in your area for volunteer opportunities
  • Give you supporting materials, including copies of Science, educational resources, and giveaways
  • Connect you to experts and to members of the community who have experience in establishing volunteer organizations
  • Provide coverage of your outreach via MemberCentral

AAAS is also open to other ideas on how we can help you achieve your goals. To learn more, contact a AAAS MemberCentral associate via email at membership@aaas.org or call 1-202-326-6417.